”A solution always existsRakush Sarkari
and this is why It doesn't
matter what the problems
are, a shoot will go on.
We are proud to announce that Rakush Sarkari has been promoted from a Project Coordinator to a Producer. Rakush has been with Media One Creative since 2017. During his time, he has tackled a number of significant projects with us. He has travelled to India to coordinate our DivaCup Documentary. He has worked on our longest ongoing project, the Hyundai personalized video campaign, from its beginning phases. He has even coordinated our World Vision Child Protection and Brand Spots. His ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with ease is what we admire the most. Whenever he is faced with a problem, he is always cool, calm, collected and is quick to find a solution. We had the pleasure of interviewing Rakush and gained insight into his experience within the industry and with Media One.
How did you get started in the industry?
I actually did a temp contract with a non-profit organization out of school. It was some basic editing work but it didn’t lead to anything. Fast forward a few months, and I started working as a Quality Control specialist before being promoted to a Project Coordinator after a year.
Do you have some advice for people who want to break into the industry as a producer?
Don’t try to break in at such a high level. I’m also not saying to “pay your dues” and work for a low wage, but just be logical and understand that not every company gives recent grads the opportunity that Media One does. (Cheap plug: apply for an internship on our website)
When just starting out, what was the largest learning curve, and how did you overcome it?
The largest learning curve was actually in how to network in this industry. On-Set skills or office skills can be gained with experience, but how do you get that experience? Where is it coming from? The only way to figure that part out is to network with other people within media production.
What is your proudest moment at Media One Creative?
Out of all of the places that you’ve traveled for work, where was your favourite?
Traveling to Mumbai to film the DivaCup documentary because I got to meet my niece for the first time ever.
What is the most important thing that you have learned at Media One Creative?
Being in a project management role, there’s absolutely no point in stressing about a problem, because everyone is looking to you for the solution, or the path to it. When you realize this, you realize that a solution always exists and this is why It doesn’t matter what the problems are, a shoot will go on.
What are you most excited about as the new Producer?
I’m most excited about the added level of ownership I will have on my projects. I’m excited by the opportunities to find that unique creative spin on our projects, and to expand my skill-set with each new video.