"Who Am I?" I'm Russell. Not Ryan. Don't be confused, I have a twin brother.
"What DO you do?" I record stories with my pro camcorder and edit video with Final Cut Pro. I've recorded fifteen weddings, several hip-hop dance events, dozens of red carpet premieres, and some pop culture conventions. Take me to your wedding, red carpet premiere, or any event, and I'll give you a piece of history.
"What do you WANT to do?" I want to act/write/produce/direct. Ryan Seacrest, Lena Dunham, and Ben Affleck are examples of where I want to be. To get there, I've worked as a production assistant on commercials, music videos, shorts, television, features, and new media. At some point, I need to pick that ONE thing to master. "Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none" is not what I want to be.
"What are you up to?" As of 2014, I suffered TWO serious injuries behind the scenes, which forced me to take a different direction in my career. I'm currently training to work in front of the camera instead of behind the scenes. In the future I would like to attend grad school and earn a Masters degree in Education. With a teaching credential, I see myself teaching high school English, Drama, Film Literature, and Journalism.
"Who have you worked with?" Walt Disney Studios, Funny Or Die, CBS Television Studios, Disney-ABC Television Group International, Radio Disney, Pacific Rim Video, LA18, SBTN, PopStopTV, Visual Communications, and Apple Inc.