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Dragos Mihai Bardac

Visual Artist

Bucharest, Romania

Work Experience

Lifebox

Cofounder

Lifebox iOS App - the photos you and your friends took when you were together, in a private album

Download: http://get.lifebox.mobi
February 2014 - Present Bucharest, Romania

Cakebreak

Cofounder

Designing iOS applications

What Flower http://www.behance.net/gallery/What-Flower/835622
November 2008 - Present Bucharest, Romania

Bardac Studio

Owner & Visual Artist

Photography, Film & Graphic Design
August 2011 Bucharest, Romania

Fashion Days Shopping

Photographer

Job Responsibilities:
- Respecting the business strategy for photography and visuals directed by the company and by the Creative Director;
- Carrying out research and preparation for each and every photo shoot;
- Working with different brands, models and in different circumstances to get the right images;
- Communicating with photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them;
- Using an extensive range of technical equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting and specialist software;
- Arranging still life objects, products, scenes, props and backgrounds;
- Downloads, checks, transfers to the server and confirms the integrity of the photographs;
- Liaising with other professionals, including fashion stylists, make-up and hair stylists, graphic designers, content editors and art directors;
- Discussing technical problems, checking for quality and dealing with clients' concerns;
- Preparing proofs for approval;
- Understanding traditional film and digital photography and keeping up to date with industry trends developments and new techniques;
- Developing expertise with software to digitally enhance images;
- Managing administrative aspects of the work, including respecting the working schedule, respecting the studio clean, taking care of the equipments and other resources;
- Achieving a reputation for quality and reliability in order to secure future assignments;

As a Photographer, it was required to:
- be creative, with a good eye for a picture
- have excellent technical and photographic skills
- have good communication and people skills
- have good IT skills, especially with computer programs such as Photoshop and Lightroom
July 2013 - June 2014 Bucharest, Romania

La Vita E Bella Production

Post-Production Coordinator, Editor Assistant and Camera Assistant

"The Girl from the 3rd Street", 23 episodes, comedy/drama television program

Responsibilities:
- workflow management
- management of the post-production team
- management of media storage
December 2010 - April 2011 Bucharest, Romania

Florin Costache

Photographer Assistant (Project Based)

Clients: Intercontinental Hotel, Europa FM, Cooking book "Pe muchie de tigaie" - Dan Chisu.
November 2008 - December 2012 Bucharest, Romania

Tezmaksan International

Graphic Designer & Exhibition Coordinator (Project Based/Part-time)

Design communication materials like the annual report, product presentations, conference badges, etc. http://www.behance.net/gallery/Tezmaksan-International/835823 .

Organize and manage participation at TIB Fair, Romexpo, Bucharest Romania
December 2005 - April 2008 Bucharest, Romania

Retina WebAgency

Graphic/Web/Flash Designer (Project Based/Part-time)

Design identities, web interfaces, multimedia applications and prints.

Clients: Grafitti/BBDO, GfK, Ipsos, La Fantana, Babel Communications, Coca-Cola HBC, Mars, Unilever, Reuters
April 2004 - September 2006 Bucharest, Romania

Education

National University Of Arts

Bachelor Degree in Photography & Video

The Faculty of Fine Arts, Photography & Video Department
October 2007 - July 2010 Bucharest, Romania

"Ioan I. Dalles" University

Graduate of the "Technique of Photography" course, accredited by Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport of Romania

September 2006 - June 2007 Bucharest, Romania

High School "Ion Neculce"

Undergraduate

Profile: Mathematics -Informatics
September 2002 - July 2006 Bucharest, Romania

Languages

English (Fluent),
Romanian (Native),

Awards

IPPAWARDS IPhone Photography Awards

2nd Place at IPPAWARDS 2014, 8th Annual iPhone Photography Awards 2014, Seasons Category

2014

IPPAWARDS IPhone Photography Awards

Seven Honorable Mention at the 6th Edition of the IPPAWARDS, Architecture, Lifestyle, Panorama, Nature and Sunset Categories

2014

Innovation Labs 2.0 Pre-Accelerator Program

Best Product for Lifebox iOS App

2014

IPPAWARDS IPhone Photography Awards

Three Honorable Mentions at the 6th Edition of the IPPAWARDS, Trees and Architecture Categories

