Ruben Duran


Rubén Durán

Curriculum Vitae
4134 Hambledon Village Dr. Houston, TX 77014. P- 713.391.5541
[email protected]



A.A.S. Electronic Publishing, Houston Community College, 1998 Attended Law School, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, 1981-85


Teaching Experience

Faculty, 2015 - present
Digital Communications Deptm. Houston Community College
Courses: Digital Video I & Digital Imaging I


Professional, Technical, and Work-related Experience and Skills

Founding director of the Extended Reality Lab & Studio at HCC. Kaltura HCC Administrator; Kaltura CAB EDU member Created first Virtual Reality Lab & Studio at HCC WeVideo Administrator. Digital Storytelling (Kaltura integrated) LMS. Canvas Central Campus Administrator Ethnography Documentary Filmmaker Native Spanish Speaker Extensive knowledge of the video editing process using Final Cut Pro and Adobe CC.


Professional Achievements and Publications

League of Innovation- John & Suanne Roueche Award Innovation Award 2018 Cimarron Spirit (Film)
Aug 2016, Georgia Latino Film Festival 2016, Best Long-Form Documentary 2015
Cimarron Spirit is being used as an instructional film at Yale, Brown, NYU, Tulane, and many other universities in the US:o The film has been seen in film festivals all over the world. New Media Summer Conference 2013, Madison, Wisconsin
Jun 2013, New Media Conference Summer Conference
Best Poster Session, Judge's Choice and People's Choice. New Media Summer Conference 2017, Boston. MA
Jun 2017, New Media Conference Summer Conference
Best Idea Lab presentation, Judge's Choice and People's Choice. 5 Telly Awards
Winner of 5 Telly Awards for Best Educational and Ethnography Documentaries:o Cimarron Spirito Colores del Carnaval Dominicanoo Texas Zydeco HCC Chancellor’s Eagle Award 2015


Recent Projects

Created HCC’s (area) first Virtual Reality Lab & Studio Presently Piloting Kaltura’s Virtual Reality App HCC Web Governance Member, HCC Media Accessibility Sub-Committee Chair Organized and Hosted HCC’s 1st Annual Virtual Reality Symposium Collaborator @ Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project
Feb 2017 - Present, Arte Público Press/University of Houston-Central Documentary- Cimarron Spirit (52 minutes)
Mar 2012 - 2015, Co-Producer, Director and Editor 1998 Houston Blues Reunion Documentary (53 minuntes)
Jan 2015 - Present, Producer, Director and Editor Edutube: HCC's Instructional MediaSpace
Nov 2009 - Present. Project lead.o Edutube is the main instructional video platform in HCC's Learning Management System. We have institutionalized video captioning, Learning Glass integration and Digital Storytelling. Working on integrating Virtual Reality Lab & Studio with Kaltura.

Recent Presentations         

Presented at the following Conferences and Film Festivals:o Digital Humanities International Conference 2018, Mexico City, MX.o Virtual Arts Sessions: The Potential to Revolutionize Visual Design, Houston, TX, 2018o League for Innovation 2018 Summer Conference, Marylando Casa de las Americas, Habana, Cuba, 2015o The League for Innovation in the Community College, 2002 & 2006o Educause, 2001o New Media Summer Conferences, 2013 & 2017o Canvas Users Group - Annual Conference, 2017o Kaltura Connect, New York, 2013 & 2014o SUNET Days Conference, Sweden, 2016- Presented HCC Kaltura o Caribbean Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, 2015 o Acampadoc Festival and Film Camp, Panama, 2016o Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage 25th Anniversary Conference,
University of Houston, 2017o Congreso Internacional Culturas Visuales del Caribe Contemporáneo,
Barranquilla, Colombia, 2015o CaribBEING’s Heritage Film Series, Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2016

EDUCAUSE Presentations