SECTION 01 / about us
At Venture Visuals, we’re storytellers first, image makers second. If an image doesn’t prompt a reaction, it’s not ours. When a brand, any brand, can look directly in the mirror and know exactly who they are, that’s powerful. This is where it starts. We combine technical mastery and basic human instinct to create brand advocates, believers and friends.FEATURED WORK
SECTION 02 / our approach
Once we establish the structure of a story, we mine the fringes, explore the margins and see what else can be found. Our goal is to uncover those honest, magical, unpredictable moments—from fingerprints and unkempt hair to blurred focus, spattered lenses and chocolate-covered kids. Our approach, simplified: Always make an impression. Never play it safe.
SECTION 03 / our team
Tom Kranzle, eternally smiling and deeply optimistic, founded Venture Visuals in 2005, believing a small, creatively-driven studio could be useful to some of the world’s most iconic brands. (He was right, of course.) Personally, he’s a picture of grace, perennially unperturbed, easygoing, attentive. Professionally, this Brooks alum has been directing and shooting commercials, music videos, feature-length docs and shareable entertainment for the past ten years.
Benjamin Roy is a writer, director and wonderfully decisive creative lead. In the past decade, he developed the GoPro brand, introduced Intel to Vice, authored a book for Google and created the Olympics of D1 college sports for ESPN. Previously, he was an editor-at-large for Skateboarder and Strength. More previously, he was snowboarding against some of the biggest names in the sport, and losing. C’est la vie, no? It’s all downhill from here.
Chris Mundell, our Production Manager slash ace in our sleeve, has a mind set ablaze; the kindle comprised of classic films, bluegrass music, Boba Fett, family and God. Care for tri-tip and micheladas on a Tuesday? Chris is your man. Our clients unanimously love him, and why wouldn’t they? He keeps the team in high spirits, and right on time.
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Tye French (who is, strangely enough, neither bohemian nor francophile) is a true gunslinger behind the camera and cinematographer sine qua non. Technical to a fault, this human Swiss Army knife is also newly-married, deeply-committed and sweetly in love. On location, however, he transforms into into a light-splaying, drone-flying, habanero-flavored, take-no-prisoners DP.
A second-gen filmmaker, gifted writer and graduate from NYC’s School of Visual Arts, we safely refer to Susan as the brains of the operation. When it comes to storytelling, she’s a surgeon indeed. Under her watchful eye, no nuance goes undiscovered, no stone unturned. Her parents owned a local theater in North Carolina, and it was there she learned the craft. Today, she influences projects in both pre and post, ensuring the impact on the viewer is fully felt.
Raised on the rough and tumble Gaviota Coast, Clinton stems from a long line of enterprising California Natives. With degrees in both engineering and photography, he straddles the warring spheres of creativity and technical expertise with a delicate, yet masculine touch. As a Colorist and Post-Production Supervisor, Clinton has worked on HBO docs, commercials, feature films and more.
SECTION 04 / our clients
SECTION 05 / our specialties
SECTION 06 / our capabilities