Chaitanya has had a multi-faceted career in the Indian Film & Creative Arts Industry for over 15 years now. Most of it has been spent at Whistling Woods International, India’s premier Film & Creative Arts institution. For the past 13 years, he has been a part of the leadership team and currently serves as the Vice President & Business Head of the institute as well as its Chief Technology Officer. He also heads the institute’s efforts to evangelise its education to incorporate emerging technologies & platforms within. Over the past decade, he has been instrumental in the setup of the institute’s key Technology Partnerships – with Sony, Apple, Adobe, Google, Red, Sennheiser and several others, to further its many development efforts in the fields of Digital Cinematography, Content Creation for Digital Platforms, Stereoscopic Filmmaking, Script-to-Screen-in-a-room workflows, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.
His efforts have led to the setup of the Sony Media Technology Centre, The YouTube Space, The RedEducation partnership, the Whistling Woods Jio VR Lab and India’s first shoot-on-iPhone institutional partnership at the institute, all of which have undertaken strong development work in multiple emerging technologies and workflows.
Over the years, he has acquired a strong understanding of the Indian & global Film & Creative Arts industries and how best to deliver education in the same, as demonstrated through several papers & analytical presentations undertaken by him. He is an active speaker on multiple topics related to Film Education and the Film, Media & Entertainment industries.