Hi, my name is Polina. If you are interested in my background, please read the LONG STORY. Or you can skip right ahead to the SHORT STORY to learn what I am interested in for now and how I can help your production.
I was born in 1991 in Altai. I always was interested in photography, my grandpa and dad were into it too, so I always had a camera to play with. There is even a camcorder tape with a 4-year old me yelling "Can I film, cuckoo?"
After I spent a year in USA I didn't think of film industry of something I could transfer to a profession so I went to Altai State University and graduated with major in Advertising and Public Relations. In 2012 I moved to Moscow and started to work at Social Network Agency as a project manager. My major clients were Rusnano, Glonass and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology but I also helped in other projects and future clients department for Volvo, Red Bull, Samsung, Nike, Eldorado, Rusneft, Vnesheconombank, etc.
As I gained progress and earned some money at my job, I realised this is not actually what I like to do everyday. Don't get me wrong, I like social media and digital advertising, I just didn't feel it's right for me to do only that. So I started as a freelance SMM Project Department manager in Media company Chronoscope. My clients were fashion and jewelry brands such as Emporio Armani, Michael Kors, Luminox, Raymond Weil. I also did job of a production manager on various shoots and soon after that started to take photographs for our clients myself.
In 2015 I applied to Wordshop Academy to learn video directing and started to work as a filmmaker. Since that moment, couple of significant things happened:
My work "Hanged girl" which was filmed at campus of "Svyataya Anna" Film Festival was chosen to open the ceremony in 2016.
Student case-study of social-oriented digital project for Megafon won award as the best digital project at "Young Mercury" and got a Grand-Prix at Social advertising festival LIME.
Student case-study for Cosmopolitan eye-tracking website plug-in got the best rating among the committee members.
The animation series for Taktik Labs helped the developer to enter the Golden App contest and be awarded as "The best women app" and "The best app in Food and Drinks".
I directed and edited a concert for Mumiy Troll music group social media.
Today I am a video director with major interest in food, fashion, dance and music. I am quite acquainted with digital and social media, I like to find out the purpose of communication and make it work the best way. I also love stop motion, crafts and photography.
I've developed some experience as a camera-man, editor, colorist and assistant director but my goal is to work as a director only. Right now I am working on my portfolio so I take practically any job offered.
Please contact me if you want to cooperate.