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    ERYN WALANKA

    MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER | EDITOR

    I am a three-time Emmy-winning editor with over a decade of experience
    editing short and long-form pieces for broadcast television.
    My fine arts background fuels my creativity and eye for detail
    and I relish the challenge of visual storytelling.

    Specialties:
    Documentary editing and storytelling, video portraits, promo editing, narrative editing, creative thinking.

     

     

     

  • EMMY® WINS | NOMINATIONS

    Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards

    Chicago’s True Nature:

    The Cook County Forest Preserves

    Juneteenth Productions

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    This Emmy® Winning Documentary

    This hour-long documentary captures the sights and sounds within the Forest Preserves, shares the benefits of nature and shows how open land impacts our quality of life.

    Chicago Sinfonietta: Sounds of Diversity

     

     

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    The Chicago Sinfonietta

    Emmy® Winning Documentary

    This hour long symphonic music special explores the history and legacy of Maestro Freeman and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

    Food On The Go!

     

     

     

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    Emmy® Winning Interstitials

    Meat Loaf a Go GO is one of eight interstitials following students from the Washburne Culinary Institute, developing and preparing recipes with Chicago land food truck owners.

    Animation: Marina Muzychenko

    News Feature: Narcan

     

     

    WYCC PBS Chicago: In The Loop

    Emmy® Nominated News Package

    With Heroin use on the rise, this piece takes a look at the drug Narcan, a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.

    Bajofondo

     

     

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    Emmy® Nominated Episode

    Musicology: Live From the Old Town School of Folk Music is a 12-part world music series featuring artists with diverse cultural & musical backgrounds.

    WISE TV Mystery Promo

     

     

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    Emmy® Nominated Promo

     

     

  • DOCUMENTARY

    Chicago's True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County

    Editor

    Juneteenth Productions

    WYCC PBS Chicago

     

    This Emmy® Winning hour-long documentary captures the sights and sounds within the Forest Preserves of Cook County, sharing the benefits of nature and how open land impacts our quality of life.

     

    Excerpt: Native American

    Excerpt: History

    Excerpt: Science

    LEO

    Editor

    Frame One Productions

     

    Leo Passage, a barber, was a leader of the Dutch resistance during World War II. Pas19sage came to the U.S. in 1958. He opened Pivot Point, a worldwide leader in beauty education, in a single room in Rogers Park and ultimately opened nearly 3,000 schools in 80 countries.

    Excerpt: Pivot Point

    Excerpt: War

    Excerpt: Family

    Chicago Sinfonietta: Sounds of Diversity

     

     

    Editor

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    The Chicago Sinfonietta

    Teaser, Emmy® Winning documentary explores the history and legacy of Maestro Freeman and the Chicago Sinfonietta

    A Little Bit of Holding Back

    and A Lot of Letting Go

     

    Producer | Director | Camera | Editor

    Sad Trumpet Productions

    Teaser, Follow a soul musicians as he navigates recording his first record in decades.

    Reach for the Sky: Tuskegee Airmen of Chicago

     

     

    Editor

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    Teaser, explores Chicago’s own Tuskegee Airmen and their legacy to modern aviation

     

  • ARTS & CULTURE

    African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race

    DCASE, The Chicago Cultural Center​

     

    Producer | Editor | B-roll camera​

    The Goat Island Archive

    DCASE, The Chicago Cultural Center

     

     

    Producer | Editor | B-roll camera​

    Finding Myself, My Heritage Within Me, an exhibit by photographer Hector Maldonado.

     

     

    Producer | Editor

    MUSIC SERIES

    Musicology: Buddy Guy's Legends Presents the Chicago Blues

    Editor | B-roll camera

    WYCC PBS Chicago | Buddy Guy's Legend

     

    Musicology: Buddy Guy's Legends Presents the Chicago Blues captures the rich history of Chicago blues from the premier venue, still owned and operated for the past 25 years by the multi Grammy award-winning George “Buddy” Guy, with soulful performances by some of today’s most notable musicians who have inspired the sound known as the Chicago blues.

    Eddie Shaw

    Eric “Guitar” Davis

    Joanne Shaw Taylor

    Quinn Sullivan

    Musicology: Live From the Old Town School of Folk Music

    Editor | Motion Graphics | B-roll camera

    WYCC PBS Chicago | The Old Town School of Folk Music

     

    Musicology is a 12-part world music series featuring artists with diverse cultural & musical backgrounds. Episodes feature 45 minutes of live performance, integrated with documentary style interviews exploring the rich history of the artists, their music and their heritage.

    Musicology: Live From the Old Town School of Folk Music Open

    Bajofondo

    Emmy® Nominated Episode

    Hamid Al-Saadi

    Alash

    Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi

    and the Black Spirits

    P’indekuecha

  • NEWS & EDUCATION

    Stay Home! Hit Play!

    Editor

    City of Chicago

    Stay Home! Hit Play! is a seven part educational series where Mayor Lightfoot visits Chicago museums, bringing virtual field trips to students and Chicago residents while they safely stay home in 2020.

    Excerpt: Museum of Science and Industry

    Science Storms

    Excerpt: Lincoln Park Zoo,

    Regenstein Center for African Apes

    Excerpt: DuSable Museum of

    African American History

    Excerpt: Mexican Museum of Art

    Excerpt: Shedd Aquarium,

    The Caribbean Reef

    the Caribbean Reef

    In The Loop

    Editor

    WYCC PBS Chicago

    In The Loop is a public affairs show focusing on current news issues and provides a fresh perspective on issues facing Chicago and neighboring regions.

     

    FIRST Robotics Competition

    Produced | Edited | B-roll camera

    1st camera: Felix Mendez

    Bail Trap

    Producer: Kayla McCormick

    Chicago Cubs: SUPERFAN NATALIE

    Producers: Eva Green | Brian McMurray

     

     

    Narcan

    Emmy® Nominated

    Producer: Gladys Roman

    Egg Donors

    Producer: Gladys Roman

    Chicago's Beer Craze

    Producer: Mario Thorpe

  • PROMOS

    News Block

    Editor | Motion Graphics

     

     

     

     

    Masterpiece Promo

    Editor | Motion Graphics

     

     

     

    Sherlock Holmes Promo

    Editor | Motion Graphics

    Written by: Jim Kirwan

     

     

    WISE TV Mystery

    Editor | Motion Graphics

    Producer: Alex Jerri

    Austin City Limits Promo

    Editor | Motion Graphics | Poster Design

    Producer: Alex Jerri

    Martin Yann Promo

    Editor | Motion Graphics

    Producer: Alex Jerri

     

  • PROGRAMS

    Premiere Pro

    AVID Media Composer

    Final cut pro Studio

    Audition

    Photoshop

    After Effects

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    MEDIA MANAGEMENT

    Fiberjet

    AVID Isis

    AVID Interplay

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Producer

    Graphic Design

    Technical Directing

    Studio Camera

    B-roll Camera

    DSLR Video

    Still Photography

    35mm

     

     

     

     

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