Ryan Rakowski’s Portfolio

The following video samples were selected to showcase a variety of shooting skills, editing techniques, and storytelling abilities.

Reels:

VFX Reel

The following demo reel is a small representation of some the After Effects projects that I completed while I was in college.

Short Form Videos:

Smile Dental Partners Brand Essence Video (Branding Video)

I shot and edited the following video to launch a new marketing campaign for Smile Dental Partners. Have you ever wondered what a smile can do?

Eclipse Award for Best Local and Regional Promotion in 2015 (Local TV Commercial)

I assisted in shooting the following video promotion to tell Maren’s story and how Michigan blood donors saved her life.

Behler-Young App Video (Social Media Video)

I shot and edited the following video for Behler-Young to kickoff the release of their new phone app.

RCP Marketing’s Pidge Inn Logo Design (Instagram Story)

I edited the following video to tell the story of how RCP Marketing designed the Pidge Inn logo.

Nordic Hot Tubs Brand Essence Video (Branding Video)

I shot and edited the following video to launch a new marketing campaign for Nordic Hot Tubs.

Realistic Space Nebulas in Adobe Adobe After Effects (Personal Project)

Created entirely in Adobe After Effects, I was inspired to create realistic space nebulas based on photos taken by the Hubble space telescope.

Auto Body Xperts: “We Make it Easy” (Social Media Campaign Video)

I shot and edited the following video to help launch a new marketing campaign for Auto Body Xperts.

Hopkins Public Schools: Substitute Teacher Awareness (Video PSA)

I assisted in shooting this video to help Hopkins Public Schools bring awareness to a substitute teacher shortage.

Greenridge Realty Video: Terrace Point Landing (Realty/Drone Video)

I shot and edited the following video to help Greenridge Realty bring awareness to Terrace Point Landing. A newly booming sub-division on Muskegon Lake.

Long Form Videos:

Burnips Equipment Case Study Video (Information Video)

With a mix of stock video and footage that I shot, I edited this case study video to show how RCP Marketing improved the sales of lawn and garden equipment for Burnips Equipment.

Eclipse Award for Best Music Video in 2015 – The Cardboard Swords (Music Video)

I edited the following award winning music video for the Cardboard Swords, a band originating from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Eagle Alloy Overview Video (Branding Video)

I assisted in shooting and edited the following video for Eagle Alloy to showcase their shell molding capabilities.

Hoekstra Transportation – Mercedes-Benz Pitch Video (Long Form Testimonial)

I shot and edited the following video to be used in a business pitch to Mercedes-Benz. Hoekstra Transportation sells, customizes, and services sprinter vans and this video aims to tell the story of why it’s important for Hoekstra Transportation to become a Mercedes-Benz dealer. Spoiler alert: The pitch was a success and Hoekstra Transportation is building a new Mercedes-Benz dealership.

RCP Marketing: 40th Anniversary Video (Long Form Testimonial)

I shot and edited the following video to celebrate RCP Marketing’s 40th Anniversary.

Grace Health About Us Video (Website Video)

I assisted in shooting and editing the following About Us video for Grace Health to showcase their variety of health services.

3D Projection Mapping in Adobe After Effects (Personal Project)

Created entirely in Adobe After Effects, I hooked up a projector to my computer and projected some animated content on white surfaces.

Betten Baker Select (Website Video)

I shot and edited the following video for Betten Baker to use on their website to improve vehicle sales.

Bryant Dealer Virtual Conference Video Sample (Presentation)

I shot and edited the following video prior to a virtual conference in early 2021. Over 10 videos were produced, each varying in their subjects and their length.

Extra Videos:

Trophy House Brands TV Commercial (Local TV Commercial)

I assisted in shooting and guiding an intern in creating this tv commercial for RCP Marketing’s sister company, Trophy House.

Burnips 360 Video Sample (Youtube Preroll Video)

I shot and edited the following video as part of the Burnips 360 Marketing Campaign to increase sales of the eNVy neighborhood vehicle.

Grace Health Pharmacy Video (Social Media/Website Video)

I shot and edited the following video to promote Grace Health’s newly renovated Pharmacy.

Orchard View Adult Education: “Enroll for Free Adult Classes Today” (YouTube Preroll Video)

I edited the following video for Orchard View Adult Education.

Request Foods Recruiting Video (Website Video)

I assisted in shooting video for Request Foods Recruitment Video.