Zach Tromp’s TeamBackBack 2013 Audition

Video we did before i left for texas for Zach Tromp’s TeamBackPack contest entry- check it out! Shooting the “Grow Up” video when I’m back in Florida, also just finished a new video we shot with Wireside Productions back in August for his next single. “Stay Gold” Mixtape dropping soon!


New Music Video (@Typhus_Flow) Being Released Dec. 9



Over the week of Thanksgiving I traveled out to Texas- already heading out to Dallas, I made a stop in Houston first to shoot a video with local hip-hop artist Typhus (@Typhus_Flow). The track, produced by DJ-120 (@laynekiffen) is a reflection of past friendships, as the ones closest to him ultimately turn on him. The video is a direct reflection of the song, cutting between a few different scenes that act as a metaphor to the theme- without giving too much away,it releases on his official YouTube channel ( at 8pm on December 9th.

You can listen to more of their music at:



Creating The ill Mind of Hopsin 5

Mike Evans/ Jay Brown (Wireside Productions):
Ryan Pinkall:

This past week or so has been absolutely amazing for myself, Wireside productions, and Hopsin. Our new video, “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” went instantly viral and has the internet and world going crazy- here’s a little inside look at how it all came about.

Setting up the slider rig with Jay Brown and Mike Evans of Wireside Productions

Myself, Jay Brown, and Mike Evans arrived in LA only a few weeks ago, looking for as many projects as possible to work on while here until the middle of August. Last week i decided to give Hopsin a call and tell him i was down here and if he needed help with anything let us know. Lucky timing, because he told us he was shooting the ill Mind of Hopsin 5 video later that week, and that he needed help.

Myself operating the camera during the shoot for the “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5”

We all met up a couple days later and immediately got to work on putting together a shot list and brainstorming some other ideas. Hopsin already had the whole concept planned out, as well as a rough version of the song recorded. We listened to the song a few times, while each of us came up with our own elements to add to the video. After all confirming our ideas, myself, jay and mike returned to our UCLA dorm to finalize the shot list, which we did until roughly 4 am.


After we had the shot list, we started thinking about how the set should be arranged. Hopsin himself had already painted the walls, put up posters, lights, and props all over the place, now we just had to plan out where the characters would be and arrange it accordingly.

Re-posted by T-Pain

On the first day of the shoot, after renting out equipment such as a slider dolly and steadicam vest, we made our way to the set to meet up with the actors. I’ll admit i was a little nervous going into our first shoot without meeting the actors, but they all did a fantastic job under Hopsin’s direction. The first day lasted around 13-14 hours- we entered the set while it was bright out int he daytime, and left when the son was rising the next morning. Most of us hadn’t seen light the whole time, as the set was completely dark inside.

Myself, Jay, and Mike took turns shooting, with them providing many of the twisted POV shots that gave the video a more eery feel. I acted as the main Cinematographer and Director of photography. The brilliant team of Jay and Mike, aka Wireside Productions, handled the beautiful lighting as well as co-directing and some cinematography.

With the video immediately going viral, we hit the 1 Million view mark in less than 24 hours. Followed by 2 million at 2 days, 3 million at the 3 day mark, and 4 million at the 4 day mark

The second day of shooting lasted around 12 hours, and only consisted of solo shots of Hopsin.

When it came down to the edit, with Hopsin as the ring leader, we all sat around a monitor in our UCLA dorm room for a few days getting it right.

Myself, Hopsin, Mike Evans and Jay Brown

The whole video was a team effort, and with nobody being assigned a specific role it made things a whole lot easier to work together. Unlike most cases where the production team is working with an artist as a client, all four of us came together and made it happen. Hopsin really knows his stuff when it comes to videos and was extremely easy to work with. We look forward to working with him again in the future while we are still in LA!

By the morning after its release, the ‘Ill mind of Hopsin 5″ video was trending on twitter in the U.S.

After a brief period of trending on Twitter in the United States, the Ill Mind of Hopsin 5 video was trending worldwide

Datpiff was one of the many big name sites who showed our new video love

Chamillionaire re-posted our video

XXL another one of the many sites to re-post the video

Hip-Hop DX

The single was at #11 for a while on the iTunes charts, along with being named one of the hottest singles

“Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” also ended up on the home page of Reddit

By rpinkall

A Trip Through History: Celtics/Sixers Game 7, 1965

Sampled From:
Album: Greatest moments from the World of Sports
Narrated by: Jim Mckay
Boston Celtics/Philadelphia 76ers Game 7 1965

Sampled From:
Album: Rocky: The Original Motion Picture Score
Song: Butkus
Artist: Bill Conti

Original Song:

KG Scream sampled from the 2008 Jumbotron Introduction Video:

John Havlicek Saves The Game:

Game 7 Between The Celtics and Sixers Tomorrow Night. LET’S GO CELTICS

By rpinkall

About Me

Ryan James Pinkall

Born 1/18/93


Early Life:

I’ve been living and breathing film since the age of ten years old, around the time I made my first batch of short films after attending a summer camp for Digital Film. Stories from that era include an elf who gets laid off from the north pole by none other than Santa himself, a secret agent who must save the world from an eviI genious (who sported a unibrow, cape, and all,and happened to be myself), music video concepts that are too far back to even remember, and countless others. I started using Final Cut around that same age, while at the same time experimenting with music composition in programs like Soundtrack. At this time, my mother’s sony handheld camera had officially became part of me, bringing it everywhere, documenting absolutely every second I could.

Needless to say, I grew up viewing the world through the lense. And my natural ability and joy for writing definitely kept me constantly conjuring up new plots and ideas. Around the fifth grade, I also took Piano lessons, which led me to try other instruments down the road, such as lessons on the electric guitar, and also saxophone and choir in the elementary school band. My passion for music eventually lead me to the world of engineering, mixing, mastering, and hip-hop production, locking myself in my home studio for up to 6 hours at a time without taking a break, hungry to learn as much as I possibly could.

Recent years:

After at first learning music production on programs such as Soundtrack, Reason, and Garage Band, I quickly realized that was not the sound I admired, classic old-school hip-hop. I quickly made the switch to sampling from Vinyl, and studied the art of chopping samples on various MPC’s. At the same time, I continued studying, practicing, and developing my passion for video, constantly writing and shooting on a regular basis, mostly centered around, but definitely not limited to, music videos.

By rpinkall