I currently live in Pacific Grove, California, just blocks from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a short drive to Big Sur, the stunning Point Lobos, and the surf city of Santa Cruz. My passion for travel began as a high school exchange student to Iceland and later as an exchange college student to Aberystwyth, Wales. I've been traveling ever since. I learned early on that the simple joy of travel begins with adventures in your own backyard. 


I have a masters degree in Science + Natural History Film from Montana State University. I've worked at Disney and at Pixar as a shader/painter on The Incredibles. 


I'm also available for video and photography freelance work.  Video can be delivered in 4K (4:2:2 sampling at 24/25/60 fps). Other samples of my work can be seen here: www.McWhinneyMedia.com. Please feel free to contact me at:



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