Filmmaker
Award winning independent filmmaker Sharad Kant Patel has screened his short films at SXSW and Raindance and completed one feature narrative film which won 3 festival prizes. He has also self published a book of comic art, produced music professionally, and served as editor and actor in other indie films.

He has taught film history and production at Eastern Michigan University & University of Houston, and also taught screenwriting at Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.


General info
Filmmaker
I'm a filmmaker able to take a production from writing, through shooting & editing, to final sound mix & color correction on my own as a one man production machine. But, I also work well in collaboration, in either a specific role, or managing a team. I consider freelance work of all types, specializing in stretching a low budget to reach aesthetic quality. 
Education
Austin, TX
Aug 1987 - May 1992
BS Radio/Television/Film & BS Advertising
University of Texas at Austin
Experience
Houston, Texas
Jul 2010 - Present
Creative Director
Business providing creative services and filmmaking skills including: Director • Producer • Writer • Cinematographer • Editor • Motion graphics • Visual Effects/Compositing
• Sound design • Storyboarding.

Supervised film crew and contract talent to completion of various projects including documentaries, 30 second TV spots, art installations, narrative films.
Shot in Houston, Austin, Columbus, TX
Mar 2016 - Present
Writer/Director/Editor/Composer
80 minute, independent feature film nearing the end of post production. Commercial narrative in the thriller/mystery genre. Premiered in 2016 at the Silver Scream Film Fest by Famous Monsters of Filmland (Santa Rosa, CA).

Review by aintitcoolnews here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/74971
Houston, Texas
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Adjunct Instructor / Intermediate Video Art
University of Houston
Assigned video art projects, class critiques, and presented examples and discussion of video art.  Two students made it into a local art film festival during the semester, one with refinement of a class project.
Houston, TX
Feb 2014 - May 2014
Instructor / Documenting Your Work: Artist Portfolios
Glassell School of Art / MFAH
Introduced participants to conceptual strategies, digital photography techniques, and digital editing through a series of exercises individually tailored to document each participants’ unique artworks.
Ypsilanti, MI
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Instructor / Advanced Video Graphics
Washtanaw Community College
Taught production of motion graphics (2D digital animation) using Adobe After Effects. Lectures and in-class assignments addressed program fundamentals, animation techniques, visual storytelling, element preparation, and video file output.  Led discussions and critiques and developed final projects for each of a class of 30 undergrad students.
Ypsilanti, MI
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
Adjunct Instructor (Film Studies)
Eastern Michigan University
"Introduction to Film Appreciation".
•Taught a class of 38 undergraduate students
•Programmed screenings
•Wrote and administered exams
•Created a three part writing assignment tracing a short story to play to feature film.
•Worked with individual students to create extra credit projects to help raise grades and comprehension.
Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 2012 - May 2013
Producer/Mentor/Filmmaker
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Leading a series of workshops and production workflows with selected participants of various backgrounds and filmmaking experience to produce 16 short videos inspired by works of art in the museum.
Chelsea, Michigan
Feb 2012 - Nov 2012
2012 Chelsea Artist in Residence
Chelsea Center for the Arts, Chelsea District Library, River Gallery
Developed a series of community programs centered around film appreciation and filmmaking including: Lecture on cinematic technique and theory, screenwriting and storyboarding workshops, narrative film editing workshop, programming guest filmmaker screenings and Q&A's.
Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
Short Film Programmer
Slamdance Film Festival
Reviewed and rate hundreds of short films to assist with the deliberation of programming for Slamdance 2013
Houston, TX
Apr 2009 - Jun 2010
Motion Designer/Video Director/Writer
Hexagroup
• Video shoot production/direction
• Motion graphics production
• Special visual effects/compositing
• Video editing
• Sound design
• Script writing
• Storyboarding
• Conceptual meetings with clients
• Progress meetings with clients
• Management of contract workers
• Corporate presentation project manager
• DVD authoring
• Copywriter
• Software manual authorship
Houston, TX
Mar 2007 - Apr 2009
Creative Director/Producer
AXBG
• Creative Team Management
• Video shoot production/direction
• Animated film production/direction
• Motion graphics production
• Special visual effects/compositing
• Copywriter
• Video editing
• Sound design
• Script writing
• Storyboarding
• Conceptual meetings with clients
• Progress meetings with clients
• DVD authoring

Houston, TX
Jun 1998 - Mar 2007
Creative Director/Producer
Sybilmedia
• Creative Team Management
• Video shoot production/direction
• Animated film production/direction
• Motion graphics production
• Special visual effects/compositing
• Copywriter
• Video editing
• Sound design
• Script writing
• Storyboarding
• Conceptual meetings with clients
• DVD authoring
Film/Video Screenings
Screened and awarded for works at Raindance 2012, Slamdance 2010, SXSW 2007, Gen Arts, Beverly Hills HiDef Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston International Film Festival