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Whether advocating for the funding of America's Human Spaceflight Program, helping citizens' voices be heard in the battle against a company that threatens the safety of their groundwater, showcasing the passion behind the science to help explain ocean acidification, or illustrating the value of place-based education on a tall ship, video stories I created draw attention to important issues of our time.  I can help your organization leverage the tools of storytelling to grow your network, embolden your supporters, or get a leg up on the competition in search of funders for your research.  Ask me how.


It all starts with telling your story.  According to Cisco, video will account for 80% of online traffic by 2019.  Increasingly, consumers of social media are learning about the world around them through short videos that populate their feeds.  There has been a real opportunity here - the democratization of who can produce content seen by the masses - but the dynamics are shifting.  You need great content - that will never change - but how you craft your messages, who you target, and how you interact with your audience requires a well-designed and executed plan.

I specialize in helping non-profit, government and university clients craft powerful video stories that showcase their good work, which could otherwise go overlooked, underreported or ignored.

I have found this to be especially true among scientific and research-based organizations that are fantastic at growing our understanding of the world around us, but abysmal at communicating this understanding to a lay audience.  As a result, the only people that care about a scientific advancement are other scientists who have read about it in a scientific journal or report.  Consumers, stakeholders and the general public are none-the-wiser.  Elected officials have no context for the work, their constituents don't care about it, and therefore are less likely to fund its furtherance.  This is where I can help.  We can start reaching new people today.


Learn from my experience.

Craft your message.

Reach new audiences.



I am frequently asked to give presentations to schools, lecture halls, public venues, or present one of my films.  I love these events and look forward to engaging an audience.  These types of engagements have included astronauts, scientists, academics, policy makers and other professionals.  I am also asked to appear in college classrooms to discuss my experiences with budding documentary filmmakers or media students. Book me today.

© 2018 David J. Ruck

1950 Wright Street

Marquette, Michigan

49855 USA


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