Award-winning Stebbins grad comes home to share film skills

From the halls of Stebbins High School to working behind the scenes on award-winning music videos, you could say Stebbins alum Jamee Ranta is living her “best life.”

A 2004 graduate of Stebbins, Ranta has been working in the music video industry for close to a decade, producing award-winning videos for the likes of Nicki Minaj (“Anaconda”) and Colbie Caillat (“Try”).

Ranta is also known for her video production work with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lemar, Kerry Washington and Demi Lovato.

Her commercial credits include clients such as Adidas, Marvel, Conde’ Nast, Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Fiat.

Today, Ranta travels back to her hometown of Riverside to be a guest speaker for digital design and business classes at Stebbins High School. She hopes to impart her many life lessons and challenges to students—hopefully, inspiring someone to become a future filmmaker.

“I strongly believe that storytelling can change one’s perspective and connect us all, no matter the race, gender, social class, or religious views of a person,” said Ranta.

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