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video editor

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
May 23, 2018

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Deepa Iyengar

Springfield, VA *****



Experienced IT professional, former TV anchor, and current YouTuber seeks a challenging role in a digital video production firm. Applicant wishes to apply her comprehensive skill set in a professional environment that places a high value on team success.


Over 10 years of experience in televised media, public performance, and event planning.

Owner, creator, editor, and manager of a popular YouTube channel dedicated to Bollywood dance, with a growing subscriber base of 500,000 subscribers, and 95+ million views.

Manages and edits videos and pictures for other social media handles, such as Facebook, Instagram, twitter etc.

Script writer, reporter, and content producer for live and televised programs.

Energetic leader with strong organizational, analytical, and presentation skills.


B.S. in Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA



Owner, YouTube Channel “DeepaDance”

Edited all videos using Adobe Premier.

Conceptualized and directed all videos, including pre-production to post-production needs through final delivery.

Planned, scheduled, managed, and delivered all aspects of production, including video editing, and ensured completion in a timely manner.

Familiar with Adobe creative suite, especially Adobe Premier, and photoshop.

Managed project life cycle from researching trends, analyzing the theme, creating choreography, training dancers, choosing locations, designing the overall look (location, set, props, lighting, costume, hair, makeup), creating storyboards, directing talent as well as cameraman, and editing the film.

Provided location, talent, and casting coordination. Hired appropriate personnel for project. Assembled cast and crew together.

Managed budget control for every project, including assessment of production needs, estimation of budget, budget constrain analysis, budget process implementation, and payment negotiation.

Supported the crew in placing camera, handling and assembling equipment, and operating the camera.

Managed brand promotions and public relations across all social media platforms.

Trivision, Chantilly, VA 5/17-8/17

Project Manager/Video Editor

Developed and edited digital media by Adobe product suite for delivery.

Managed all project phases from intitation to delivery including: initiation, planning, execution, reporting and delivery.

Innovatively directed and organized photo and video shoots.

Supervised staff through production phases and directed the majority of staff to improve the over performance of the team.

Managed project administration, tasks, schedules, and documentation. Kept team members and internal partners up to date on the status of digital projects.

Managed communications with commercial and government clients and acted as a liaison to ensure awareness of project milestones and deliverables across project teams.

Provided Quality Assurance and process improvement strategies and analyzed requirements to ensure that project performance and deliverables are meeting or exceeding required quality standards.

Delivered successful productions within budget, on schedule and surpassed corporate goals.

Freelance TV Reporter 04/09-Present

Reported for Indian News Channels, NewsX and TimesNow.

Provided voice-over services for commercials, documentaries, and other news announcements.

Handled the overall look (makeup, hair, costume) per feature.

Provided ideas for camera angles, locations, and lighting.

Image-in-Asian Television, Vienna, VA 01/01-03/04, 11/08-05/11

TV Anchor for MHz Network’s “Image-in-Asian Television”

Main host for a television show targeting the South Asian-American community in the DC metropolitan area.

Produced episodes start-to-finish; combining live performances, pre-recorded scenes, and on-site reporting.

Wrote full length program scripts and researched interview guests.

Conducted interviews with Indian celebrities, Bollywood stars, and local personalities.

Worked weekly with creative and production teams creating feature content, shoot schedules, interview locations, and storyboards.

Organized, advertised, and hosted events, such as fundraising for culture-progressive media.

Represented MHz Network through public appearances at various media events.


Department of Homeland Security –

Transportation Security Administration (SE Solutions), Pentagon City, VA 1/15-7/15

Senior IT Consultant

Provided project management support; identified and managed project issues and risks, provided design mockups and benchmark analyses, and analyzed project data.

Organized, lead, and facilitated meetings with stakeholders to effectively/efficiently elicit requirements, streamline processes, improve access to information, and define business and technical needs.

Developed/designed workflows and processes to eliminate bottlenecks to improve productivity, decision making, and utilization of assets and resources.

Developed/designed projects deliverables such as communication plan, QRG (Quick reference guide) requirement specification document, integration proposal, meeting minutes and weekly activity reports.

Provided Quality Assurance support; performed User Acceptance testing against SuccessFactors Online Learning System.

Department of Homeland Security – 11/10-9/12, 1/13/-7/13

Customs and Border Protection (A Harold and Associates, LLC, Adayana, Inc), Washington, D.C

Quality Assurance Specialist

Served as a Graphics backup person; created graphics using Photoshop and delivered it to client to meet strict deadlines.

Helped create and develop designs for CD covers.

Streamlined the Archiving process by adding meta-data to close to a thousand images.

Worked in the editing room; performed quality check for all in-house audio recordings for movie files.

Interviewed candidates for Testing and Quality Assurance positions.

Performed QA on graphics content such as captivate, graphics, and flash files.

Assisted ISDs on several occasions; involved in the design phase, reworded/rewrote documents and created PowerPoint/Pdf slides and content within the slides.

Coached new Hires on the QA process and tasks.

Edited/developed all other documentation such as, marketing brochures, memorandums, agendas, meeting minutes, fliers, etc.

Established and ensured compliance with internal and applicable industry standards and processes for ISD (Instructional Design) methodology, Section 508, and SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model).

Tested and edited training courseware and ensured adherence to standards; edited documentation to include corrections of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Helped create and edit courseware on the LMS.

Appointed as the Point of Contact on multiple occasions during the absence of the manager.

Department of Justice (Intellidyne,LLC), Washington, D.C 07/08-03/10

Quality Assurance Department

Served as an internal consultant on best practices for requirements gathering, tracking and verification/validation activities.

Developed, modified, implemented, and maintained QA processes, procedures, plans, audits, reports, and measures.

Collected and analyzed QA and CM metrics.

Conducted and Performed peer reviews and work product reviews of deliverables.

Managed project schedules using Microsoft Project.

Coordinated and scheduled QA activities with the Program Manager.

Frequently used Power point, Excel, Access, Visio, and Word to create effective presentations for Clients.

Group Logic, Inc, Arlington, VA 08/05-06/07

Quality Assurance Engineer

Created the entire online help pages using HTML, javascript and photoshop.

Scripted using VB script to set up test environment for stress tests.

Opened, regressed and closed bugs in the database. Worked closely with Dev, PjMs and Support in office and out of state.

America Online, Production Clients Team QA, Dulles, VA 03/04-05

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Reviewed and inspected test case documents for all projects worked on and ensured they were ready prior to the QA drop date for new features and general code drops.

Speeded up testing processes by setting up the test environments, test executions, problem analysis, reporting and documentation.

Cleared products for beta and release. Verified information in the QAR (document by Dev CM), verified that there are no unscreened bugs, beta or GM stoppers, verified positive/negative testing, verified even coverage.

Tested the application from development phase to production phase in the client environment. Also preformed pre and post-production release testing and support.

*Professional and personal references available upon request

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