Service Offered

Post Production


Los Angeles, California - 91423 - United States

ExperienceIT Manager at PMT 06/2016 -
• Editorial systems support, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro
• Storage system maintenance and support: XSAN (Active Raid) + StorNext FX
• Media encoding and delivery workflows (Telestream Lightspeed / Vantage, BXF metadata, Nielsen Spottrac, Aspera,
Signiant, FTP, Hightail)
• Amazon AWS services management (S3, EC2, R53, Lightsail),
• Systems administration (Windows Server and Desktop, Apple OS X, Exchange 2013 / Office365, Sonicwall firewall,
CrushFTP, Aspera Enterprise server, Antispam / Antivirus system management)
• Ensure daily operations and maintenance of all computer, video equipment, storage and backup systems.

Media Systems Engineer at mOcean, Los Angeles 07/2015 ??" 06/2016
• Editorial systems support - ensure daily operations of Avid Media Composer / Symphony, Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro Systems across multiple platforms and offices
• Storage system management - Avid ISIS / Nexis, Dell EMC Isilon
• Troubleshoot problems and issues for editors, producers and other staff including creating of Avid local users, local user
security policy implementation.
• LTO Tape backup and restore
• Build, install, design and repair equipment to fit in existing and new infrastructures.
• Stay up-to-date with hardware, firmware revisions, software bugs, codec or specialized hardware drivers.
• Responsible for music management software
• Help IT management research for new technology, solutions, workflow.
• Provide Avid/AV training to Jr staff and IT tech as needed.
• Help train end users/editors of new workflow/solutions.

Freelance Media Systems Engineer (Broadcast/Post/Digital) 07/2006 - 07/2015
• Production / postproduction consulting services
• Media delivery workflows
• Offline/online editing and conform workflows
• Editing and color grading rooms design and installation • DCP workflow set up/training

I was hired to work on projects for top Russian cinema and advertising production companies, such as Central Partnership, Mars Media, CTC Media, BBDO, Dago and many more.

Coordinator, Video and TV Post-Production at VOLGAFILM 08/2009 ??" 07/2014
• Consulting and supervising for all aspects of film and video production
• Contacting with customers (Broadcast networks Acquisition & Technical Departments)
• Communicating with delivery departments all around the world (Focus, Lionsgate, Studio Canal)
• Dubbing process assisting (materials delivery, transcoding, dialogue lists translation)
• Quality control of incoming and outgoing media files (video, audio, metadata)
• Development and implementation of tapeless delivery between VOLGAFILM and Broadcast network operators • Advising of new technologies
• Design and build in-house DCP creation / modification facility
• Developing cooperation with Apple and Google (thanks to my efforts, we were the first who received the status of iTunes / Google Play aggregator)

Technical Director at PARK Production 03/2006 ??" 09/2014
• Participating in complex advertising projects (mix of web/interactive video, broadcast from hockey players viewcams, e.t.c) • Workflow developing for new types of cameras and media files formats
• User training (editors, assistants, postproduction managers)
• Maintenance of editing systems based on Apple and Windows platforms
• Building and maintaining a shared fiber-channel storage system

Technical coordinator at Cinemateka 09/2004 ??" 08/2009
• Assisting to the film editor (Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro 7 / X, Adobe Premiere Pro)
• Assisting, conform and basic color correction (Filmlight Baselight, Da Vinci Resolve)
• Video transcoding (Rhozet / Harmonic Carbon Coder, Apple Compressor, Telestream Episode Pro, Sorenson Squeeze) • DVD Mastering (Sonic Scenarist, DVD Studio Pro)
• Subtitling / closed captioning
• Film scanning (Filmlight Northlight)
• Editing and color grading systems maintenance (Mac OS X, Linux, Windows)

During my work as a technical coordinator on “How I Ended Last Summer” (first Russian full-length feature shot on RED) I designed a workflow for working with RED media files on Avid Media Composer.
While working in Cinemateka, I helped to successfully release more than 40 feature films.

EducationKazan State Technological University 2005-2007
Software Engineering
Speciality• HDR/3D/HFR/SD/HD/2K/4K/6K/8K
• Production / PostProduction / Broadcast / Broadcast Television
• Transcoding / File Conversions (Telestream Vantage / Lightspeed / Episode / FlipFactory /, Rhozet / Harmonic Carbon Coder, Apple Compressor, Sorenson Squeeze,)
• DCP package creation/ modification/ asset extraction (DVS Clipster / Easy DCP)
• VFX system workflows (After Effects, Nuke, Maya, V-Ray, Arnold)
• High resolution image sequence players (PDPlayer, TweakRV, HieroPlayer, DVS Clipster)
• Scripting and automation (Python, AppleScript / Apple Automator, Windows Power shell)
• Network build and administration (IP networks, WAN, firewall, performance troubleshooting, failover)
• Project Management
• Video Editing - Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, Editshare Lightworks, Adobe Premiere Pro
• Metadata collecting and packaging
• Subtitling (burned-in or removable for DVD, BD or iOS) / Closed Captioning
• QC / QA (Interra Baton / Tektronix Cerify / VeneraTech Pulsar / Digimetrics Aurora)
• Film Restoration - automatic & manual (Autodesk Lustre, PFTrack)
• DVD and Blu-ray compression and authoring
• Analog Video Restoration (S&W)
• Audio editing systems build and maintenance ??" Pro Tools, Slate, Digidesign, Dolby, Minnetonka
• Digital Intermediate
• Media Assets Management (MediaSilo,
• Media Delivery - Aspera / Signiant / Custom CDN / FileCatalyst / FTP / Amazon and Google Cloud services
• Autodesk Smoke - ingest, output & conform, basic editing & color correction skills
• Filmlight Baselight - ingest, output & conform, basic editing & color correction skills, basic maintenance
• Filmlight Northlight - preparing scripts, scanning, basic maintenance.
• Backup systems management (LTO / storage server / Cloud)
• Custom computer system building (storage, HPC, Hackintosh) Macintosh OSX / Windows / Linux
• Well organized with extreme attention to detail
• Ability to make decisions independently
Hardware ProficiencyApple (Xserve, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac )
Avid (NEXIS/ISIS/Unity, Nitris DX, Adrenaline, Mojo)
Telestream Lightspeed
Blackmagic (Decklink, Teranex, Intensity, converters)
AJA (Kona, Io, Ki Pro)
Filmlight (Northlight, Baselight)
HD / SD Video tape recorders (Sony, Panasonic)
DVS Clipster
Various storage systems
Custom PC building
Software ProficiencyAWS services (EC2, S3, STS, Route53, IAM))
Apple: Mac OS X, Final Cut Pro 7 / X, DVD Studio Pro, Motion, Compressor, Xsan, Soundtrack Pro
Microsoft: Windows XP, 7, 8, Server
Avid: Media Composer, Pro Tools, ISIS
Adobe: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Encore, Media Encoder, After Effects
Editshare Lightworks
Blackmagic Da Vinci Resolve
Filmlight Baselight
Telestream: Vantage Episode Pro, FlipFactory, Wirecast, MacCaption
Harmonic (Rhozet) Carbon Coder
Sorenson Squeeze
Sonic Scenarist

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Re: Iskender Utyushev
by Brooke Woboditsch
Hello Iskender,

Thank you for your interest. We are particularly interested in your experience with Macaption and closed captioning. Can you describe the kinds of projects you have done with regards to Closed Captioning and/or with Macaption?

Are you familiar with roll-up and pop-on formats?

Do you have access to or own a licence for Macaption at this time?

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