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Summary

Eighteen years of combined experience in studio / location shooting, broadcast programming, production troubleshooting, and news coverage. Solid network of production industry contacts and up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, equipment and events.

Work experience

Dec 2015Present

Founder

fotoseera.com
  • Launched a personal blog for buying and selling imagery stock online 
2014Present

Co-Founder 

Sorastock.com
  • Launched a photo stock agency specialised in Middle eastern imagery
Oct 2009Oct 2013

Technical Director

Raw Entertainment (Tarek Al-Erian)
  • Train and supervise professional workflow crew on different cameras (Arri, RED, Weisscam).
  • Design and integrate the Post Production Facilities (Editing, Compositing, and Colour Grading).
  • Milo Operator (Mark Roberts Motion Control).
  • Technical producer of the company production in feature films and TV shows.


20082013

News Producer/Fixer

ABC News
  • AP/Producer in covering the Syrian Revolution in Aleppo, Syria 2012
  • Ap/Producer in Covering the Libyan Revolution in Benghazi, Libya 2011
  • AP/Producer in covering the Egyptian Revolution in Egypt and the events that followed.
  • Producer and fixer in news coverage events and feature stories from inside Egypt.
  • AP in covering Pilgrimage season in KSA during swine flue.
Jan 2010Feb 2010

Producer

National Geographic
  • Producing an episode of "Don't tell my mother, I'm in Cairo"
Feb 2009Feb 2009

Producer

Pearson Inc.
  • Producing a short documentary called My Story”  7 min
Jan 2009Jan 2009

Producer

Unicef
  • Producing a short documentary called "SSHE: Our Health In Our Hands" 10 min
Aug 2008Mar 2009

Producer

Egyptian TV (NTN)
  • Producing a long documentary called “Ragaa Al-Nakkash: Braids of wheat and gold” 48 min
Mar 2008Apr 2008

Producer

Travel Channel

Producing an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservation” Egypt eps.

Mar 2005Dec 2005

Operations Manager

Takhayal  Entertainment  (AL-Kharafy Group)
  • Design and integrate post production facilities (edit suits with central storage)
20022003

Senior Air Time Executive

El Mehwar Satellite Channel
  • Participating in designing and integrating the Airing Room.
  • Training, managing and supervising of Airing Department.
  • Media managing and Play-list scheduling.
  • Excutive Director of “Hewarat” ( Live Talk show covering the Iraqi war).
  • Excutive Director of “Al-Tab`aa Al-Akheera” ( Recorded Newscast and newspapers coverage).

20012003

Assistant Correspondent

The Daily Telegraph / Christian Science Monitor
  • Fixing interviews and interpreting for Mr. Philip Smucker, the Daily Telegraph and CSM correspondent in Egypt 
19982002

Virtual Studio Operator

Video Cairo Sat
  • A Virtual Studio Operator (CyberE, Soccer Set and Virtual Replay Orad systems).
  • Feed and Live Coordinator.
  • Linear Video Editor (two machines and three machines).
  • Nonlinear Video Editor (Sony ES-3 system).
  • News Desk


Skills

Microsoft Office 
Linux
Microsoft Windows Familie
MAC OS.

Education

19992003

BA of Commerce

Ain Shams University

Faculty of Commerce, Accounting Dept.


1998

Secondary School 

Amir El Sho’ra School

Languages

Arabic Language

Native

English

Excellent