Corey Birnstengel is an Editor/Videographer at Security Baron. After moving to New York in 2015, Corey discovered his passion for creative editing. He bought himself a camera and a microphone and dove straight into the world of digital media. Since then he has been crafting compelling videos on YouTube and Instagram as well as editing a weekly political podcast. His work also includes political satire, educational children’s content, and product advertising.
Corey grew up outside of the Twin Cities and now lives in Brooklyn. When he isn’t making videos, he enjoys running, studying Russian and eating his way around the world with his girlfriend.
Name: Corey Birnstengel
Home Town: Hastings, MN
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Secret Talent: I know way too much about 90s alt rock
Favorite Travel Destination: Bangkok
Tell us a little about what you do at JAKK Media!
I film and edit videos for Security Baron. So I have plenty of time behind the camera, lots of time in Premiere Pro and countless cups of English breakfast tea any time of the day.
What’s a favorite project so far?
It has to be our Amazon Cloud Cam Review. This was one of the very first Security Baron videos published. I’m really proud of how it turned out, shaping the look and feel of the brand.
What is something you think will change about digital content in the next five years?
One area that I’m really curious to watch develop is 3D video. I think I think creators are going to take this tool and do some really magical things with it.
Are there any skills you want to learn or develop more at JAKK?
Leadership skills are what I think of first. The commitment to personal development is one my favorite parts of JAKK Media and I feel like I’ve grown in that sense.
All of JAKK’s sites feature collaborative teams. What’s something impactful you’ve learned from another person at JAKK Media?
Josh has been a major influence on me. He is a wonderful teacher, bringing out the very best in everyone he works with. Specifically, he has shown me the power of smart goal setting to get to where I want to be.
Favorite spot to eat in NYC/Austin?
Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop has the best falafel sandwich in Brooklyn.