Certified Natgeo Educator
Certified by IUCN:
Species Management in Protected Areas
Protected Areas Management
Certified by SDG Academy UN:
Water Addressing The Global Crisis
Raza started photography in late 2009 and professionally started in 2010 when he was doing his Masters in Fine Arts degree with Majors (Video/Photography). Very soon he started to work as a freelance and landed in his first project in 2011 with WWF-Pak on the World Wetlands Day project where he made series of videos for World Wetlands Day including a music video for Wetlands. Later he worked with many Production houses, Media companies in his home country and abroad. In 2013 he developed an interest in macro photography that became the start for a focus and interest in nature-related films and media. In 2014 he worked on a project for a famous film company. It was a natural history documentary “Margalla Urban Wilderness”. From there he started to work on his project and in 2015 he started his own Film Company (Find Focus Films) to make awareness films for Nature & Environment.
After working for mainstream media & Films, Fashion Photography, Corporate events, Raza found his purpose in 2014 to work for nature, environmental issues and started Find Focus Films in 2015. In 2016 he came to Malaysia for his Research in Multimedia Environmental Education at Multimedia University. Where he is doing his research. As a research graduate in visual anthropology, he started to increase his knowledge and studied & research more about conservation of nature & the environment. He attended workshops did short courses and became qualified in “Disaster Risk Reduction”, “Climate Change Adaptation”, “Ecosystems Based Adaption”, ” Water Addressing Global Crisis”. Besides he worked with International Organization as a volunteer and got memberships from IUCN, “EcoSystems & Restoration Camps”, UNEP & others.
Raza is a Certified National Geographic Editor, besides he has got certifications by IUCN in (Protected Areas Management, Ecological Monitoring, Species Conservation in Protected Area & Water and Global Crisis). Raza practices and apply digital innovation in his conservation and as a Creative Multimedia and Science Communication Researcher, he masters the art of storytelling using visual anthropology.
Raza started a community action based Organization to tackle Environmental issues by using Multimedia Films, storytelling, and visual anthropology as a tool. The Project is known as Media Project on Conservation Environment & Nature MPCEN. The project started in 2018 and doing film projects in South East Asia, Africa and South Asia.
Raza become a storyteller a renown filmmaker who speak for our voiceless wildlife. We have lost 50% of all the wildlife in past 40 years, which means there is something wrong with our growth patterns, our economy and industrialization. We need more Multimedia Based Awareness, for all the Sustainable Development Goals for Climate Change Adaptation. We need more visual stories for Awareness & Education. I as filmmaker as a student of Creative Multimedia, Science Communication & as an Academic Researcher. I want to apply the Digital media innovation in conservation of wildlife using storytelling, using (Artificial intelligence AI, Virtual Reality VR and drone technology). We are moving towards industry 4.0 and technology. We need digital media innovation for conservation of wildlife. Only if we can save our wildlife from extinction we can survive on this planet.