Ryan Broomberg’s passion for filmmaking began with his youthful love of skateboarding. He adopted San Diego’s skateboarding culture when he became part of a tight-knit group of young skaters. Every moment possible, they would go from skate spot to skate park around Southern California capturing footage for their reels in order to get sponsored. With time, Ryan’s interest in skateboarding gave way to his passion for film. He enjoyed the thrill of recording his friends’ parts and the artistry of stitching the clips together. When the first edition of Final Cut Pro was released, Ryan was ecstatic because finally the technology to make more sophisticated films was available for personal use. He wanted to pursue a career in action-sports films and gained confidence in that dream when Colour, his entry into Transworld’s surf contest was well received.
He continued to gain experience in filmmaking while working for The Response Shop, DRTV specialists. There he had the opportunity to edit, shoot, and animate for national television commercials such as 1-800-PetMeds and AARP. Subsequently, he enrolled at San Diego State University (SDSU) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Television, Film, and New Media. Upon graduation from SDSU, Ryan was accepted into Dodge College at Chapman University. He is currently a student in the graduate film program, concentrating on cinematography and working towards his goal of making feature films.
Ryan continues to work as a freelance videographer while in school. He recently collaborated with professional big wave surfer Derek Dunfee on a surf documentary titled Down With the Ship. Additionally, Ryan regularly films and edits weddings as well as corporate videos for companies such as In-N-Out Corporate, Hyatt, and Hilton.