Leading production and post house Optimus today announced that Detroit-based Chris Chynoweth has signed on as a director and editor. One at Optimus will exclusively represent Chynoweth on the production side of the house and Optimus will represent him on post.

“We’re thrilled to sign on Chris from a directorial standpoint,” said ONE Executive Producer/Managing Director Lisa Masseur. “Coming from an editorial background, Chris brings a depth of experience to his work that will certainly help propel his directorial career forward. We’re thrilled to represent him in the US and we look forward to our clients in the Midwest and beyond discovering Chris’s enthusiasm.”

Detroit-based Chynoweth started editing early, cutting his first national spot for Jeep Renegade at 25. That same year, he cut a video for Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow and hasn’t stopped since. His directing work is always evolving as the multifaceted artist focuses on creating the right visual dynamic to connect his viewer to the subject. Over the course of his career, Chynoweth has worked with Burrell Communications, Campbell Ewald, Commonwealth, Doner, Leo Burnett, McCann, Shady Records, Union Adworks and Universal Music Group. Most recently, he was an editor with Beast.

“I have known and respected Optimus since I started in this business, and President Tom Duff is beyond legendary,” said Chynoweth. “Lisa and I are very much on the same page as far as my directing career path, and that has been really exciting. And, I love the people here. It doesn’t matter if a project is big or small, I just love this business and I bring that passion to everything I work on. When you get a bunch of creative people together and you’re all in rhythm – be it on editorial or production – it’s magical. It’s what I want to do all the time, and I think most people who do this for a living understand.”

Said Optimus Executive Producer/Managing Director Brian Hrastar, “We are so happy to have Chris onboard as he is a real complement to our editorial roster.  We look forward to his continued work with established Detroit-based clients, and we are excited to introduce him to the Chicago market and beyond.”

To view Chynoweth’s reels, please visit:

Editorial – http://optimus.com/reels/chris-chynoweth-editor/

Directorial – http://optimus.com/directors/chris-chynoweth/

About Optimus
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house located in Chicago.  A true one stop shop, Optimus and its production arm One at Optimus offer a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com, http://design.optimus.com and www.oneatoptimus.com. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.