Ralph Vituccio is an Independent Filmmaker and Interactive Media creator. Ralph is on faculty at the Entertainment Technology Center, a graduate program at Carnegie Mellon University where he teaches visual story telling for new media. He has developed, written, and produced numerous films, videos, interactive web sites, and multimedia projects for Carnegie Mellon as well as many corporate and commercial clients. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Pittsburgh Filmmakers where he teaches film and video production.
His media work has received several communication and media awards and his interactive training CD-ROMs on racism and teaching conflict management skills have both won National Educational Media Awards and International Television and Video Awards. As an independent artist, Vituccio has received numerous grants in support of his work from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Region Media Arts Fellowship Program and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, he has been the recipient of three Media Fellowship Awards. Vituccio's documentary, "PERFORMANCE: The Living Art," won an Artist Distinction Award at the 1990 Berlin MedienOperative International Video Festival and has aired nationally on several PBS stations and internationally in several countries. His documentary, "When The Video Came," considers the early formation of video as an art form and profiles many of the original pioneers in the field. His recent documentary, “In Service: Iraq to Pittsburgh”, tells the story of 15 local men and women who served, survived, and returned from battlefields in and around Baghdad. Vituccio is currently in production on, “Shipbreakers”, which is a documentary about the men who salvage huge cargo and ocean liners. Shot in India, China and the United States, it looks at issues of large scale work processes without the aide of technology, worker safety and environmental concerns.