2013

National Tourism Photo Exhibition 2012, 15th Edition

1st Prize at "Identities, Events and Cultural Expressions" Category

2012

National Tourism Photo Exhibition 2012, 15th Edition

1st Prize at "Tradition in modern space" Category

2012

Filmul De Piatra Festival 2011, Piatra Neamt, Romania

Best Music Video - "Life Buoy"

201101

Black & White Photography Contest "vezi Orange"

Honorable Mention

200811

AdesAwards

Excellence in Design - Portfolio Website - bdmstudio

200508

Portrait Photography Contest "CHIP & LEVEL Magazines"

2nd Prize

200508

National Contest Of Graphic Design And Web Design (GDWD 2003)

2nd Prize, Radio 21 Category

200307

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, Photography, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Premiere Pro , Animation, Corel Draw, Digital And Film Photography, Final Cut Pro, Graphics Design, Identity Design, Logo Design, Microsoft Office, PC And Mac, Stop Motion, User Interface Design,

Filmography

2014 - Commercial "Lifebox iOS App" (1 min 30 sec & 30 sec)
- responsibilities: producer, director, writer, director of photography, editing

2013 - Commercial "Beflower iOS App" (1 min 15 sec & 45 sec)
- responsibilities: producer, director, writer, director of photography, editing

2013 - Votul (short film, working in progress, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: script supervisor & data manager

2012 - Foarfeca si Ciocanul (TV pilot, 43 min, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: assistant director of photography & data manager

2012 - "Inima fetei mele" (short film, 18 min, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: assistant director, data manager & camera assistant

2012 - "Taina Inimii" (short film, 29 min, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: script supervisor, data manager & camera assistant

2011 - Commercial "Neamț. Piatra Neamț" (time-lapse, 30 sec, Timelapsus team)
- responsibilities: director of photography & camera operator

2011 - Commercial "Balkanik" (30 sec, directed by Andrei Dăscălescu)
- responsibilities: director of photography & camera operator

2011 - “Anybody can be a hero” - Discovery Channel Romania (10 documentaries x 3 min, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: camera assistant & sound

2010 - 2011 - "The Girl from the 3rd Street" ( comedy/drama television program (TV show,23 episodes x 25 min, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: post-production manager, editor assistant and camera assistant

2010 - Life Buoy by The Pixel (music video / stop-motion animation)
- responsibilities: producer, director, writer, director of photography, editing
- Best Music Video at Festivalul de Piatra 2011
- official selection at
o Contemporana 4 - Stanford Film Festival 2012 at California, USA
o Romanian Film Days 2011 at Vienna, Austria
o Romanian Visual Survey 2011
o Crosstalk Video Art Festival 2011, Budapest, Hungary
o Anim'est International Animation Festival 2010
o YouTube Play - A Biennial of Creative Video in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum
o Cooper Video Wall at the Cooper Design Space Building
o FESTIVAL TEMPS D’IMAGES 2010
o Kinofest International Digital Film Festival 2010)

2008 - Pisi Pisi Pam Pam (medium film, directed by Andrei Sota)
- responsibilities: sound assistant

2008 - Colecţie de întâmplări cu obiecte (short film/animation, directed by Sebastian Opriță)
- responsibilities: director of photography, editing, assistant director

2008 - Point of view (short film/animation)
- responsibilities: director, writer, director of photography, editing
- official selection at Student Film Festival CineMAiubit 2009

2008 - Underground (short documentary, directed by Sebastian Opriță)
- responsibilities: director of photography, assistant director

2007 - Greva telefoanelor (short film, directed by Florin Costache)
- responsibilities: assistant director

2006 - Poartă centura! Ignoranţa ta distruge vieti! (commercial / animation)
- responsibilities: director, writer, editing
- made for the advertising workshop "TeachMe ADrevolution", organized by ADVICE Students

Exhibitions

2014 - Group Exhibition organised by Mashable for their Gallery at the Mashable House at SXSW 2014

2013 - "Obiectiv" Exhibition, Group Exhibition organised by VIP Student Association

2013 - "Paris mon amour", Group Exhibition organised by "Bucurestiul meu drag" Association

2013 - Fotogeografica 2013, 16th Edition, Photography Contest exhibition

2012 - National Tourism Photo Exhibition 2012, 15th Edition, Photography Contest exhibition

