Ryan Wolff
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Web Designer
Professional Experience
  • The Good Stuff, PBS Digital Studios
    2013 to present

    • Educational/Documentary webseries covering a variety of topics
    • Part of the PBS Digital Studios network
    • Co-founder, Producer, Director, Writer, Editor and Motion Graphics Artist
    • The Good Stuff YouTube channel has 120,000 subscribers and over 5 million video views
    • Produced weekly videos featuring inspirational people and their stories from around the country, like an interview with Bill Nye the Science guy, a tour of Biosphere 2, the world’s largest earth science experiment, exploring renewable energy, and a deep look at some of the philosophical, scientific, and health issues that affect the human race
  • Harmony Joyride Productions
    2003 to 2013

    • Multimedia production company
    • Co-founder, President, and Producer/Director of numerous corporate, commercial and web videos
    • Produced content for the Harmony Joyride YouTube channel, which has over 12,000 subscribers
    • Managed projects and worked directly with clients to produce creative and compelling content in a variety of formats
    • Produced a series of videos with VANS Warped Tour as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign
    • Produced videos for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation as part of a campaign to help eradicate Malaria
  • Roark, Pirsig and Dobie
    2004 to 2008

    • Advertising agency specializing in television commercials, documentaries and corporate videos
    • Video Editor, Assistant Producer, and Motion Graphics Designer
  • Street Level Studio
    2005 to present

    • Multimedia design firm whose primary clients include Brunswick Billiards
    • Flash Designer, Video Editor, Web Coder and Motion Graphics Artist
  • Freewheelin’ Films
    2006 to 2008

    • Production company with several large corporate clients including Jeep and Amp Energy
    • Edited web video segments for Amp Energy drink as part of the 2008 Super Bowl pre-game show
    • Edited web videos, television segments and created motion graphics for Jeep
  • Equity Creative
    2008 to 2014

    • Multimedia design firm whose primary clients include Case Construction
    • Web Programmer, Video Editor, and Motion Graphics Artist
    • Designed and programmed an original interactive 3D environment in Flash for a Case website
  • The Platoon of Power Squadron (PoPS)
    2009 to present

    • YouTube comedy/action webseries about four people with superpowers who share an apartment together
    • Producer, Director of Photography, and primary Visual Effects Artist
    • The PoPS YouTube channel has earned over 30,000 subscribers and recognition as a finalist in the YouTube On The Rise competition
    • Series has won numerous awards including Best Series at the GenCon Film Festival in 2013
    • Due to the overwhelming support from fans, we were able to fully fund episodes through successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns
  • Wisconsin Public Television, WHA-TV
    2001 to 2004

    • Technical Director, Floor Manager and Camera Operator for live broadcasts of sporting events, news programs, and other live shows such as the internationally syndicated “Sewing with Nancy”.
Awards
  • 2016 Indie Series Awards: Best Special/Visual Effects for The Platoon of Power Squadron
  • 2013 LAWebfest: Outstanding Achievement for Producing and Visual/Special Effects for The Platoon of Power Squadron
  • 1st Place Winner of Studio 360’s 30 Seconds of Terror competition for the short film “…Jack”
Skills and Proficiencies
  • Works well with others in collaborative environments
  • An independent, careful, and reliable worker
  • Works well under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, curious and passionate—I started making movies at age 13 when I got my first video camera, and haven’t stopped since
  • Extensive and diverse experience in the field makes me confident in my capacity to learn new skills and adapt to new situations in order to get the job done
  • Expertise in Final Cut, After Effects and Adobe CS
  • 3D Modeling using SoftImage
  • Web Design experience using Dreamweaver and WordPress
  • Actionscript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript
  • Years of experience producing and composing music as a hobby, as well as for movie soundtracks
  • Experience with C, C++, Java, and hardware design and machine language as part of my engineering major.
Education

BS Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison