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Sergiy Pudich

Director of Social Advertising

DIRECTOR'S SHOWREEL

Shortcuts of my favorites works.

CLIENTS

with whom I worked on creating social advertising

AWARDS

Awards in social advertising festivals and competitions. Press laurel to watch the award-winning video.

MY TOP SKILLS

Three things that I do better than anything else

SCRIPTWRITING

Writing, doctoring and supervising scripts. I take responsibility for the quality of its structure and affordability for production.

DIRECTING

Directing actors and shooting process is my essential skill and profession. Since 2010 I improve myself to become the​ best director I can be.

PRODUCING

Even the most brilliant concept can be spoiled by weak production. Experience in all stages of creating advertising won't let me do common mistakes.

EXTRA SKILLS

STORYTELLING

I was born with a nice story to tell and all my life I'm trying to find the best way to tell this to the world.

SURF WORKS

EDITING

Editing gives me huge benefit in the vision of the ​final result during the pre-production and production stages.

SURF WORKS

VFX

I know all the ​basics of post-production workflow and can create advanced effects by myself.

SURF WORKS

PHOTOGRAPHY

My hobby is to shoot beautiful pictures. I like to see beauty in any shadow or reflection that surrounds us.

SURF PHOTOS

COMMUNICATION

Knowing when, how and with whom properly communicate gives me a flexibility to speak with clients, pop-stars, businessmen, workers, ​and children.

PRESENTATION

One of the must-have skill in XXI century is a presentation. I work with Prezi and InDesign software to create an interactive and great looking visuals and explanatory for projects and treatments.

SOFTWARE

I fluently work with: Word/Pages, Exel/Numbers, PowerPoint/Keynote, Prezi, Canva, WordPress, InDesign, Trello, Squidhub.

LANGUAGES

I'm a native Ukrainian and Russian speaker. Fluent in English. Intermediate in Italian.

EDUCATION

Master of Political Science

I studied Political science at Odessa National University named by I.I. Mechnikov from 2005 till 2010

Post-Graduated student in Social Psychology

From 2010 to 2013 I was a post-graduate student in the Department of Social and Practical Psychology of Odessa National Unversity named by I.I. Mechnikov

Filmmaking

In 2016 I won a grant for studying filmmaking in Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, after which I moved from Odessa to Kyiv and successfully graduate from KAMA

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special trainings, master-classes and books

  • The Visual Story, Second Edition: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media by Bruce Lock
  • The Director’s Six Senses: An Innovative Approach to Developing Your Filmmaking Skills by Simone Bartesaghi

  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

  • In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing, 2nd Edition by Walter Murch
  • Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook For Independent Filmmakers by Christopher Holland

  • Save the Cat! The last book on screenwriting you’ll ever need by Black Snyder

  • The 30-Second Storyteller: The Art and Business of Directing Commercials by Thomas Richter

  • MasterClass: Ron Howard teaches Directing
  • MasterClass: Aaron Sorkin teaches Screenwriting 
  • MasterClass: David Mamet teaches Dramatic writing 
  • MasterClass: Steve Martin teaches Comedy
  • MasterClass: Werner Herzog teaches Filmmaking
  • MasterClass: Dustin Hoffman teaches Acting
  • “Combat skills of advertising stage director” Coach Vitaly Ilyinsky (Moscow)

  • “Social advertising in Ukraine. As NGOs work with advertising agencies” by Irina Kuznetsova (Kyiv)

  • B2B Doc: Development & Pitching projects (Odessa, 2018)
  • Adobe Premiere: the professional way to edit by Larry Jordan

  • After Effects: enhance your video project by Jeff Foster

  • Film Production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking by The Production Guild of Great Britain

  • InDesign CC 2018 Essential Training by David Blatner

  • An introduction to screenwriting by UEA (University of East Anglia)

  • Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen by the National Film and Television School with support from the British Film Institute through the Film Academy program;

  • THE BUSINESS OF FILM by The Open University, in association with Pinewood Studios

  • Unlocking film rights: Understanding UK copyright from BAFTA Research, Film London and UCL

  • Youthpass for Youth exchange in Sevan, Armenia (14-21 of August 2013) (Youth in Action) 

  • Youthpass for Training and Networking Projects “Learning today for a better future” (2-10.02.2013 in Pozega, Croatia)

  • Youthpass for Training and Networking Projects “Step Up for Inclusion” (13-21.01.2014 in Vasto, Italy)

  • Youthpass for Training and Networking Projects “Youth, Diversity, and Dialogue” (07-14.09.2014 in Dilbeek, Belgium)

  • The “School of local activity in southern Ukraine” (“New Generation” with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in 2012)

  • Three stages of the “High political school” organized by the Center for Political Studies and analysts with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

  • Seminar “Information campaign to crush political manipulation of information (Kyiv, Center for Political Studies and analyst Coalition election initiatives bell, The National Endowment for Democracy)

  • Graduate “3rd Ukrainian School of analysts” Polesskogo Fund of International Studies in Chernihiv.

  • EU Study Days in Ukraine ( 12-14.04.2013 in Kiev, Ukraine) 

  • “Winter School of National Research University Higher School of Economics” in the direction of “psychology”  (Moscow, Russia, 2012)

  • “Body Language: human relations” Allan Pease from Australia

  • “The Tao of Life” Irina Hakamada from Moscow

  • “Sink or Swim. Leaders ideology” Radislav Gandapas from Moscow

  • “Analysis of financial markets and trading financial assets” (Odessa, Ukraine)

  • “Reflexive Creative Training Workshop” situation-trend-neoformation” by Naydenov Michail (Kyiv, Ukraine)

  • Rhetoric courses at Odessa Film Studio (Odessa, Ukraine)

  • “Psychology of active sales: Media technology to attract potential customers and direct sales. Trainer: Tsariuk Ludmila from Kiev

Testimonials

What partners saying about work with me

SHORT PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Sergiy Pudich is a 30-years old director of social advertising and films from Odessa, Ukraine. Have degrees in Political science and Social psychology. Since 2010 starts to works as a filmmaker and create social advertising, documentaries and fiction movies.
In 2012 Sergiy founds film company EasyLiving Films that produces social related video content. In 2015, with the support of the German Foreign Office, he shot his first short film «Order» on anti-corruption topic.
In 2016, the premiere of the feature-length documentary «Symphony of Painting of Vadim Kucher-Kutsan» took place at the premises of the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as the horror film «Hunters for Metal» in New York, USA.
At the end of 2017, he produced the short black comedy «Crabgirl», that had a big success in festival distribution all over the world. Awarded with the title of «Director of the Year» in 2016 and 2017 in the framework of the Creative Youth of the Odessa Region Award, he was also for multiple times winner and finalist of the «Molodiya Festival» and «Another Look» social advertising festivals.
For career, Sergiy successfully has​ worked with such foundations like IOM, USAID, NDI, UNDP, CANADA, German Foreign Office, etc.

THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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