Biography

writer/director/cinematographer/editor/multimedia producer/filmmaker
instructional technologist/media arts advocate/instructor/educator

Ron Schildknecht is an independent filmmaker, media arts instructor, and multimedia producer working in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

His filmmaking credits include Borderlines, The Legend of the Pope Lick Monster, Heavens Above (dramatic shorts), My Porcelain Past, and One Hundred Years a Parish (documentaries). The body of his work explores local history and culture, and have screened at numerous film festivals and on public television.  He also produced Castles to the Sky and Hubble’s Heritage, both feature presentations for the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Memorial Planetarium.

Ron has been a media artist-in-residence and instructor for dozens of schools and organizations, including the Louisville Visual Art Association and the Speed Art Museum.  He is a two-time recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council Artist Fellowship award and is a three-time juror of the Louisville Film and Video Festival.

He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Media and Technology from East Texas State University and Bachelors's Degree in Communication from Western Kentucky University. He currently supervises the multimedia production facility at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Louisville.


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