Contact / CV

Contact: Ryan.T.Jenkins@gmail.com
Phone: 774-261-0273

While freelancing, working on my own work, and adjunct teaching, I keep a full time position at the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center in upstate New York on the Rensselaer Polytechnic campus.  At EMPAC my role as Video Engineer enables me to help artists achieve the goals of their work both in singular performances and in development of work within residencies.  I focus in projection, Video Design, and film work but have extensive experience in all facets of live performance and theatre. Over the nearly 11 years I have been working here I have had the pleasure and opportunity of being a part of over 500 different curated events and residencies. It has been an amazing experience working with artists and personal idols such as Laurie Anderson, Brent Green, Jem Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Charles Atlas, The Wooster Group, Diplo, Deerhunter, and many more.  For more of my documentation work and curious parties there is the EMPAC Video Archive
 
EMPLOYMENT:
2018-Present :: Video Engineer,  Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, RPI, Troy - NY
2013-2018 :: Senior Video Technician, Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, RPI, Troy - NY
2008-2013 :: Event Technician, Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center, RPI, Troy - NY

ACADEMICS:
2016 :: Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
2008 :: Bachelor of Science, Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

TEACHING:
Org: HVCC, class: Digital Imaging (DART 100) when: Fall 2018

WORKSHOPS:
Org: Fake Love @ The New York Times topic: Similarities: Artistic Production and Modern Marketing contact: Blair Neal Time: Fall 2018
Org: Bard Center for Curatorial Studies class: 2nd Year Curatorial Practicum Prof: Victoria Brooks Taught: Film/Video Tech Workshop, Fall 2018
Org: Cornell University Class: Presence: Performance, Video, and the Body Prof: Renate Ferro Taught: Camera movement & the body
Org: The Cooper Union class: A/V 2  Prof: Lucy Raven  Taught: Motion Workshop (Steadicam, Gimbals, etc... )

LECTURES:
Org: Rensselaer Polytechnic, class: Anarchism & Democracy  Prof: Bill Puka  Taught: TBR: Anarchism in action, 2012 & 2013
Org: Rensselaer Polytechnic, class: Visual Poetics  Prof: Patricia Search  Taught: Artist Lecture: Diorama Storytelling, 2015 & 2016
Org: Rensselaer Polytechnic, class: Digital Imaging  Prof: Nathan Meltz, Silvia Ruzanka  Taught: Artist Lecture: Process and Class Critique

CRIT:

Org: Rensselaer Polytechnic, Class: Alfred Hitchcock & the Architecture of Fear Prof: Michael Oatman Purpose:  Guest Critique
Org: Rensselaer Polytechnic, Class: Senior Thesis & Studio Prof: Branda Miller Purpose:  Final Project Critiques

COMMUNITY WORK:
Collar City Film Festival, Ver. 1, 2, 3, 4
Troy Bike Rescue, 2008-Present.  Volunteer, Board of Directors. 

GALLERY / PERFORMANCE:
The Archivist, West Hall Gallery on RPI campus, 2016
The Archivist, CANO Gallery, Oneonta, 2017  

Touring Work / Engineering
THE WOOSTER GROUP, There is Still Time…Brother
            - Shanghai,Portland,Brazil

Brent Green, To Many Men Strange Fates..., Fabricator/Video Design
            - Sundance Film Festival, New Nothings, 2012
Jem Cohen, We Have An AnchorLive Sound, Projection Design
            - EMPAC, BAM Next Wave Festival

Light / Video / Sound design & Stage Work
Brent Green, A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Qlab/DMX
Cathy Weis, The Sea Around Us or A Muse
Basil Twist, Dogugaeshi, Scenic puppeteer
ONEDOTZERO, Adventures in motion, Diplo, Projection design
NRB Mashup, Projetion Design - DJ system - Educational Workshop
Sean Griffin, Cold Spring, Live stage actor and Video Technician
Francis And The Lights, White Room, video and projection design
Japanther, The Cake Of Three Towers, Light Design and Operation
Jem Cohen, We Have An Anchor, Live Sound, Projection Design
Aaron Landsman, Empathy School, On-Site Projection Mapping
Isabelle Pauwels, 27 ACROSS/ 25 DOWN, Q-Lab programming
Okwui Okpokwasili, Poor People's TV Room, Switcher OP
Martine Syms, An Evening With Queen White (2017) @ EMPAC
           - Complete show control / playback design
           - Audio spatialization and video mapping
Lucy Raven - Tales of Love and Fear
Rosa Barba - The Color Out of Space
Isabelle Pauwels - ,000, - Show control / playback design
Yara Travieso, Sagitarius A , QLab Programming, ProjMapping

Color Correction / Editing

Sean Rowe, Soldier's Song || Hold On, Hold on || Let It Die || By Your Side
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener, Tesseract (3d Film) 
Performance of Earl Brown's Calder Piece, The Calder Foundation
Oraib Toukan, Frieze Films 2013
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne, ATLAS REVISITED
Yara Travieso, Sagitarius A (2018)
Mariam Ghani, What We Left Unfinished (2018)
Isabelle Pauwels, Let It Bleed (2018)

 

Steadicam Operator
CHAMECKILERNER, Flesh
Marianne Kim, Lost & Found
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener, Tesseract (3D Film)
Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, and Silas Riener, Tesseract (Live Show)
Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, Desire Lines (2017)
Martine Syms, An Evening With Queen White (2017)
Karthik Pandian and Andros Zins-Browne, ATLAS REVISITED
A.K. Burns, In Production Untitled Work ( 2017 )
Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin, Echo/Archive (2018)
Mary Hassabi, Slow Me Down (2018)
Yara Travieso, Sagitarius A (2018)
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light, DESCENT (doc) (2018)

Camera Operator
MARITES CARINO + REBECCA ALLS, Hoop
Laurie Anderson, The Gray Rabbit
Mary Reid Kelley, Sisyphus
Shantala Shivalingappa, Namasya and Swayambhu
Laurie Anderson, Heart of a Dog
Deville Cohen, Zero
CHAMECKILERNER, Flesh
Marianne Kim, Lost & Found
Brent Green, Gravity Was Everywhere Back then ( Live Show DVD)
Boru O'brien O'Connell, Draft, Capture, -  & DP, Motorized Jib Op
Bloopers, Bloopers #1
Eve Sussman & Simon Lee, NO FOOD NO MONEY NO JEWELS
Cally Spooner, And You Were Wonderful, On Stage
Caroline Garcia, Flygirl
Ian David rosebaum & Mark deChiazza, Memory Palace
Missy Mazzoli, Wayward Free Radical Dreams,&Director of Photography
Orit Ben-Shitrit, Ward of the Feral Horses
Performance of Earl Brown's Calder Piece, The Calder Foundation
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz,
             everyone is talking about the weather but us, 1st AC/Focus
Isabelle Pauwels, Is It Bleeds (2018), A Camera, Color Correction, Editing
Seline Baumgartner - If it is as if it (2013)
Wu Tsang & Boychild,  One Image is a Lie, the Other Unavailable (2018)

Gimbal Operator
Eve Sussman & Simon Lee, NO FOOD NO MONEY NO JEWELS
Hannah Rickards, One can make out the surface only by placing any
                                                      dark-colored object on the ground
Patricia Lennox Boyd, Untitled w/ Nour Mobarak