Vonesper Studios


Kevin Rankin Reel 2018

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Astoria, NY · (914) 522-2215 · vonesperstudios@gmail.com · vonesperstudios.com · linkedin.com/in/kevinrankin


Creative professional possessing over 10 years of diverse experience working within content production, social media, education, and a/v technology in environments from corporate to subculture with a talent for capturing moments and telling stories in the realm of audio and visual media seeks new opportunities.  


Vonesper Studios, Astoria, NY                             Multi-Media Content Producer                                                              01/2011-Present

Sole operator of freelance multi-media content production company offering audio, video and photo services. Executes a variety of projects including event coverage, branded and social media content, music videos, headshot photography, and audio production.  Responsible for all content creation, business operations, client relations, and web presence.

Client highlights: Atlantic Theater Co., Rush Philanthropic Arts Fdn., Broome Street SocietyOriginal Sin Cider, VampireFreaks.Com.


Columbia University Event Mgmt. New York, NY  A/V Technician (Seasonal)                                                                  02/2016-12/2017

Responsible for the set-up, break down and operation of Columbia University event’s A/V needs and client relations.


Harlem Children’s Zone, New York, NY                 Project Specialist                                                                                 05/2009-10/2016

Taught video production to students between 4th and 12th grade, developed curriculums, edited student work, maintained equipment and managed all aspects of video projects and event A/V technology.


Rock ‘n’ Reel Productions, New York, NY              Videographer/Editor                                                                           10/2006-12/2010

Co-operator of freelance video production company specializing in multi-angle event coverage, video press kits, DVD authoring and other multi-media services.  Responsible for all content creation, business operations and client relations. Created and produced NYC subcultural arts show "Twilight Vision TV."

Client highlights: LXTV (NBC), Culture Project, Peter Buffett, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Nova Ent., In A Can Prod.


YouCast Corporation, Brooklyn, NY                      Videographer/Editor                                                                             07/2007-06/2008

Accomplished successful video shoots, edits and maintenance of internal video content for music management and internet marketing firm for use in pioneering social media campaigns and client promotions for A-list entertainment. 

Client Highlights: ThisIs50.Com, HipHopIs.Us, Nonelouder.Com, Thrash Talk TV Show feat. ex-Fuse VJ, content for screen of rock tours.


PLUS Media, New York, NY                                    Production Assistant                                                                            09/2006-01/2007

Facilitated quality research and aided in the production of Satellite Media Tours, assisted segment producers on video shoots and edited video for news broadcasts and campaign sizzle reels.  Managed the intern hiring process. 


Two Sheps That Pass..., New York, NY                    Intern                                                                                                  09/2006-12/2006 

Assisted in creating Internet presence for up-and-coming artists by conceiving and executing promotional marketing for boutique entertainment public relations and marketing firm. 


Purchase TV, Purchase, NY                                     Program Assistant                                                                              01/2006-06/2006

Collaborated in production of commercial segments and live events for broadcast on college campus TV station.


The Backdoor at The Nyack Center, Nyack NY      Student Volunteer                                                                              01/1998-06/2001

Aided in all aspects of organizing, promoting and running “a drug, smoke, and alcohol free zone providing an outlet for teens to share their talents in a safe and non-competitive environment” including set-up and operations of a/v equiptment, crowd control and artist relations.


SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY       BA: Media, Society and the Arts                                                                                    05/2006

Five Towns College, Dix Hills, NY               AAS: Business Management, Concentration: Audio Recording Technology                   05/2004

Relevant Coursework Highlights: Audio Recording Techniques, Audio Recording Theory, Recording Studio Operations, TV Studio Foundations, Digital Media Studio, Music & Image Scoring.

HONORS AND AWARDS                                                      

  • Shooter/Editor, Militia Vox “This Is She" Music Video, Winner “Best Avant-Garde” video LA Music Video Awards                       2018
  • Shooter/Editor, Militia Vox "Cuts: The Villainess" Music Videos, Screened at Film Noir Cinema, Brooklyn, NY                             2018
  • Militia Vox "Nyctophilia" Music Video Official Selection of AddaMovie Film Festival, NYC                                                             2017
  • Member of Grammy-nominated rock band Green Jellÿ                                                                                                          2008/2014
  • Producer, songwriter, performer and engineer of “Stalemate”, debut album of rock band Vonesper                                             2014
  • Assistant Editor, NBC/LXTV’s “My First Time,” Winner of 2009 Sports Programming Special Emmy Award                                 2009
  • Shooter/Editor, “Culture Project's UN Day Concert” with (Academy Award Oscar winner) Fisher Stevens                                    2009
  • Editor, “ThisIs50.Com: Uncle Murda.” for YouCast Corp. “Viral Video of the Month.” XXL Magazine 06/08                                  2008
  • Co-shooter for “Made in Coney Island”  Official selection of The Coney Island Film Festival                                                         2008
  • Editor of rock band HELLYEAHBelow the Belt” DVD (Epic Records, #23 Music Video Billboard Chart 12/07)                            2007
  • 2 time winner of EGG: the Arts Show Awards, Channel Thirteen Community Leadership Awards                                        2000/2001