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About Me

Hello everyone! I am a filmmaker that lives in Los Angeles. I do freelance film production crew work on feature/short films, music videos, web series, etc. and do freelance director work as well. My best strengths are music videos, films, television programs, web series and documentaries. I am always expanding my skills in filmmaking to work on more film mediums to grow as a storyteller, while challenging myself with different projects. I'm always expanding my filmmaking skills to keep on evolving on my craft, whether it's working on music videos with musicians or helping a colleague with their projects on set. Feel free to check out the rest of my website! Feel free to checkout my resume

Freelance Work

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Director+Editor Reel 2018

This video shows all of the projects that I directed and edited in 2017. From documentaries, events, music videos, fitness videos, short films, etc., this video captures the kinds of stories that I create as a filmmaker.

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Soul Song Paralytic: opening night!

Inspired by the loss of very close friends, "Soul Song Paralytic: grief, death and other favorites" was a musical-visual collaboration exploring grief that brought together the musician Dup Crosson (Saint Solitude) and the visual artist Dara Lorenzo of an evening of art and catharsis. Drawing from and sublimating personal losses into a complete musical album and visual exhibit, the event created a shared public space where mourning and all its facets can be on display with pride. The event connected with those in mourning and encouraged similar creative means of expressing the brutal emotional experiences found in loss. Alongside the debut of Dara's exhibit, Saint Solitude performed as a band for the first time in 5 years, playing the newly released album in its entirety.

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Voices of Recovery San Mateo County

Voices of Recovery San Mateo County is a non-profit organization that helps people in long term recovery from addiction (drugs, alcohol, etc.), providing recovery groups and establishing a community based on the idea that the most successful path to recovery is through peer to peer support. The film covers the structure of what the organization provides through the words of past participants of the program, who have graduated and are working to continue to help others. Ultimately Voices of Recovery is an organization that positively changes lives. I was the film editor for this project. (P.S. There were audio issues with the sound mic during the filming of some scenes and were not able to fully be fixed during post-production)

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3.9 Collective

The "Three Point Nine Art Collective" is comprised of African American artists of varying genres residing and working in San Francisco. The event was to have a food and social gathering for people in San Francisco, hosted by a famous San Francisco chef and her colleagues.

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Angel M ft. Prince of Fairfield - Waiting for the End

This is a ROCK REMIX of "Waiting for the End" by Linkin Park. TRIBUTE to Chester Bennington, who died on July 20, 2017. Uploaded legally using "We are the Hits" organization.

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"Mental Health Matters Day"

"Mental Health Matters Day" was a mental health event+festival on May 24, 2017 at the California State Capitol. The purpose of the event was to decrease the stigma around mental illnesses, have speakers+entertainers share their mental health stories, promote mental health organizations in California, etc. The event happened from 9:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. I was the videographer and editor for the video. The event was organized by the mental health organization "Mental Health America of California".

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Mayor of Fitness: Marin Headlands Workout

Here is a video that I made with a San Francisco blogger and personal trainer, called "Mayor of Fitness: Marin Headlands Workout." The purpose of the video is to show who the Mayor of Fitness is and to show that exercising can be done outside (in nature), not just an indoor gym. Enjoy!

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Arman and Erika Engagement (11/25/2017)

Arman (a techie+entrepreneur) decided to propose to Erika on 11/25/2017. He did a full day plan on the proposal and engagement party, with his friends and family being there for him as well. This video captures the entire day in Napa, California, from the hot air balloon being set up in the morning to the engagement dinner party. I was the film editor for this video.

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Overcoming Struggles

Everyone faces struggles at some point in their life. Sometimes it is difficult to believe that you will overcome these struggles, but if you can envision yourself conquering them in your mind first then you will in reality! No matter what you are facing in life hold on, never give up hope no matter how hopeless things seem, and keep moving forward. You are still alive today for a reason and you have purpose. These struggles can only build your character. The Universe, higher power, or whatever you personally believe in is not done with you yet. As the saying goes, “Put your hand over your heart. Feel that? That is called Purpose” And YOU watching this have PURPOSE, do not give up. Let’s keep moving forward out there in life, in and out the gym.

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Train Your Body and Mind: This is Our Vision (B+M)

We are Train Your Body and Mind and this is OUR VISION! We are here to educate, motivate, and inspire you to become your absolute best version of your true self; demonstrating to the world that by living a healthy and fit lifestyle, anything is possible and achievable! "Make Gains in all areas of life!" B➕M™

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Finding your Motivation

Everyone has their reasons why they show up to the gym, why they do what they do. Why they get out of bed in the morning, why they keep working hard for their family, why they keep studying hard for those tests, why they keep showing up to that job, and so on. Know that you are alive today for a reason and your life matters! You have purpose. This video is to encourage you to continue to pursue your goals and dreams in life no matter what obstacles you may face and have to overcome. Let's keep going out there, in all areas of life, in and outside the gym.

