Shaz Syed

Skills & Qualifications


Demonstrability:  BBC, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and other independent and funded projects – refer to sections on ‘Portfolio’


Demonstrability: Projects on ‘Featured projects’ and ‘other projects’ sections

Post-Production And Delivery

Demonstrability: Projects on ‘Featured projects’ section


Still Cameras


1DX Mark II, 5D Mark IV and III, 7D

Video Cameras

SonyZ1, Sony Z7, Sony EX3

C300, XL2


Specialist Devices


Ronin S2 gimbal

4027 - Hexagonal Diaphram

Manual shoulder rigs, Motion controlled time-lapses



✧   2016

Ecological Research and Development society, Rajasthan
Qualification: Conservation management of a Private Wildlife Reserve
Key Skills: ecological functioning and management of a privately-owned sanctuary, population dynamics, habitat revival, restoration and management, species recovery

✧   2011

Tiger Watch NGO, Rajasthan, India
Qualification: Conservation Leadership Workshop
Key Skills: understanding human-wildlife conflict, local community engagement and collaboration, inclusive conservation and habitat management

✧   2006-08

JMI University, New Delhi, India
Qualification: M.A.Mass Communication
Skills: traditional entertainment (street theater and puppetry), still photography, radio production, television and film production, research and thesis

✧   2012-14

University of Salford, U.K
Qualification: M.A.Wildlife documentary production
Key skills: pre-production (conceptualization, scriptwriting, proposal and treatment) production (camerawork, direction, production management) and post-production (editing, narration, voice-overs and final delivery) in wildlife film production

✧   2010

Wildlife academy, South Africa
Qualification: Certificate course in Wildlife Filmmaking
Shot, edited and directed a film on wildlife conservation in South Africa.
Nominated at the CMS Vatavaran Film Festival 2010

✧   2002-05

JMI University, New Delhi, India
Qualification: B.A (H) Economics
Macro and micro economics, public finance, international trade, national income accounting

Other Skills

Conservation awareness and Educator:

  • Organizing campaigns for creating awareness on neglected habitats and ecosystems
  • Organizing and leading nature walks for young adults and others in and around urban wildernesses, acquainting them with urban forests as natural conservation zones/carbon sequesters and their importance in sustaining the city.
  • Film and photo screenings, and other educational workshops for schools and corporates.

Demonstrability:  refer to ‘other projects’ and ‘gallery’ sections