EDUCATION

University of Cape Town, Faculty of Humanities, Cape Town, South Africa 2018 MA by coursework and dissertation on specializing in Documentary Arts
Bilgi University, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey 2015-2017 Master of Media and Communication Systems
Koç University, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, İstanbul, Turkey 2008-2013 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Saint Joseph French High School, Istanbul, Turkey 2002-2008

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Videographer, Cape Town, South Africa / Istanbul, Turkey January 2018- present

▪ Shooting drone footage for commercials
▪ Producing and directing feature documentaries
▪ Editing media footage for various corporation

Freelance TV Producer, Reporter, Reuters/ The New York Times, Istanbul, Turkey January 2017- June 2018

▪ Following Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s speeches
▪ Reporting for The New York Times Newspaper during USA, Turkey visa crisis
▪ Following stories and arranging live operation during Turkish constitutional referendum
▪ Preparing multimedia packages during Turkish general election

Contractor, Reuters, Istanbul, Turkey October 2015-January 2017

▪ Producing stories after Besiktas suicide bomb attack, following commemoration and funeral ceremonies
▪ Following stories after Russian Embassy assassination in Ankara
▪ Managing Reuters TV team, editing stories after suicide bomb attack which killed 51 people in Gaziantep
▪ Producing live feed during coup attempt and covering afterward protests in Istanbul
▪ Managing Reuters TV Team and editing footage after Ataturk Airport attack with Reuters TV bureau chief
▪ Covering explosive-laden vehicle blast in Vezneciler which killed 11 people, producing visual stories and preparing live broadcast
▪ Following refugee smuggle stories from border cities of Aegean Sea and organizing live operation for preparation of first readmission center between Greece and Turkey
▪ Arranging live feed and producing stories for Reuters TV after Taksim suicide attack
▪ Monitoring stories after Sultanahmet blast in which 13 people died
▪ Following Russian Jet shot down incident near Syria border
▪ Reporting for international news agency’s ongoing stories
▪ Monitoring breaking news and editing footage

Program Coordinator, Oy ve Otesi, Istanbul, Turkey April 2015- May 2015

▪ Organizing volunteers for observing polls during 7th June general election
▪ Arranging meetings and education dates for volunteers before the Election Day

Gendarmerie, Turkish Military Forces, Kastamonu/Ardahan, Turkey February 2014 – July 2014

▪ Completed mandatory military service as a part of Gendarmerie forces

Reporter, Milliyet Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey September 2012-July 2013

▪ Writing and editing news at Foreign News Desk
▪ Translating international news for periodical newspaper
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey September 2012-June 2013
▪ Creating archive for History department
▪ Creating and editing content for History Lessons
Intern, Milliyet Newspaper, Istanbul, Turkey July 2012
▪ Translating and writing international news for periodical newspaper

Volunteer

Volunteer, New Life Foundation, Chiang Rai, Thailand August 2013
▪ Worked on sustainable agriculture

Volunteer, UVIKIUTA (Voluntary Organization), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 2012
▪ Worked on community service activities in an orphanage

Volunteer, Kenya Voluntary Development Association, Western and Southern Kenya July-Sept 2011
▪ Worked on Historical Circumstances of Mijikenda Community
▪ Made Capacity Building For Community Based Organizations
▪ Worked in Construction for Environmental Conservation of Underprivileged Areas

SKILLS

Languages Turkish(Mother Tongue), English (Proficient), French (Fluent)
Computer Proficient user of MS Office Programs, EDIUS and Adobe Premiere
Intermediate user of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop
Certificates Hostile Environment Training Certificate, Istanbul, Turkey 2017
Personal B-A2 Driving License, SSI Scuba Diver License