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Train Your Body and Mind: The Vision Starts Now (B+M)

This is the 1st video for the fitness startup company. The video quickly summarizes the mission of the company and shows some of the members of the company as well.

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Portfolio

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I Swear I Lived

This documentary music video (2nd project in my "Mental Health Story" trilogy) was the final project for my "Projects in Film Editing" class during my spring 2016 semester at SFSU. The film was completed in May 2016. I was the director and editor of the project. Synopsis: On August 24, 2015, Ryan Cho shared his mental health story to the world. He shortly talks about his story and how he shared it to the world. He walks during a different day in nature locations of SF, getting memories from an infant to 22 years old.

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College Graduation: Farewell

This music video (3rd and final project of my "Mental Health Story" trilogy) was posted on my Facebook profile on December 29, 2016. This music video was meant to be my series finale/farewell of going to college at San Francisco State University. In the description of the video on Facebook, I talked about: My high school/college story (my mental health story in a way), reflecting on my college life/experiences/lessons, what I'm going to do with my life (career, where I'll live in the future, etc.), a thank you list, the reason why I made the music video and saying a final goodbye statement in the end. I was the director and picture editor of this music video.

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The Wildflower

This music video is based on the song "La Belle Fleur Sauvage" by Lord Huron. The music video is a love story about 2 people (who don't know each other) that are destined to be together. I was the production assistant and the editor (me and my other teammate edited our own version of the music video). The actress is a ballerina at "San Francisco Ballet".

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Archives and Outcries: California’s Unconventional Women Tell their Stories

In 2016, the Labor Archives and Research Center at San Francisco State University commissioned Flyaway Productions to create a site specific performance. Flyaway Productions is a well received dance company that explores the range of female physicality and advances social issues in the public realm. Three performances took place on the northern side of the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. The performance took place in the form of an aerial dance, to commemorate the Center’s 30th anniversary and to celebrate the work of California’s unconventional women. The dance is symbolic of working women who have broken through gender inequality in non-traditional work. The documentary shows some history of the Labor Archives, rehearsal footage from behind the scenes, and the May 3 performance of "Archives and Outcries" in real time.

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What Are Your Dreams?

In one of my film school classes, I was assigned to do a video crowdsource project about a certain topic. For my project, I decided to make it about people's dreams for their life and future. Everyone in the world has dreams, goals and aspirations in life, so I wanted to make a crowdsource project about dreams. This project was completed in December 2016.

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“(500) Days of Summer” Video Essay: The Non-Linear Narrative

In my "Exploration in Interactive Cinema" class, I was assigned to do a video essay on a particular film, director/s, film topic, etc. I decided to do my video essay on Marc Webb's 2009 film, "(500) Days of Summer". I discuss how the non-linear narrative is beautifully executed in the film to make an unconventional romantic comedy. This video was completed in November 2016.

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2014 Summer Movies Tribute

Here is my 4th tribute that I have created, my tribute to the summer movies of 2014. These are all of the films that I saw during summer 2014. This project has had it's VERY challenging moments, but the process was 100% worth it. This tribute was completed on November 2014.

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Best Films of 2013 Tribute #2

Here is my 2nd tribute of my top 30 favorite movies of 2013. I decided to make a 2nd tribute of 2013, because I wanted to practice more on my editing and music cohesion skills. This tribute was completed on June 2014.

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Best Films of 2013 Tribute

Here is my film tribute of my top 30 favorite movies of 2013. The tribute is consisted of 3 different songs, each song having different styles of tone/mood. This tribute was completed on January 2014.

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“La La Land” Tribute

Due to the film "La La Land" being released on DVD & blu-ray next Tuesday (April 25) and April 25th being "La La Land" day, here is a video tribute to the movie "La La Land". This film is my favorite film of 2016 and absolutely one of my favorite films of all time. As a filmmaker (director/editor) that is working in the film industry right now, this film has greatly inspired me. Here's to the fools who dream. The video was edited with Adobe Premiere Pro

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Contact Me

If you're interested in contacting me, feel free! If you want to collaborate on a project together, hire me for a new project, etc., feel free to message me on this website or via email, cell phone and my social media accounts. Talk to you soon!

Email: ryancho508@gmail.com

Phone #: 408-375-9669

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