Vanessa Rankin

Meet Vanessa Rankin | The Creative Mind Behind Organized Kaos Media

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Vanessa' s innate approach to life is parallel to that of an editor:  Rearrange the details into a new sequence, eliminate what doesn’t matter, recreate, and then transform the situation into something worthwhile. Something beautiful. Something meaningful. You know that old expression… when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. It's really what Organized Kaos is all about!

On a whim, Vanessa decided to join the United States Air Force.  Her training as a combat cameraman was intense but proved to be invaluable.  She was sent all over the world documenting real world events, bringing the stories from the field to the important decision makers of the military. She was a one-man storyteller; producer, director, videographer, writer and editor in the field.  It was this school of hard knocks that awakened Vanessa’s passion for editing and story-telling.  She developed the desire to put it all into context, engaging people with the story.

Vanessa has been involved in television, film and video on a multitude of levels. Several series she shot, co-produced and edited airing on Discovery Health Network, Fox, CNBC, won numerous awards including: 2 Freddie Awards, 2 Gold ADDY awards, and an EMMY Award for Kids Healthworks as best Information Oriented Program Series. Her short film, The Tub, won Best Actress (DeDee Pfieffer-- yeah, Michelle's sister!) at the Charleston International Film Festival. She also won a "Leaders in Luxury Marketing Award" for her real estate marketing video.

She went on to become the Vice President of Castleview Productions in Austin, Texas.  Clients included Dell, INC, UT, Ernst and Young, Austin Business Journal, Austin Junior League, Temple-Inland, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.  

Her next opportunity was as the Creative Director for the Alamo Drafthouse. She directed the preshow production staff, graphic artists, web developers and was the special event videographer/editor. 

That experience lead her to her next adventure- for over nine years Vanessa was the Vice President of Creative Affairs for Cinebarre movie theaters. She pioneered the idea of showcasing and pairing short films for a customized and unique pre-show experience. Connecting talented indie filmmakers with a chance to be seen on the big screen was incredibly rewarding and a favorite feature from the customers.  Vanessa wore many hats helping the theater grow to 9 locations across the country. Cinebarre was sold in 2015 to Regal Entertainment Group. That's when Vanessa decided to start her own company, Organized Kaos Media!

Along the way, and as a natural progression, she has taken up photography and graphic and web design .... all of her skills building upon the last... Organizing the chaos into something she's proud of and knows you will love, too! 

Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn or contact her if you need help taking your company's marketing efforts to the next level.