My name is Charles Hunter Ryder, and I am a storyteller who uses the visual medium to express his imagination. In order to do this, I intentionally started my career in the camera department, grounding myself with a hard-skill and learning how to manipulate a frame for emotion. Once content, I moved myself into the directing arena... Working in advertising, I've managed to deliver award-winning campaigns for FOX Networks Group, National Geographic and MultiChoice Africa. My purpose is to create filmic fables predominantly told through magic realism. Let's join forces and imagine something new... SKILL SET: Director - Short & Long Form - Concept Creation - Treatment Writing - Pitching - Production - Post - Quality Control and Delivery Offline Editor - Premiere Pro Writer - Narrative - Copy - On-Air, Outdoor & Print Camera - Highly proficientLocked Pro Plan feature
Went freelance in October 2018 in order to free up my schedule and give valuable time to my personal projects. I now offer Creative Services as a freelancer. I am available to be hired for the following skills: PRODUCER DIRECTOR - Short & Long Form - Concept Creation - Treatment Writing - Copy/Script - Pitching - Production Planning - Directing - Shoot - Offline Edit - Post Direction - Quality Control - Delivery CAMERA - Highly proficient - DSLR - Blackmagic - Sony - Red - Arri COPYWRITER - On-Air - Outdoor - Print - Narrative - Dialogue OFFLINE EDITOR - Premiere Pro
Worked as a Senior Promo Producer for FOX Networks Group Africa and National Geographic. It was under the companies fierce leadership that I was able to grow tremendously and raise my skillset to an international standard.
I started with the company as a Promo Producer, and within a year I rose to the position of the Channel Creative Head for the companies biggest account. I achieved this through building a trusting relationship with the client and creating creative marketing content that reaped measurable results for their products performance. I was then approached by FOX Networks Africa and National Geographic- an opportunity I could not turn down.
Gained an ISO accreditation of Quality Assurance in order to write the Quality Manual and Procedures for an engineering company. Completely left of field but certainly an asset gained in maintaining an international procedure based quality assurance system.
Worked for an International Production Facilitating Company in Cape Town as a Production Assistant and Writer. The owner of the company was working to launch a YouTube Channel with comedic content. I wrote and directed a web-series for her start-up.
Worked as a freelance Cinematographer, DP'ing music videos and small scale commercials.
Worked in the Camera Department throughout my varsity years and some time thereafter.
AFDA Film School - BA Motion Picture Honours Degree - Major in Cinematography UCT GetSmarter - Screenwriting short course Skills - Premiere Pro Editing - Copywriting - Final Draft
Best Marketing Video Sizzle Reel for FOX Africa
Best Weekly Wonder - “The Simpsons Family Possessed".
Best Weekly Wonder “Stream the Scream” for DStv.
Finalist Best Foreign Student Film