About

Karate_3

Hello. If you’re here, you already know the name, but maybe you’re looking for a little more? You’ve come to the right place. I’m a 29 year old senior content producer. In past years I’ve had experience as a director, editor, DP and creative writer. I’m interested in exploring producing opportunities through avenues of film, story-telling, music and design. Don’t let the long hair fool you, there’s an endlessly creative brain under this mop.

My story starts in Chicago. One day picked up my parents handy-cam, a few mini-dv tapes and started pointing the lens at my friends. I began putting together videos and soon started showing my friends and family. I was hooked on the creative process and it grew from there. I started piecing together equipment and proclaiming my self-funded production company: Magic Hair Productions.

I was a one-man team. Filming, editing, producing and more.  I  produced around 80 films of various lengths during this time. While my films revolved around the subcultures of skateboarding and snowboarding, I began to develop a fascination with film, and found myself studying film at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  At the university, my love was nurtured through use of Super 8mm, 16mm film, digital shorts, experimental films and observing from an analytical perspective.

Outside of film, music has remained the one other constant in my life. While in college, I started a music blog as a side project. The Dankles started as a hobby and quickly morphed into an engrossing project where I managed a team of 10+ writers. At the height of readership, the website amassed over 200,000 unique views a month. In addition to creative writing, I became well versed in web-design, client relations, social media and managing projects, peers and deadlines.

When school wrapped up I found myself back in Chicago, employed at FCB Chicago. My role as a producer involved producing content ranging from radio spots to online content to broadcast commercials and everything in-between. I saw projects from creative inception through delivery to the client. My position has allowed me to hone my skills in managing a team, a budget and a timeline in order to deliver the greatest product possible.

From Chicago I made the jump to Portland in 2017 and became a content producer at The Program, a small strategy-led agency. At The Program I’ve honed my skills as a line producer. Managing jobs from inception to final delivery has been my bread and butter, and I thoroughly enjoyed figuring out every logistic nuance for a perfect shoot. Through the Program I’ve produced radio, TV commercials, Hulu pre-roll, ads digital ads, bumpers, 2D animation, 3D animation, 360 videos and more. As of spring 2019, I’m a senior content producer.

Alright enough of the career stuff. What am I like outside of an office? I’ve been obsessed with watching, analyzing and making films for as long as I can remember. I’m a former hockey player, washed-up skateboarder, fair-weather snowboarder, endurance biker, recreational swimmer and amateur wave-catcher. I’m a curious explorer and out-of-breath hiker, a crate-digging record collector, solo bedroom guitarist, a paperback peruser, live music connoisseur and ultimately a person who savors learning something new every day.

Learn more from my Linkedin profile. Send an email to cywinski6@gmail.com.