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I have a Masters Degree in Communications and a BS in Film Production from Grand Valley State University, the top-ranked film school in the mid-west, currently. Kind of a surprise since it is out in a cornfield, but the educational experience and practical experience was bar none.

I love telling stories with images, sounds, and music. Documentary production led me to Nepal, where I worked on a film about the Maoist Revolution there. I am fascinated with communication theory and consider myself a student of McLuhan (the medium is the message).

Profile Summary:
Film, Video, Media Production Whitehall, MI
creative design Whitehall, MI
More About Me
Sailing, swimming, hiking, you know, the outdoor type stuff.
Work Experience:
Currently a free-lance commercial film/video producer.

Employed in the transportation industry as a Marketing & Product Analyst.

I also teach communications and media/film at Muskegon Community College and Grand Valley State University.
MS - Communications - 07
BS - Film/Video - '04
Organizations / Affilations:
West Michigan Film and Video Alliance
Muskegon Film Festival
David Ruck is located in Whitehall, MI and has the following skills: Film, Video, Media Production, creative design
Movies / Film, Art / Creative
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My Skills

Film, Video, Media Production

Category: Movies / Film
Career Outline
Experienced producer, writer, director, editor and camera operator with an emphasis in documentary, short narrative, and commercial production.
International experience in Asia as a documentary filmmaker.


“Requiem for a Stream” – 2006, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Audience Choice Award – Muskegon Film Festival
Official Selection – Waterfront Film Festival
3rd Place – Documentary Film – East Lansing Film Festival

“This is Not a Chocolate Factory” – 2003, Writer, Director
Best Student Film – GVSU Film Showcase
Kodak Award – Waterfront Film Festival
3rd Place – Muskegon Film Festival - Documentary

“Flowers of War” – 2001, Director/Cinematographer, Editor
First Place/Kodak Award – Waterfront Film Festival
Second Place – East Lansing Film Festival
Official Selection – Muskegon Film Festival
Second Place – Star Theaters Filmmaker Contest
Audience Choice Award – Grand Valley State University
Relevant Education / Credentials
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI Master of Science December 2007 GPA 3.8 Major: Communications Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI Bachelor of Arts December 2004 Major: Communications – Film Production
Years Experience: 9

creative design

Category: Art / Creative
Instructor-rated for most Adobe programs. Skilled photo photographer/photo editor. Design concepts to completion. Catalog design experience.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Instructor at GVSU in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Years Experience: 4