On The Job

Adventure. Collaboration. Curiosity. Perspectives. Resonance. Simplicity. Solutions.

This is the core essence of who Gautami Vegiraju is.

In 2021, Gautami was handpicked by Epic Games to be a part of their Unreal Engine Virtual Production Fellowship: Women Creators Program's debut batch. And also participated in the American Society of Cinematographers Masterclass on Hybrid Virtual Production. As an UE-WCP Fellow and A.S.C. VP-Masterclass alumni, she continues to shoot for Virtual Production alongside her live-action work. And shares her knowledge of the Unreal Engine through teaching and mentoring.

As a Director of Photography, Gautami has filmed the recent Indian Virtual Launch Event for John Deere Tractors. One of the first hybrid virtual production shoots in India involving live-action that was integrated with hyper realistic virtual sets in real-time; using the Unreal Engine System on-location.

She has shot commercials and branded content for brands like Jabong, Oreo, Tanishq Mia, Abbott, 7UP, Puraniks, Tata Docomo, Nestlé, L'Oréal, Mercedes-Benz, Kissan, Cinthol, Camlin, Fevicol, Sunburn, HUL, Red FM, Glenlivet, John Deere, Metropolis Laboratories, Elanic Fashion, Ace2three.com, Asus Zenfone, Baidyanath, Housejoy.com, Master Chef India, Miss World and Redbull.

The stories Gautami works best with, often demand emotionally resonant, lucid, textural, unconventional and visceral visuals that highlight the elusive essence of the collective human perspective.

Her work includes Bhaskar Calling (Planet Earth Films/PVR/Humara Movies), Life Sahi Hai: Season 2 (Luv Films/Zee5) and the end-credits of the feature film, Philauri (Clean Slate Films/Frame Game) among others.

Gautami is keen on lensing technically complex projects with challenging narratives for innovative storytellers, beloved brands and big businesses; that require arresting and emotive imagery, which encompasses and engrosses the audience within the story.

On the rare occasions when she is not on a film set; Gautami is busy immersing herself into the Metaverse with an emphasis on mixed-media cinematography. And developing her entrepreneurial talents by successfully expanding her new business, Idlycious.

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