Camera Operator on Chapman Dolly

Pittsburgh Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and MōVI Operator

My name is Rob Ruscher and I am a passionate, creative, and driven Cinematographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. I care most about the character and story regardless of the medium and have a good eye for what will help influence the story. I can adapt quickly while still keeping the principle goal being set forth in mind. My love for the art of cinematography includes all the fun technology needed in todays market. Whether it’s the Movi, custom rigs or which lenses work best, I use all of this knowledge to better the final product, and the process.


My credits as a Director of Photography include commercials for  the Pittsburgh Penguins, Visit PA, Straub Beer, Pittsburgh Symphony, Wowwee, several colleges/universities and  more. My industrial and training credits include CIA, FBI, Lockheed Martin, Covestro,  NRA, LaPorte Targets, MSA International and OSHA.  In additional to commercial work, I have lensed two feature films (Crossing Streets and Where Are You, Bobby Browning). In 2013 I received a Vimeo Staff Pick for FIVE/FIVE (documentary) as the director of photography. This award brought another documentary which then brought me a feature length documentary on ex-Steelers player Baron Batch. For a full list of my credits as a DP and/or Camera Operator please contact me.

I have an extensive list of gear I own, but the highlights are a Red Scarlet-W [5K] with a complete kit for any type of shoot, Freefly Systems MōVI Pro, and Tokina Vista Primes. If you’re looking for something else, I have access to every camera system out there along with a wide range of lenses and rigs.


I am the husband of my college sweetheart and father of my incredible son and sweet daughter.