About

NIKOLAY N SHOPOV

A Television creative, with 9 years of experience in production

and on-air television show programs. Produced and directed

numerous TV shows from concept, development through to final

production.

Comfortable with live, studio and location formats.
Proficient at managing large production crews, presenters and

a list celebrities. Known for ability to manage numerous complex projects and

react quickly to new challenges within tight deadlines. This has enabled me to work on various broadcast formats including both long and short form.

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Occupied positions : Stage Manager || Floor Manager || Production Manager || Assistant Director|| Broadcast Reporter || Director of Photography  || Director || Video Editor || Creative Producer || Executive Producer || Host || Presenter  

Dates:  May 2013 - April 2015
Name of the company: The New Urban Productions Ltd. 
Web address: www.urban.bg

Type of business: Producing television shows and making music videos; Advertising and any related to advertising activities; giving information, programs, and consultancy services, etc.; computer design and graphics, development of websites, dealing with intellectual property, know-how, and others.

Position held: Owner and CEO
Main activities and responsibilities:
- selection of employees and team formation according to the needs of a given project and assessment of honorariums and salaries;
- management of the team members’ activities – distribution of tasks and observation of the performance at different projects;
- development of concepts for advertising strategies, logos, and visions for billboards;
- conduct negotiations for partnerships and provision of technical equipment and maintenance;
- responsibility for investments in purchasing new technical equipment for a better quality of the production;
- responsibility for the directing and the montage of the video productions.

Dates: the year 2012 - the year 2014
Name of the company:  Old School Productions Ltd.
Web address: www.oldschool.bg

Type of business: Production company with employees more than 100 people.

Position held: Production Stage Manager / As. Director
Main activities and responsibilities:
- manage rehearsals, actors, technicians, props and costume fittings, and liaise with the front of house staff and the director;
good understanding of both the technical and artistic elements of a performance so that they can ensure it is delivered exactly to the director's requirements;
- deal with any emergencies or issues that may hinder the show;

Dates:  May  2013 – March 2014
Name of the company: No Frame Media Ltd.
Web address: www.noframe.tv

Type of business: Production company with employees between 100 and 200 people.
Positions held: Stage manager / Assistant Director

Main activities and responsibilities:

- scheduling and running rehearsals
- communicating the director's wishes to designers and craftspeople
- coordinating the work of the stage crew
- calling cues and possibly actors' entrances during a performance
- overseeing the entire show each time it is performed
- mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
- make sure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors
- attend all rehearsals

Dates:  April 2008 – December 2014
Name of the company: Medium station Ltd. 
Web address: www.mediumstation.com

Type of business or sector: Production company
Occupation or position held: Director / Stage Manager / Floor Manager

Main activities and responsibilities:

- meeting producers commissioning a script or an idea for a documentary interpreting scripts and developing storyboards

- deciding on how the production should look and where it should be filmed

- planning the shooting schedule and logistics

- hiring the cast and crew

-guiding the technical crew directing the actors

-supervising the editing to produce the final 'cut'

I. TELEVISION PROJECTS

“Big Brother“/“Vip Brother“/”Big Brother: All-Stars”  (Endemol)
Assistant Director; Floor Manager; Stage Manager;

“Dancing with the stars“ (BBC Worldwide) - (Strictly Come Dancing) 
Assistant Director; Production Floor Manager, Production Stage Manager

“Bulgaria Got a Talent“
Production Stage Manager

“Who wants to be a millionaire?“(Sony Pictures Television)
Assistant Director; Production Stage Manager

“Your Face Sounds Familiar” (Endemol)
Production Floor Manager

II. MUSICAL VIDEO CLIPS

 Andrea & Otilia ft. Shaggy, Costi - Passion (2015) || 5 031 813 views ||
Continuity editor, Assemble director
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTarGPy9-f8 

Galin – “If I catch the money”  (2015)  || 12 549 646 views ||
Continuity editor, Assemble director
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6nDY3m152k

 Djena  “Stop bothering me” (2015) || 10 104 595 views ||
Director/Continuity editor
Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoDJr9RnrRw&spfreload=10

 Galin ft. Djena – “You have to walk with me” (2014) with a nomination for a “Clip of the year” (2014) and more than 18 millions of views on youtube. || 18 014 255views ||
Director/Continuity editor
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C__7eWSOJs&spfreload=10

Galin “I have to change your address”  (2015) || 5 415 552 views ||
Director/Continuity editor
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SHpdu-eiY&spfreload=10

 Galin ft. Kamelia - “Only for a minute”  - (2014) || 760 552 views ||

Executive Producer
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqrdbWmZgQQ&spfreload=10
 Voice of Boys  „Only your tears”  (2013) || 10 104 595 views ||
Director of photography
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAuKuHJZSjc&spfreload=10

III. OTHER PROJECTS

Speaker at TEDxNBU - www.ted.com or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rchi_8opi4&spfreload=10

Host and Producer - TV Talk Show - “Counterpoint” (“Kontrapunkt”). Broadcasted on National Cable Television "Eurocom" on prime time every Sunday at 7:30pm. More info: http://eurocom.bg/shows/kontrapunkt 

Author, Creative Producer, Director  - TV Talk Show - “Something Searchers ” (“Neshtotursachi”). Broadcasted on Bulgarian National Television - More info:  http://bnt.bg/predavaniya/neshtota-rsachi/ , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0hlG07WLrg

Management of а international music festival “Spirit of Burgas 2012”.  More info:  www.spiritofburgas.com

Stage manager for Bulgarian National Television (“Sportist na godinata”). More info: www.sportistnagodinata.bg

Assistant Director for BG Radio Annual Awards 2013;

Stage manager for the music concert “Maria Ilieva” 2013;

Stage manager for Coca-Cola Happy Energy tour 2012;

Production Stage manager for the European song contest "Junior Eurovision 2015"; Co-producer Bulgarian National Television; more info on http://www.junioreurovision.tv/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WXdF1UWTi4

IV. EDUCATION AND TRAINING

University education:

2012 – 2016 (Graduated)

New Bulgarian University (www.nbu.bg)

BACHELOR DEGREE in Film and Television.
Cinema, Advertising, and Television - Television and Film Directing
2013

National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (www.natfiz.bg)
PLAYWRITING AND SCRIPTWRITING, DIRECTING AND EDITING OF SHORT FILM FORMS.
The course allows for acquiring qualification for practical implementation of short author’s films.
Secondary education:

2001 – 2012
8th Secondary School “Vasil Levski” part of the Cambridge schools, with specialty English language.

V. PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
Social and organizational skills and competencies:

Excellent organizational and leadership skills; A good team player; Strong concentration, multitasking, and ability to work on different projects simultaneously;  Very well developed creative thinking ; Fast decision maker with ability to work under pressure and take responsibility intense situations (during production process);

Technical skills and competences:

Technical knowledge of production process management; Excellent knowledge and work with editing software Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effect, Final Cut;

Computer literacy:

Internet, Mac OC and PC, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Outlook Express, Thunderbird , Adobe Photoshop , Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Redcine, Final cut, Pro code, AVID
Professional Affiliation:
Member of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 

Member of the Management board of the Film Committee Association of (MFCA)Recognized by Alliance of Motion

Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with a high level of professional and artistic achievement.

Directors Guild of America (DGA) recognized Mr. Shopov as Director of extraordinary ability. 

A holder of US - O1-b VISA - individuals with an extraordinary ability and achievement in motion picture and television industry.

Clean driving license:
B (Europe),  Massachusetts D (US)
In addition to this resume, there is 2 diplomas, 12 recommendations, 3 certificates and other documents to provide if necessary.

 

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