Kevin Rankin Reel 2018
PROFILE AND OBJECTIVE
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 HELLYEAH “Below 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
2017-2018 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS