Started in 2013, El Raven Productions is a full service production company delivering a wide variety of professional video, editing, and other services for clients both large and small. Based out of New York City, El Raven Productions is uniquely versed in creating fully scalable experiences that can be structured to suit the demands of any project. From smaller start-up companies to well-established agencies, our client roster includes names from nearly every market, including JP Morgan Chase, Annie Lebowitz Studio, MasterCard, ESPN, US Weekly, The Washington Post, Scary Mommy and more. El Raven exceeds client expectations by adding a personal approach that translates across everything we do from commercial to corporate, to narrative and documentary. Whether you need us at the writing table or preparing final deliverables, we’re ready to help your project meet its fullest potential.
Christopher Vernale – Director of Photography / Owner
Chris started El Raven Productions in 2013 after years of perfecting his craft as a production freelancer throughout the northeast United States. With vast experience in everything from television to commercial production to internal corporate communications, his visual style can be described as organic and balanced, with a keen sense of storytelling that brings out the highest level of authenticity in his work. A seasoned cinematographer and artist with over 10 years of professional experience in film, video, and still photography, Chris now lives with his wife MaKenzie in Brooklyn, where he likes to write and work on fine art photography in his spare time. You may have seen his work at one of his gallery shows or run into him out and about while polishing his still photography skills. Either way, he was probably carrying a camera because he loves what he does and feels extremely lucky to be doing it for a living.
Melissa Selvaggio – Production Manager
Melissa started at El Raven in 2014. She brings with her almost 10 years of video production experience—with four of those years spent managing her own video team. Melissa loves managing people, clients, and all aspects of pre-production and post-production, but is also skilled in the artistic side of the business; having directed many live-action video shoots during her career. She also carries professional design experience and likes to think of herself as an introvert with a love for crafting, photography, and anything artistic. But those who know her best know her voice comes through her work, and more importantly her delicious chocolate chip cookies. Melissa lives in New Jersey with her husband Mike, daughter Ella, son Jack and her crazy puggle Zooey. She tries to do Yoga when she can, and thanks her large family for providing her with the necessary skills to be successful in her career. However, she doesn’t thank them from keeping her from doing Yoga.
Clients served by El Raven:
Ketchum PR - Awestruck PR - MBooth PR - Edelman PR - Sam’s Club - JP Morgan / Chase - Socialcast - Mastercard - Shionogi - Sony Music - Frito-Lay - DoctorOz.com - Grant Thornton - California Dried Plums - Olives From Spain - P&G - Teen Vogue - Moncler - Prada - Mandarin Oriental - Louie Vuitton - USFRA - ESPN - Clorox - DP / Snapple - 1800 Contacts - Google - Daisy - Bayer - Columbia Medical Center - Samsung - IBM - Broadway Cares - Diesel - Zoetis - Rouxroo - Toshiba - Cartoon Network - Herrick - American Express - McDonalds - Corcoran - Dunhill - Five Acre Farms - Phillips - National Honey Board - Unilever - New Jersey Devils - Drambuie - Avocados from Mexico - US Weekly - Chrysler - FX Networks - Call9 - Arla Foods - Washington Post