I help you tell your story.
I leverage my career as a broadcast journalist and producer to help brands create content that stands out.
I help identify your brand's key visual elements that are so imperative when telling an effective and compelling narrative. Together, we determine the most effective way to bring your message to life through video that will retain your audience and explain your story.
Story. Originality. Production. Professionalism. Authenticity.
I bring more than 20 years of production expertise in unscripted TV for networks including ABC, Discovery, Food, Logo, History, HGTV, CBS, MTV, VH1 and OWN.
Produce Original Video Content
Produce TV quality remote interviews and stories for external and internal communications.
Create original video content for brands with high-end production value, from a profile video on the landing page of a website, to integrated site video and social content.
Provide tailored Zoom training to all employees to elevate presentation and professionalism via webinars. Includes technology recommendations, audio assessment, camera needs, setup of background, and basic presentation skills. This training will result in a polished and cohesive appearance that extends throughout the company.
Transform Live Events into Virtual Experiences
Use my TV production expertise to transform live corporate events and celebrations into impactful remote experiences that go well beyond the average virtual happy hour.
Executive Zoom Training
Offer targeted, individual Zoom consultations and media training with key employees to improve their physical and technological Zoom setup and elevate their Zoom presentation skills.
Branded Zoom Strategy
Analyse current Zoom practices and establish goals and parameters to create high-quality, consistent, and professional presentation representative of the brand.
Zoom Technology Packages
Create a custom technology package to be delivered to employees to ensure consistent, professional lighting and audio while working from home.
Dynamic Zoom Presentations
Consult and advise on best protocols to enhance interaction and engagement from clients while sharing materials via Zoom (slide decks, presentations, PDfs, graphs, etc).
Convert Company Assets into Shareable Video
Harness existing company content to create inexpensive, impactful, TV-quality video branding and storytelling via website, LinkedIn and social media. Using content from webinars, Zoom sessions, and interviews, videos are turned into brand stories, expanding viewership and engagement from new and existing clients.
Videos with high-end production value without the Hollywood price tag
Social media. Websites. Pitch Meetings. Fund raising. Presentations.
From a profile video on the landing page of your website, to integrated site video and social content, your audience will know exactly who you are and how you can help them.
Anyone can make a video, but few know what it takes to make a video that anyone wants to watch. That's where I come in. By creating thousands of hours of television and video content, I've developed a laser-sharp sense of story, and figured out the rules about why a video will sink or soar.
Your video will benefit from the same skills that I've honed working on multi-million dollar productions, just with fewer celebrities, smaller sets and a much lower price tag. Through pre-production, shooting, directing, and final edit, you get a compelling video that has teeth.
A selection of projects and editorials I've produced:
Dr Jill Biden in San Francisco 2020
Produced for The Hivery
NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center
Produced and directed one year anniversary video
NewCo Shift Dialogs
Produced studio series featuring industry disruptors interviewed by founder John Battelle
Be Good Johnny Weir
Directed unscripted series for Logo TV
Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment
Produced survival series for Discovery
Presentations. Keynote speeches. Interviews. On-camera appearances.
I have an extensive background in unscripted documentary television and digital production, working with CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, athletes, professionals, doctors, babies, kids, animals and average folks who have never been on camera. From the big shot to the newbie, I’ve helped each develop their tone and improve their camera presence, delivery and watchability.
I offer talent coaching to make you look good on camera and on stage. From finding the right wardrobe, to sharing my pro tips that will make you look polished, my targeted performance feedback will help you grow your confidence while public speaking. Options include script writing and editing, producing 101, on-set or on-location coaching, rehearsal, makeup, staging and lighting advice.
Karen Ripenburg is from Vancouver, BC, Canada, but she and her family now reside in the Bay Area where she's lucky enough to have passports from both of her home countries.
She lives for entertaining, traveling, rocking out, getting involved and making things happen.
Producer's Guild of America
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Founder, The Hivery
I learned so much from Karen's "How to Zoom Like a Pro" class. Her tips were actionable and could be implemented right away. The take-aways made me feel more confident on Zoom right away and I was able to better represent my brand. LOVED this class!
Needing to influence a disparate audience, I was able to rely on Karen’s expertise to produce a high-impact but concise video. She helped distill content and execute on a high-quality production within a modest budget.
Strategic Media Consultant
Comprehensive video strategy development for companies
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I teach “How to Zoom Like a Producer,” to executives, businesses and celebrities, and have worked for networks including ABC, Discovery, Food, HGTV, CBS, MTV, VH1 and OWN. I'm leveraging my production skills to offer virtual consultations with companies and employees to help them set up their video chat appearance and strategy so they project professionalism and confidence.
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