Ingmar Bergman once said "no art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls". That magic fascinated me since childhood and I've pursued it since. I'm a filmmaker and media producer who's been honored to help craft stories on screen for a diverse range of projects, across 2 decades and 5 continents.
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I've created content for:
ROLLING STONE, VANITY FAIR, PBS, ADIDAS, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, GWYNETH PALTROW/GOOP.COM, WARBY PARKER, NICK GRAHAM, ROAD SCHOLAR, UNICEF, PATRÓN TEQUILA, FOOD NETWORK, DISARONNO, EATER, DELL, SNOOTH MEDIA, SXSW, TIFFANY, THRILLIST, SHIRIN NESHAT, MARCUS SAMUELSSON, RICK BAYLESS, JOHN DELUCIE, THE BOSELLI FOUNDATION, JOSHUA FRASE FOUNDATION & MORE
I’ve always been fascinated by how things work. As a kid, my friends and I terrorized our neighborhood with a homemade go-kart we built from a lawnmower engine and metal tubing. In 1985 our family got its first computer (Macintosh Classic) and my sister and I became enthralled with the games and how the machine worked. Eventually I learned to create my own games and software.
Over the years I've learned to be a full-stack web developer. I’ve designed and managed enterprise-level websites, relational database systems, search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and interactive user interfaces. I strive to be a digital swiss army knife, staying up-to-date with emerging technologies such as blockchain, node.js, angular and other popular frameworks.
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C. Ryan McVinney was born in Concord, Massachusetts, the son of a film and photography teacher at Concord Academy. Raised by parents deeply involved in arts, education and media studies - he learned filmmaking, photography and visual storytelling at an early age. Graduating from Brookline High School in 1998, he went on to study music performance at Berklee College of Music before transferring to Harvard University Extension School from 1999-2000.
In 2004, McVinney graduated from The New England Institute of Art with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Production. He co-founded a national chain of music and media production studios with locations in Boston, NYC and Austin. From 2006-2014, he worked at various digital agencies in Austin, LA and NYC, producing commercial video content and interactive media for major brands, celebrities and non-profits.
In 2014, McVinney joined Pond5 - a global stock media agency, helping grow their community to 80,000+ contributing artists in 150 countries with a library of over 7 Million videos. In 2016, he co-founded Full Flip Films - a boutique film and video production company that develops original content, independent films and commercial brand videos.