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Cinematographer, Creative Director, Photographer

Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Posted:
January 28, 2018

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CREAOCEAN ADVERTISING AGENCY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY JANUARY/2010 TO SEPTEMBER/2017

VAROL OZKANER PRODUCTION, ISTANBUL, TURKEY JULY/2001 TO SEPTEMBER/2017 Creative Director

Cinematographer - Creative Director

Reduced average campaign design cost up to 60% by utilizing cost effective resources and repurposing existing designs Recruited talented designers and copywriters and successfully built an award-winning creative team, growing from 2 to 20 within 4 weeks

Optimized the process of campaign design that led the creative team work 50% faster and more efficient, thus reducing production costs up to %25 in average

Created comprehensive advertising campaigns for various B2B and B2C clients Developed custom creative strategies for product launches Worked closely with account management to improve target marketing tactics Developed, maintained and updated all corporate communications Built a dynamic team of creative professionals that was able to switch between clients without a drop in service levels Led a team of still and motion image rendering and creation professionals Turned story ideas into profitable advertising campaigns Have been responsible for all aspects of photo and film production Established the creative department from the ground up Shot videos and photographs in controlled lab, field and remote environments Produced and edited commercial films

Managed budgets, schedules, and production resources A start-up marketing consultancy and full-service creative agency offering integrated marketing and media solutions to brands doing business in Turkey and East Europe, and providing a third-party perspective on the selling of the client's goods or services.

A still and motion picture production company that has its own film and photography studio facilities, and offers comprehensive media and corporate communication solutions to a wide range of brands, with its creative and marketing teams.

Responsible for managing a busy creative department of 12 personnel in copywriting, photography, videography, design and encoding. Another key function of the role is to generate revenue through creating efficient brand strategies for clients. As the founder of the company, responsible for coordination of all departments and every aspect of the production of each campaign executed.

I am a multilingual and seasoned cinematographer, creative director and photographer who has designed, maintained, coordinated and led all campaign strategies for 22 corporate clients within the last 17 years. I have executed major rebranding activities across all channels leading up to 25% brand growth within the first two months following relaunch. I have developed initial pitch offerings that resulted in gaining multi-year contracts worth upwards of $8 million over the course of my career as a creative director.

I am proficient in managing and supervising creative departments, researching, managing budgets, creating brand strategies. VAROL OZKANER

4688 Albany Drive #D212 San Jose, CA 95129 +1-408-***-**** ac370v@r.postjobfree.com CAREER PROFILE

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

CREDIT EUROPE BANK IN-HOUSE ADVERTISING AGENCY, KIEV, UKRAINE MAY/2007 TO OCTOBER 2009 BRUECKNER&FISCHER ARTIST REPRESENTATION, SEPTEMBER/2005 TO APRIL/2009 EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 2000

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMMAKING

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 1996

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, POLITICAL SCIENCES AND ECONOMICS MALTEPE UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, TURKEY OCTOBER/2009 TO JUNE/2015 Art Director

Commercial Photographer

Digital Arts Lecturer

Shot ad campaign photos for corporate clients and periodicals Generated unique concepts with limited direction for varied client needs Marketed and advertised services to attract clients Collaborated with a team of graphic designers and visual effects professionals towards the final image Created both local and global ad campaign visual concepts and content Managed a team that developed an award winning line of credit card design Have been responsible for implementation of promotional materials and digital marketing campaigns Oversaw the work of other designers

Developed detailed budgets and timelines in collaboration with the creative director EDUCATION

Introduced students to latest tools of digital design Lectured on digital visual effects, cinematography and photography for undergraduate and master degree classes Contributed to professional conferences and seminars One of the leading private research universities in Istanbul known for its entrepreneurial character, drawn from the legacy of its founders. The university is also known for its relationship to various industries including advertising and marketing. An advertising agency owned and operated by Credit Europe Bank - Ukraine, that is in charge of handling all advertising campaigns and collateral for the bank.

A Representative agency handling marketing and sales for Photographers and cinematographers in order to get them focus only on their profession.

MUNICH, GERMANY

Responsible for the overall visual aspects of each advertising and media campaign, and coordinating the work of other artistic and design staff, such as graphic designers. Responsible for taking photographs that particularly capture the needs and communicate the ideas of certain clients basically doing business in fashion industry.

Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures on contemporary digital visual arts, teaching introductory and advanced level digital image creation techniques, supervising students’ research activities, checking and assessing students’ work.



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