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Crossing Streets Has Wrapped Principal Photography!

The entire month of March, and then some, was completely consumed by Crossing Streets, a feature film shot in Roanoke, VA. I was so thankful for all the support I received and as it was my first feature as a Director of Photography, I needed it. It was hard to answer all the questions I got while filming so I wanted to write a post summarizing my experiences and the things that I learned. Read more

Crossing Streets (feature film) Has Chosen Their DP

I am extremely excited to announce that I have been hired as the Director of Photography for Crossing Streets, a feature film which takes place in Roanoke, VA. The filming will be done all in March, Monday through Saturday. We have a great crew and some cool gear to complete the film. Read more

Why and How I Chose the Red Scarlet for Impact

It is always a (heated) question of what camera to choose. Sometimes you are limited to time and budget and you are forced to shoot with what you own. Read more


For the past two years I have been training with the Glidecam and recently, I have been investing my time and money to master the art of the Steadicam. The reason is to continue growing in this field and to add more value to the 522 Creative Team. Although the Glidecam is a great tool, it does not compare to a full Steadicam rig. Read more

Rob Ruscher 2013 Demo Reel

Please enjoy my Demo reel for 2013. It highlights various projects that I have shot. Feel free to contact me to view additional examples or with any questions you may have.

I am a director of photography, assistant camera, camera operator, editor and producer available for hire. Although I specialize in camera operations, I also work as a media manager and digital imaging technician. Read more

A Gear Partner for Life

Crazy title right? I know. Sounds so serious and so permanent. Don’t fear, this post isn’t serious, I just want to talk about making long term decisions related to a video production career. Especially related to equipment. Read more

A Closer Look Into SPKSMEN

A year ago I shot a video for Jon at Spksmen and this time he wanted to shoot a different type of promo video. A two location shoot which included his artist sketching up the design for the newest hoodie and shots of the new hoodies being printed. Not sure if this paragraph includes the correct terminology, but I’m a video guy :) Read more

Working with the Af100, 7D and 5D

It’s a great time to be in this field. The technology is never ending, cameras are getting more powerful, lighting has numerous options, and the gear… oh that gear :). Not to mention the announcements from Canon and Red. I won’t fill this post about those cameras for two reasons. I haven’t event seen them (as most haven’t), and there’s enough information out there already. I recommend checking out Vincent Laforet’s blog and watch the beautiful short he shot with it. Amazing. Read more

*Updated* An Event that Raised More than $67K for the Salvation Army!

I was lucky enough to shoot the Annual Salvation’s Army Most Amazing Race in Pittsburgh. I shot this same even last year but this year seemed to have more people and move along much faster. Luckily I am in decent shape because I had to cover over 17 miles of Pittsburgh and was on my feet the whole day. What an event though and for an even better cause. Read more


Last week I went over to Jamestown NY to get some shots of BMX riders Matt Baglia and Ryan Baglia to showcase the HTFU clothing line. It was pretty cool to have the entire park to ourselves and be bothered by anyone. Matt and Ryan are pretty solid riders so I was fortunate enough to get a couple redos to get a better shot.

I am still messing with high frame rates on the 7D and keeping a good look (anyone that has shot with 60fps at 1280×720 knows what I mean). Anywho, enjoy the video and if you have any cool tips about shooting action sports with the DSLR, let me know… There is more coming!