Omeed has been creating stories in some form or other since his early childhood. As far as anyone can tell, it probably started around the time his parents handed him an old tape recorder, likely as a last-ditch effort to make him leave them alone for once. The plan worked; he spent hours in his room recording skits, silly commercials and creating voices. Sadly, these tapes are no where to be found so please stop asking.
Soon thereafter, he became fascinated by still photography. He incessantly borrowed his parents' point-and-shoot, taking photos of silly things (trust me) and editing the crap out of the files. It was quite a learning process, and he eventually got his hands on his first DSLR (Canon for life!). That's when the real learning began; shutter speed? ISO? aperture?! A lot to take in, for sure, but that little M on the dial was a true prep course for what came next.
In high school, Omeed began delving into video, creating a ton of silly skits with his friends that unfortunately live someplace on YouTube today if you care to look (please don't). For whatever reason, he desired to make a career out of this newfound hobby and attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he received a BFA in Cinematic Arts in 2013.
Today, he works as a videographer at Stanley Black & Decker in Baltimore, and runs Stereoscope Studios with his chums (the other two dudes on this page). If you'd like to see more of his films, follow, or drop him a line, hit him up on instagram or his portfolio site at omeednabavi.com.
Having grown up recording simplistic short films with his brother using the family camcorder, this passion to tell stories would later evolve into more complex and interesting concepts. Alongside his video work for tattoo studios and other short films Danny would delve into the world of photography to explore concepts of longing, obscurity and peculiar situations. He now focuses on bringing these themes to his video work to create unique characters and worlds that blur line between reality and abstraction.
To see examples of his photography work, visit Seven Hare Productions.
Life has molded Alec into a story-teller and a filmmaker since his early childhood. Between the love and passion for movies and books that was shared among his family and how often they moved into different places and subcultures, he became adept at noticing how much the stories we accept and are repeated to us, shape who we are as individuals and groups. His first way of expressing this understanding in performance was acting (he wrote poetry too but gladly those works will never see the light of day), to imitate an acceptable character wherever he was. He enjoyed the process so much that he carried on starring in school plays from his middle school years into high-school. However, he learned quickly that some subcultures need not be imitated. Inspired by works such as a A Brave New World and Heart of Darkness and spurred by his desire to escape the drama of the high-school drama club, Alec went on to organize and train an acting troop comprised of completely green actors who went on to perform Cappie nominated performances. Upon graduating, however, the troop could no longer stay together.
So Alec carried on his passion for story-telling in the only way available to him; writing, which is what how he and Omeed crossed paths and cycle began anew. Now Alec, writes, produces, and directs new stories and is building yet another team of talented creatives. Alec continues to challenge himself and his team to take visual story-telling into new and interesting grounds and treats every project as an opportunity to push their limits as a creatives. If Alec has it his way, Stereoscope will have a lasting impact the film and video industry (and maybe cause a little trouble too).