ABOUT

I am a New Jersey and New York-based multimedia content producer and journalist. As a Multimedia specialist, I am immersed in videography; photography; content production using emerging media technologies like Augmented Reality (AR); Virtual Reality (VR); drone and 360-degree video production; video editing; photo editing; sound editing; AP style reporting and writing for print and web; research; content management for website; and print & web design.

© 2017 Shravan Regret Iyer
Photo by Vinay Shreepathy

I am often asked why my middle name is ‘regret.’ Unlike Joy, regret is not a name, not even close. Well, I inherited this name from my father. A passionate journalist, my father used to write to several publications in the hope of getting printed, and more often than not he would receive a letter stating ‘regret’ for not accepting his work. He started writing under the pen name ‘Regret Iyer.’ Instead of giving up, my father pursued his dream relentlessly and now holds a national record for the highest number of bylines as a freelance journalist.
Like my father, my passion for this field is deep rooted; something that I have grown up with and has grown with me. My first contribution as a freelance journalist was a photograph submitted to a newspaper at the age of sixteen. It was shot on a cell phone camera. Since then, I knew that as long as I had a story to tell, nothing else really mattered.
Travelling is a passion that influences the stories that I tell. I have filmed and photographed in the rainforests of Madagascar, Himalayan mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, Eastern coast of Japan, the temple city of Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysian, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the USA.

 

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Travelling is a passion that influences the stories that I tell. I have filmed and photographed in the rainforests of Madagascar, Himalayan mountain Kingdom of Bhutan, Eastern coast of Japan, the temple city of Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysian, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and the USA.

Awards and Honours

  • Youth Cultural Ambassador of India to Japan (Awarded by Embassy of Japan and Japanese International Cultural Center (JICE) to visit Japan and promote mutual understanding and friendship with Japanese youths and citizens), Dec 2014
  • Award of Merit at the Accolade Global Film Competition in San Diego, California, 2018
  • Best Documentary Jury awarded by Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival in New Delhi, India, 2018
  • Smithsonian Scholarship for Earth Optimism Summit in Washington, D.C., Awarded by Smithsonian, April 2017
  • National Record for Stop Motion documentary film, India Book of Records, 2012
  • Best Mobile Video, Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival Award, 2013
  • Award for National Recognition in Filmmaking, Manipal University Bangalore Campus, 2014
  • Best News Reporter Award, Blitz Media Carnival 2013 (Karnatak University, Dharwad) 2013
  • Best Rural and Candid Photographer Award, Sagar Photographic Society (SPS) 2013
  • Best Documentary Award, Janashree Freestyle Awards, 2012
  • Best Photographer Award, Daily News Analysis (DNA newspaper) 2012
  • Best Journalism (Broadcast) Award Article 19, Manipal 2012
  • Best Photo Essay Media Meet 2014 (National level competition) 2014
  • Best Short Film Award Karnatak University, Dharwad 2013
  • Student Achiever Award, Manipal University, 2013
  • National Record for Huge collection of Ancient Articles, India Books of Records, 2012

Education

  • Master’s degree in Communication and Information studies from Rutgers University, USA
  • Environmental Management course from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India.
  • Master’s degree in Media and Communication studies from Christ University, India
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Manipal University, India
  • Diploma in Print and Web Journalism with specialization in Development Journalism from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, India
  • Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PES College, India

Research Work and Publications 

  • Research Assistant for Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life, Second Edition published by SAGE Publications, Inc, 2018
  • “A study on coverage of wildlife issues by popular English and Kannada newspapers of Bengaluru.” Media and Communication Studies Journal, Christ University, 2015
  • “A study of Soliga folk songs and their scope for wildlife conservation in B.R.Hills and M.M.Hills, Karnataka.” Media and Communication Studies Journal, Christ University, 2015
  • “Regional news channels in Karnataka: Content and Influence on viewers.” Student weekly journal, Manipal University, 2014
  • “Television Debate in India: Uses and Gratification.” Student weekly journal, Manipal University, 2013

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