2007 - 2009 – Photography exhibitions at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (June 2007, January/June 2008, January/June 2009, January/June 2010)

2007 – Photography Group Exhibition at the "Technique of Photography" course, called "Photosynthesis" (June 2007) "Ioan I. Dalles" University, Bucharest

2007 – Photography Group Exhibition at the "Technique of Photography" course, called "Workshop" (Aprile 2007) "Ioan I. Dalles" University, Bucharest

2005 – Photography Group Exhibition with Ovidiu Naclad & Tudor Botea (December 2005) High School "Ion Neculce" Bucharest

Selections / Mentioned

02.2014 - Photograph selected by Mashable for their Gallery at the Mashable House at SXSW 2014

09.2013 - Photograph selected for Mashable "Black and White" Photo Challenge
http://mashable.com/2013/09/24/photo-challenge-black-and-white/

08.2013 - Photograph selected for Mashable "Leadung Lines" Photo Challenge
http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/leading-lines-photos/

04.2013 - Photograph selected for Feature Shoot Group Show: 33 Beach Vacation Photos
http://www.featureshoot.com/2013/04/feature-shoot-group-show-33-beach-vacation-photos/

08.2012 - Photograph selected for Feature Shoot Group Show: Photos of Tourist Attractions
http://www.featureshoot.com/2012/08/feature-shoot-group-show-photos-of-tourist-attractions/

Workshops & Trainings

06.2014 - MVP Academy Pre-Accelerator Program organized by How To Web

04.2014 - Brand Strategy with Ștefan Liuțe organised by designist.ro & creativelearning.ro

04.2014 - Graphic Design Course with Alexe Popescu organised by designist.ro & creativelearning.ro

03.2014 - Innovation Labs 2.0 Pre-Accelerator Program, a project by Tech Lounge

2013 - Obiectiv ( Photography Business Workshop) by VIP Stundet Association

03.2013 - Business Mentoring Program (Marketing Days) "Entrepreneurial Product Marketing: Focusing On & Listening to Customers Needs" led by Bill Aulet, organized by Fundatia Post-Privatizare

2012-2013 - School for Startups Romania organized by Fundatia Post-Privatizare

03.2013 - Business Mentoring Program (Marketing Days) organized by Fundatia Post-Privatizare

05.2010 - Advertising workshop "Take a closer look at advertising" 2010, organized by AIESEC

02.2009 - 12.2009 - Workshops organized by Calea-Victoriei Foundation
- "The poetry of photography" (prof. Francisc Mraz)
- "The poetry of cinematography" (prof. Francisc Mraz)
- “Interwar period cinema" (lector Andrei Rus),
- "Contemporary cinema" (lector Andrei Rus)
- "Screenwriting workshop" (lectors Oana Rasuceanu, Ana Agopian & Iulia Rugina)

03.2009 - Advertising workshop "Creativity Blueprints" 2009, organized by ADVICE Students

2008 - Product Photography on Location Workshop, lector Radu Grozescu, organized by f64

2007 - Product Photography Workshop, lector Mircea Savu, organized by Studio DPI

2007 - Portrait Photography Workshop, lector Dinu Lazar, organized by Studio DPI

2007 - "Graphic Design for Advertising" Training Beginner + Advanced accredited by Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sport of Romania & Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Protection of Romania

2007 - Advertising workshop "ABM Community 2007, Advertising Category", organized by Business Organization for Students

2006 - Advertising workshop "TeachMe ADrevolution", organized by ADVICE Students

Volunteer Experience

Filmul de Piatra 2.5 Film Festival - Summer Edition
September 2011 – September 2011 (1 month)
- Responsibilities: Making of Photographer & Videographer/Camera Operator

Filmul de Piatra 3.0 Film Festival
December 2011 – January 2012 (2 months)
- Responsibilities: Making of Videographer/Camera Operator

Projects

2006 - Job Shadow Day - International program organized by Junior Achievement Romania

2003 - 2005 - European Siemens Join Multimedia Contest – interactive multimedia applications

2002 - 2004 - M.E.S.E. – Management Economic Simulation Exercise, organized by Junior Achievement Romania

2002 - 2003 - C.A.P.S. - Management Economic Simulation Exercise, organized by Junior Achievement Romania