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Nikita Emtsov

Writer, Director, Graphic Designer

Work History

October 2017present

Head of Media & Marketing

ORLOVA Boutique Inc.

Developed Orlova's brand and designed the logo and all marketing materials. Presently, I supervise and advise ongoing promotions, including social media marketing. Act as brand's co-creative director and fulfill the role of director, photographer, cinematographer and editor on all media projects. I have established myself as an integral part of the company's overall image.


Head of Media

Camp White Pine

Supervised a team of talented and committed videographers, photographers and editors at a prestigious overnight summer camp. Effortlessly got along with kids of all ages and captured the smiles of every single one for the parents back home. Met rigorous weekly deadlines with ease. Remained calm and professional in all physically and emotionally draining situations. Maintained team moral and picked up team members' projects when the going got tough. 


Freelance Cinematographer, Director

Another Sky Productions

Established myself as a reliable professional within the corporate environment, music scene and among talented filmmakers, having worked on a variety of projects - TV, promo videos, interviews, music videos, live performances & short films. The experience has made me versatile in technical skill and expanded my knowledge of equipment. My unique and unwavering vision - with an accent on light/color, geometric shapes, and experimental takes - is what has set me apart.


Assistant Editor - Guild Apprentice Program

Directors Guild of Canada - Ontario

As part of the program, gained valuable experience and learned the skills of assisting on major productions.


Videographer, Video Editor

Ethnic Channels Group

As part of the major Canadian broadcasting company, honed the craft of shooting and editing video content, and received the necessary training to strive and deliver professional results in the utmost pressing situation: on location and in studio.



Cinema Studies

University of Toronto

Focusing on the Italian and Japanese cinema, gained valuable knowledge of the underlying philosophical concepts of film, as well as general cinematic principles.


Film Studies

Ryerson University

Achieved academic excellence and placement on the Dean's list for successfully learning all aspects of film production, from camera and sound to production design and new media.


Graphic Design

George Brown College

Gained invaluable design knowledge and experience, which I apply in all areas of my work. Won a graphic design competition sponsored by ONE condoms.

Additional Courses and Workshops


MaRS Summer Intensive Workshop

MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON

Was accepted into the 7-week intensive entrepreneurship course based on an innovative business idea.


MarCom Toolkit

MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON

Learned valuable Marketing and Communications skills, and have been able to apply the knowledge to a variety of projects.

Volunteering Experience

Highlights: Cinematographer


Uncover You (2017)

Launch Video for ORLOVA Boutique Inc.

Fall 2017 Collection

Director: Polina Orlova

Description: promotional video for ORLOVA – a vintage clothing boutique curating statement pieces that express one’s unique personality. Playing off of the idea of space exploration, Nikita Emtsov and Polina set out to create an otherworldly atmosphere of self discovery.

Web Series

In The Future (2017)

Comedy Series Pilot

Director: Nick Newcastle

** OFFICIAL SELECTION ** Grindhouse Planet Film Festival, Leicester, UK - 2017

Description: In The Future is an original web series about three friends who were cryogenically frozen in 2016 and now live in a 50's themed future.

Music Video

Keep On Moving (2017)

Artist: KIKO

Description: Debut music video for an upcoming Toronto artist's original song.

TV Series

The Divine Oneness (2016)

Documentary / Bell Fibe TV 1

Director: Omar Majeed

Description: Members of Toronto's El-Tawhid Juma Circle meet to find spiritual sanctuary from Islamophobia, homophobia and misogyny in the form of a makeshift mosque.

Sound and Vision (2014)

Documentary / Bell Fibe TV 1

Directors: Jay Wolting, Azed Majeed

Description: Five promising local bands are paired with emerging talent and voices from the local film scene. Once partnered, each filmmaker is then provided with equipment and crew to make a short film inspired by one of the band’s original songs.


Maid of Slaughter (2015), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Horror / 50 Hour Film Festival

Director: Elvis Deane

MOTH (2015), TOP 50 SUBMISSIONS out of 2,000+

Thriller / My Rode Reel 2015 International Competition

Director: Polina Orlova

Proficiencies & Skills


Blackmagic Pocket | Blackmagic Cinema Camera | Arri Alexa XT | RED Dragon | Sony FS7 & Alpha-series | Canon C-series

Video Editing & Motion Graphics    

Adobe Premiere Pro | Final Cut Pro X | Avid Media Composer | DaVinci Resolve | Sony Catalyst | Adobe After Effects

Additional Skills Location Audio Recording | Audio Mixing | Boom Operation | Graphic Design | Digital Media Management | Directing | Production Management 
Languages English (fluent), Russian (native), Italian (basic)


Past and Current Clients

Extended Portfolio


North London Derby - Short Film - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Michael Zamanis

Keep on Moving - Music Video - Director, Cinematographer, Editor - Performed by Kaloyan Kalchev

Week in Review Shorts - Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Supervisor - Camp White Pine

UnCover You - Fashion Promo - Co-Creative Director, Director, Cinematographer, Editor - Crtv. Dir. Polina Orlova


In The Future - Web-series - Cinematographer, Co-Director, Editor - Dir. Nick Newcastle

The Divine Oneness - Documentary / Mini-series - Co-Cinematographer - Dir. Omar Majeed, Bell Media

La Traviata - Opera - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. David Varjabed, Opera Belcanto of York

Eugene Onegin - Opera - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Andrey Andreychik

FlipGive TeamShop Challenge - Corporate - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Patrick Dias, The Campfire

Peekapak - Educational Promo - Corporate - Editor - Dir. Ami Shah, Peekapak

Frenzy - Short - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Ewa Wolniczek

Intimidation - Short - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Ewa Wolniczek


Maid of Slaughter - Short - Cinematographer - Dir. Elvis Deane, 50 Hour International Film Festival

MOTH - Short - Cinematographer, Co-Director, Editor - Dir. Polina Orlova, My Rode Reel 2015

Raven - Fashion Promo - Cinematographer, Editor - Dir. Polina Orlova,

Merry Matrimony - Feature - Training: Post Production Assistant - Supervisor Daisy MacLean

Drive Right Canada - Educational - Co-Cinematographer, Camera Assistant - Dir. Fikret Eskişarlı

Frank - Sketch Comedy - Cinematographer - Dir. Nick Newcastle

Hans & Rudy's Dinner Party - Sketch Comedy - Cinematographer - Dir. Nick Newcastle

Twin Beaks - Sketch Comedy - Cinematographer - Dir. Nick Newcastle

Frozen - Short - Production Assistant - Dir. Ryan Ward


Happy - Short - Director, Writer - My Rode Reel 2014 International Competition

Sound and Vision - Documentary / Mini-series - 1st AC, Second Camera, PA - Dirs. Jay Wolting, Azed Majeed

In Two - Short - 1st AC - Dir. Fab Filippo

You Rub Me the Wrong Way - Short - Second Camera - Dir. Scott Miller Berry

Shush! - Commercial - Director, Writer - Doritos: Crash the SuperBowl International Contest

The Strongman of Kampala - Short - Production Assistant - Dir. Gloria Ui Young Kim, Canadian Film Centre

Bully Fighters - Short - Production Assistant - Dir. Jupiter J. Makins