C V Rao is a post-graduate in Economics from S V University, Tiruapti, India and Master Diploma in Multimedia from Image, Hyderabad, India.
He has travelled to couple of countries to gain knowledge in advanced technology like film scanning, recording, visual effects and digital intermediate. He is the one who chose first baselight in India.
He started his career as a Graphic Designer for an advertising company. With sheer interest in the field of animation, he went on to become a 3D animator. It was this bug that bit him into the field of post-production!
In order to understand the grind of every process that went into post-production, he made sure that he learnt every craft. During this journey he worked as an editor, colorist, VFX Artist, VFX Supervisor etc., leaving no leaf unturned! He also bagged one international award for his editing work for one of the short films. It’s this mammoth of knowledge that impressed Annapurna Studios (One of India’s leading Studios) and hired him as Technical General Manager for Post Production. Today this post production wing is 8 years old and has extended its services to countless number of films.
He has worked on more than 500 feature films which includes small, medium and big. He has played major role for Baahuabli to finish the product on time with quality. Recently he has brought up world class post-production facility in India which has 4k DI, Dolby Atmos Premiere Mix and Dolby Atmos HE.
His job today as post-production general manager is mostly as an administrator and manager, acting as the glue that brings together and coordinates all the departments, like Visual Effects, Sound and DI to ensure these blockbuster movies get completed in the most stringent of timelines!