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About me

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A bit about me

Award-winning commercial, documentary, and film director who produces aesthetic and strategic stories by studying trends, innovating workflows, and organizing hierarchical collaborations.

Collaborator, method-sharer, autodidact and kinesthetic learner, Dieva b─ôrns, performance director, synesthete-cinematographer, organized and efficient non-linear editor, problem-solving VFX artist, challenges enthusiast, extrovert world traveler, and very honest guy.

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Projects Roundup

Zak Ciotti

I've worked on feature films, documentaries, live broadcasts, TV pilots, commercials, shorts, events, web (total YouTube work views: 107M+), branding productions, and seminars/speeches.

For a comprehensive list of my projects, check out my CV on LinkedIn or my portfolios on Behance and Vimeo.


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  • November 2013-present

    Director of Media Production @ Greenroom Communications

    Brand Development, Websites, SEO, Blog Content, Social Management, Campaigns, Promotions Materials, Influencer Programs, Graphic Design, Marketing Collateral, Corporate and Event Photography, 4K Video Productions, Original Songwriting/Composing, and Media Training..

  • April 2008-present

    Multimedia Producer/Contract Creative @ Freelance

    Feature and Independent Film, TV, Web, Commercial for brand such as The Disney Channel, Signal Films Entmnt., Dark Coast Pictures, The Piano Guys, Poo~Pourri, Infomercials Inc.

  • September 2012-August 2014

    Sr. Marketing Producer @ NBC Channel 17 WNCN (Media General)

    Creative Services / Marketing department at an NBC Affiliate. Preproduction, production, and postproduction of promotional commercials for stories, franchises, PSAs and branding of the television station in the Marketing Department. Training. Equipment, education resource acquisition and editorial facility design. NC Governor Administration PSA. Living Arts College Commencement speaker.

  • August 2011-August 2012

    Commercial and Short Film Producer @ ENDEVR

    Produced Short films and Commercials for branding and product marketing, featuring athletes like Logan Binggeli and Sasha DiGiulian. Led up to 5 other camera operators, contracted out additional production crew. Training.Established the commercial production workflow and assets, obtained music licensing and trained other producers. Developed aspects of the Marketing Department such as SEO, Social Media, and Video Marketing.

  • August 2010-January 2012

    Sr. Commercial Producer @ Vive Studio Inc.

    Commercial broadcast and web video productions for clients throughout the state. Led up to 4 different producers on multiple-camera video productions. Worked closely with SEO and visual advertisement marketers.

  • November 2008-September 2011

    Creative Producer/Production Crew @ The Center for Media Innovation (CMI)

    Production House Editing and Filming Commercial / Feature Productions. Seminars / Pitches. Filmed in VA, IA, D.C., CA, AZ, UT, NV, OH.

  • November 2009-February 2010

    Commercial Producer @ KCSG Television

    Filming and Editing Promotions and Television packages for regional clients. Animated, Designed Certificates, Web graphics, Logos, Storyboards, etc.

  • February 2008-August 2008

    Commercial Producer @ Adobe

    Formerly Omniture. Learned about Corporate Communication, Business Optimization and SEO. Introduced to Adobe After Effects by the Marketing Department and sacrificed nearly every evening to its study. Functioned as a collections specialist and liaison between Fortune 500 companies. Filmed the "Throwndown" Event Coverage - Guiness World Record Breaking "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament.


  • Class of 2012

    Dixie State University Bachelor of Science in Communication, Film Production Emphasis

    Initiated two courses focusing specifically on Cinematography and Advanced Visual Effects by constructing curriculum and selecting preferred faculty to instruct the classes. Both courses were accepted and implemented. Offered 3 Scholarships.

  • 2008

    Brigham Young University Latvian Language Certification

    Public Speaking, Passed Foreign Language Achievement Test for Latvian

  • 2007

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College General Studies

    Dean's List student.

Top Endorsed Skills

Adobe Premiere Pro
After Effects
Motion Graphics


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Client List

A Sample of Major Brands I've Worked With

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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA