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Simara S.

Los Angeles County, CA, USA

$400 - $1200 / Day

About

I'm a videographer and photographer based in Southern California. I'm passionate about producing creative content and telling visual stories. My curiosity in diverse cultures led me to travel the world and ultimately pursue a bachelor’s degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. There, I was able to develop my storytelling techniques and to produce several stories on my own. My latest collaboration was with The Coalition Group working with film producers Johnny Wunder and Luisa Iskin. There I produced content for artists such as R&B singer JR Castro as well as singer and fashion/beauty blogger Jessi Malay. ​ My past experiences include working with Viralata Produções, one of the most creative production companies in Rio de Janeiro where I had the opportunity to contribute to content production for major Brazilian organizations. In the US, I worked with Interloper Films, the production company led by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner with whom I also worked as editor on the web series “A Total Disruption.” I was also involved as researcher for the TV series "Strangers in Danger" and "Next Stop For Charlie,” which were produced by the Hollywood production studio Mandt Brothers Productions. However, my true calling is being on the streets, unveiling the everyday stories people don't read in the newspapers or don't watch on the TV. Stories forgotten by the mainstream media. One of the most memorable moments in my career was a journalistic trip I made to Vietnam, where I had the opportunity to capture the horrific effects that Agent Orange still have in the Vietnamese population. The stories I like to hunt for range from severe human right issues, such as the one I told about Vietnam, to stories revealing slices of life and everyday victories within the community. I hunt for the unusual and for the injustices as well as for the beautiful and the creative within each culture.

Top Services

Documentary DP
Sound Mixer
Commercial DP

Top Projects

Equipment

Camera

  • Action Camera
  • DSLR Camera

Audio

  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone

Miscellaneous

  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Commercial DP
  • Production Assistant
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist

Post Production

  • Sound Mixer

Miscellaneous

  • Translator