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About

Jesse Ricke is a media practitioner with experience in audio/video production, stage production, interactive installations, performance, with an expertise in venue operation. His social convictions have lead to internships with One Laptop Per Child and research collaborations with OurGoods.org. His musical experience includes jazz studies and work in signed and independent groups. He is the Technical Director at CultureHub and teaches video operations at CUNY: City Tech. He also freelances as a videographer for creative events and performances.
If I may slip into the first person for a moment, curiosity is my engine.

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( Video )

Premiere Pro
Final Cut 7
After Effects
TriCaster
Blackmagic

( Audio )

Pro Tools
Reaper
Ableton Live
Yamaha
M-Audio

( Interactive )

MAX/MSP/Jitter
HTML
CSS
JS
IT

Profile

  • Professor: teaching video studio production, post production, interface design and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Media Technician: broadcast and stage productions, specializing in HD video systems
  • Technical Director: for Off-Broadway productions and media showcases
  • Audio/Video Production: with a specialty in performance documentation and live recording
  • Interactive Media: design for live productions and gallery installations
  • Music Technology: instructor and performance artist

Experience

CUNY: City Tech / Entertainment Technology Professor (Aug 2012–current)
http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/academics/deptsites/enttech/index.shtml

Following a curriculum of my own design, I guide students through the fundamentals of television production, including camera operation, pre-production, and Tricaster operation. Students gain experience in all production roles. In a separate class I introduce web design, graphics, video, and audio editing, with a focus on proper research methods as necessary in our rapidly changing field.

CultureHub / Media Technician (Sept 2011–current)
http://culturehub.org/

Founded by La MaMa and Seoul Institute for the Arts, CultureHub produces international collaborations via telepresence, educational programs, commercial productions, and streamed broadcasts. CultureHub has establishing itself at the center of a growing network of international cultural organizations experimenting with networked productions.

Graphic Ships / Performance & Installation Artist (2013–current)
http://jricke.com/portfolio/graphicships/

Graphic Ships is a live audio/visual event, built from interactions between audience and performers. Sound artists and musicians perform from an ever changing graphic score generated by data from the performance environment. MAX/MSP is used to program this piece, and regular rehearsals are scheduled for research and ensemble cohesion.

Education

The New School, New York, NY
M.A., Media Studies, graduated 2011

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
B.A., Humanities, graduated 2006

Florida International University, Miami, FL
two years in the Jazz Performance program, 2001-2003

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