Versatile Video Editor Shiva Puri

Born in Khairenitar in Tanahu district in western Nepal, Shiva Puri is a versatile Nepali video (movie) editor. After completing his SLC from Vijaya Memorial Secondary School in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu, he joined Shankar Dev Campus for his I. Com studies. One who completed his BBS studies from same college in the year 2004, the versatile video editor Shiva Puri has many award winning works added to his credit.

He has received trainings and participated in various workshops related to the field of editing. In 1997, from April to May, he had participated in the Advance Training on Non-linear Editing organized by National Film Company (NFC), Hattisar, Kathmandu, Theory and Practical on Productions: Visual Editing, Sound and Basics of Camera work organized by AA-VAS, Kathmandu in 2000, Workshop on Avid Media Composer, Digi Design and Pro-Tools organized by Real Image, Mumbai, India in 2002, Workshop on Pinnacle Liquid Edition organized by Human Click Enterprise – Kathmandu in 2005, Make-up Workshop from Renowned Bollywood Make-up artist Sherbadhur  Singh about Film, Advertisement and Fashion one day workshop organized by NEFTA in 2009, 7 Days Final Cut Pro-7 (FCP) Workshop organized by Mac Support and Neoteric From Apple Certified Trainer in 2010 and One day refreshing workshop at Kathmandu from Apple Certified Trainer in 2011.

Shiva Puri

He started his career as an assistant editor for the movie Doman and his first project as an editor was the movie Ke Bho Launani directed by Anish Koirala under the banner of Anupama Film Production. From his starting days in editing since 1998 from Cinematrix Studio to setting up his own studio named AVES, he had come a long way dedicating his life to his work and receiving awards and honors for his works. He had participated in the Film Editing Workshop by Karun Thapa, the first 3D Animator and Non-linear Editor in Nepal, in 1997.

He has worked in over fifty movies, hundreds of documentaries, docu dramas, short movies and PSAs. Some of his works include Lost Souls, Food for Work, Hamro Bishnumati, Chetana, Hamro Solu, Newsroom Bahira, Pheri Uniyeeko Mala, Suk Bahadur Adhikari Class – IV, Demon’s Delight, Shanti Yatra, Greater Nepal, Arambha, Mugu – The Natural Museum, etc.

He has also received many awards, honors and nominations such as 2011 Certificate of Appreciation from Nepal Red Cross Society, Kathmandu District Chapter, RCAT for contribution in Mega Blood Donation Program and Awareness program, 2010 Best Editor Award on TAFAN Tele Award 2065 (BS) on Social Subject Serial for Dalan, 2010 Best Editor Award on TAFAN Tele Award 2065 on Comedy Subject Serial for Yehako Chalan, Letter of Appreciation at IMJA TSHO Action Event 2009: Beat the Golf Action Run for support and encouragement in efforts to help mountain communities project their cultural and environmental heritage organized by IDEAS and Sherwi Yondhen Tshokpa, etc.

Besides operating his own studio AVES in Anamnagar, Kathmandu since December 2006, he has also served as Senior Visual Editor at AA-VAS (Academy of Audio Visual Arts and Science) since may 2003 to June 2005, Senior Celluloid Film and Video Editor in Cinematrix Studio Private Limited since February 1998 to July 2006 and Associate in Post Production in Interface – House for Production and Media Services Jan 2004 to present (as of 2011). He also served as the Treasurer for Nepal Film Technicians Association since 2003 to 2011, Original Member of Leo Club of Kathmandu, Bishalbazar since 2003- 2004, Vice Chairman of Media Mobilization for Sustainable Development – Nepal since 2005 to 2010, 1st Vice President of Leo Club of Kathmandu, Bishalbazar since 2009 to 2010 and President of Leo Club of Kathmandu, Bishalbazar since 2010 to 2011.