Hynds has always believed in the power of visual storytelling. She has earned an Emmy Award for a documentary on the importance of early childhood education and has won three Telly Awards, including one for a short-form piece on hunger in Northeast Ohio, another for superior Storytelling, which was showcased in a short-form video for a civic organization with a nation reach.
After receiving her degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science, she had the training and passion to tell stories that are driven by fact, but also make an emotional connection with her audience. She worked in several newsrooms across the country including WGN in Chicago before venturing out on her own to tell more robust stories.
Today, she produces short-form and long-form documentary style videos as owner and executive producer of Hyndsight Productions, a company that helps clients grow brand awareness and brand loyalty through video using compelling storytelling techniques, innovative creative content and quality aesthetic appeal. By utilizing the potency of visual storytelling, Hynds believes we can elevate the baseline of knowledge in our communities, increase civic dialogue and produce a more engaged population.
According to Hynds, Hyndsight Productions believes in the power of video. "Making an emotional, human connection with your audience is the best way to communicate a message, and we excel at that approach." Hynds’ background in news, documentaries and marketing videos has all lead her to this place: "I am thrilled to be able to combine the superb journalism training I received at Medill with the aesthetic appeal of film - into rich, context-driven and aesthetically appealing videos for the Web. Medill taught me how to get at the heart of a story and find the human experience. In a visual medium, that empathy and human connection is crucial, and it clearly drives viewer interest in those stories.
"I am forever thankful for the discipline Medill taught me in meeting deadlines, finding bytes, and not being timid in chasing a story," she says. "But most of all I'm grateful for the value the professors placed on using our talents/interests to advance knowledge and empower people to make more informed decisions. And today I'm following my passions, finding my way and living my dream!"
I am forever thankful for the discipline Medill taught me in meeting deadlines, finding bytes, and not being timid in chasing a story. But most of all I'm grateful for the value the professors placed on using our talents/interests to advance knowledge and empower people to make more informed decisions.