Who is Rahul Hemnani
Rahul Hemnani was born in Rajasthan (Land of the Kings), India. He then shifted along with his family and settle in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since early in his childhood he develop certain passion towards arts from doodling, sketching, painting even origami. He never realized his artistic side as young kids, perhaps he wanted to become pilot at that time. Despite the fact that he never realized his artistic side, he still learns arts out of curiosity. He joined few courses of graphic design & 3d animation along side his secondary education. Photography and Cinema has been with him since his early teenage time. He really enjoyed clicking pictures and even recording videos of events of his family and friends. He was selected as school photographer to help taking pictures of events for school magazine in his higher secondary time. He then went on and make few short films with his friends, and one of it won an award at the national stage. While on other side cinema is culture in his family, each and every one of his family members has unique passion towards cinema. He acquired basic knowledge of cinema from many his family members which act like a private institution for him. He then followed his calling as an artist when he was in high school. Many events and people act as a catalyst towards realizing him, his artistic side and the gift bestowed upon him.
As a first step he joined official photography courses and learned the basic skill of taking pictures with still camera. During this time one of his teacher and mentor encourage him to go for advance learning in photography and cinematography. After that he went on for higher studies and join film-making school taking up cinematography as major in Mumbai-India called Whistling Woods International (among world's top 10 best film-school rated by The Hollywood Reporter). Guided by a legendary hindi film-maker Shubash Ghai who own the school and trained under many great senior cinematographer, he acquired many knowledges and skills from them.
During this time he work for many student projects, and being well trained to uses the format such as (35mm,16mm and HD). He excelled in his major (cinematography) which has given him best cinematography award from the noble institution. Despite the fact that he took up cinematography as a major, he still learn many other disciplines such as direction, screenwriting, and editing up to advanced level. He was specially requested to work as director and editor for many different student projects. At the last stage he sharpens up his skill by assisting and work for few production house in India.
He then decided to come back to Jakarta-Indonesia to work as a commercial freelancer cinematographer / director of photography. He feels that his skill will be useful for many people and production house in Indonesia. He wanted to contribute and bring up Indonesian Cinema to the international level. He believed that Indonesian Cinema needs many new talents from technical to aesthetics skill. Currently he is based in Jakarta-Indonesia working for his Indonesian feature film. He also accepting many assignments for feature film, advertisement, and music video.