Teaching is my passion.  My method is the transcendent experience of making a film and sharing that journey with an audience.

My work has taken me behind the fences surrounding a defunct chemical plant that polluted the groundwater near my home town, to the courthouse where citizens were battling to protect critical dunes along Lake Michigan, to the birthplace of the Maoist revolution in Nepal, the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center, the clear blue waters of Hawaii, and to the shipwrecks of Lake Huron.

I've told the stories of conservationists, aspiring astronauts, front-porch philosophers, underprivileged families in Baltimore, native Americans on the Olympic Peninsula, and shipwreck hunters of the Great Lakes.

 

I've also helped small businesses reach new customers, universities educate budding filmmakers, middle school teachers connect their students with mentors, and political candidates get more votes.

 

All of this I've done with a camera, a computer, and the ability we all now have to reach an audience in the age of information.  I love telling stories with the tools of cinema.  

 

Currently, I am working on a book that will discuss how I approach this craft in the hope that I can inspire others to take on the role of video storyteller.  Please come along for the ride. 

 

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

- Herman Melville, The Whale

Photo by Matt McIntosh for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

  • First ever filmmaker to premiere a film in space.

  • NOAA Diver, Videographer & Underwater Cinematographer.

  • Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media.

  • Master of Science in Communication.

  • International experience as a documentary filmmaker.

  • Numerous awards for films.

  • Images featured internationally with over 40,000,000 media impressions.

 

CONTACT

 

 

david.ruck@gmail.com

Tel: 231-329-3107

 

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© 2018 David J. Ruck

1950 Wright Street

Marquette, Michigan

49855 USA

231-329-3107

David.Ruck@gmail.com

www.davidjruck.com

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