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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.

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SECTION 02 / our approach

NEVER AFRAID

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.

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SECTION 03 / our team

OUR TEAM

TOMKRANZLE

FOUNDER, DIRECTOR

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.

BENJAMINROY

DIRECTOR, ECD

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.

CHRISMUNDELL

PRODUCTION MANAGER

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.

TYEFRENCH

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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.  

SUSANKEMP

EDITOR

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.

CLINTON KYLEHOLLISTER

POST PRODUCTION

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.

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SECTION 04 / our clients

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SECTION 05 / our specialties

Specialties

  • Brand Stories

  • Automotive

  • Tourism

  • Tech

  • Adventure

  • Apparel

  • Product

  • Health

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SECTION 06 / our capabilities

CAPABILITIES

  • PRODUCING

  • DIRECTING

  • EDITING

  • Virtual Reality

  • AERIALS

  • UNDERWATER

  • Advertising

  • BRANDED CONTENT

  • Strategy

  • IDEATION

  • Motion Design

  • Original Scripts

  • INSTAGRAM

    Man, what a year

    2016 was! We've

    got a ton to share

    next month (new site

    + new projects). For

    now, we'll just leave

    you with a new

    directors cut of one

    of our favorites for

    @teva. #lifestyle

  • INSTAGRAM

    Here's a first look at

    some of the action

    & beauty shots we

    captured of the all

    new @ford #f-150

    a couple weeks

    ago in Moab.

    #ford

    #venturevisuals

  • INSTAGRAM

    Flying into November

    like… It’s been a full

    six weeks (which

    means we haven’t

    been posting enough)

    with projects taking

    us to the Pacific

    Northwest, Moab, all

    over California, and this

    week New York.

  • INSTAGRAM

    What an amazing

    time flying over

    @channelislandsnps

    yesterday with

    @nancohelicopters.

    It's so easy to forget

    about this hidden gem

    right in our backyard.

    Here's to the weekend

    adventures ahead!

  • INSTAGRAM

    It's been a busy

    summer for us at

    VV (hence the slow

    down in IG posts).

    Here's a small

    glimpse at a bit of

    what we've been up

    to. We wanted to

    take the opportunity

    to say thank you.

  • INSTAGRAM

    We're hitting the road

    in an RV for two

    weeks of shooting all

    across California. It's a

    tight squeeze with all

    the dudes and gear, but

    the destinations make it

    all worthwhile. Here's a

    quick drone shot.

    #visitcalifornia

  • INSTAGRAM

    Capture, process,

    production install. That

    is the journey of each

    gigapixel image used

    in the @forms_surfaces

    Zoom Digital Darkroom.

    Visit our website or

    Vimeo to watch the

    full story.

    #formsandsurfaces

  • INSTAGRAM

    Dropping today, @livcycling

    launches the new Hail.

    Check out the full video

    at the link in the

    comment below. #mtb

    #cycling #whistler

    #canada #downhill

    #livbeyond #hailtothequeen

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