Paul Abajian

Award-Winning Director and Producer

Paul Abajian

CEO / Founder

CEO and Founder, Paul Abajian has won numerous Telly and Addy awards over the span of his 30+ year career in video production. He worked for two years in conjunction with CYT Productions at Paramount Studios to produce and direct public service announcements, including a spot with Michael York, as well as, created two children’s videos that both won “Parenting Magazine’s” Video of the Year – beating out the likes of Disney and Warner Bros.  These are just a few of the credits to Paul’s name.

Paul’s awards include the following:

  • Best of Show Addy Award – Haron Jaguar, “F-Type
  • Addy Award – Fresno Chaffee Zoo, “ZooKeepers”
  • Addy Award – Fresno Chaffee Zoo, “Sea Lion Cove
  • Addy Award – Qdoba Mexican Grill, “More To Explore
  • Addy Award – Eye-Q Vision Center, “Life In Focus
  • Addy Award – Fresno Rescue Mission, “Rescue The Children
  • Telly Award – Calm Baby, “Calm Baby”
  • Telly Award – Calm Baby, “Fun Baby”

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Paul Abajian

Paul AbajianCEO / Founder - Mantra House


Experience

Principal, MantraHouse 2013-Present

Responsible for the day-to day operations of production, including but not limited to copywriting, producing, directing, cinematography, and camera operation, as well as, editorial, color grading, project management and interfacing with clients.

Broadcast Producer, Jeffrey Scott Agency 2005-2013

Responsible for writing, producing, directing, cinematography, camera operation, and editorial for TV commercials and corporate videos. Acting creative director for broadcast TV.

Principal, 1 a.m. Entertainment 1995-2005

Owner and Executive Producer of a video production company that produced TV spots and long format videos in Southern California. Acting producer, director, cinematographer, camera operator, editor and project manager.


Skills

25 years experience in copywriting, producing, directing, cinematography, camera operation, and editorial, as well as creative direction and color grading. Proficient with Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, Photoshop, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve.


Education

Undergraduate Studies for Theatre Arts, California State University, Long Beach


Awards

  • Best of Show Addy Award – Haron Jaguar, “F-Type”
  • Addy Award – Fresno Chaffee Zoo, “ZooKeepers”
  • Addy Award – Fresno Chaffee Zoo, “Sea Lion Cove”
  • Addy Award – Qdoba Mexican Grill, “More To Explore”
  • Addy Award – Eye-Q Vision Center, “Life Into Focus”
  • Addy Award – Fresno Rescue Mission, “Rescue The Children”
  • Telly Award – Calm Baby, “Calm Baby”
  • Telly Award – Calm Baby, “Fun Baby”



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