Rubin Whitmore II

Rubin Whitmore II believes in the pursuit of happiness.

Rubin has been invited to lecture on music videos, filmmaking and society at universities from Clark Atlanta University to North Carolina Central University, from his alma mater the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to Savannah College of Art & Design. He is a veteran filmmaker with close to one hundred film projects, ranging from documentaries to music videos. Rubin has amassed over fifteen gold, platinum and multi-platinum plaques for producing and directing music videos. He was recently nominated for the Rockefeller Foundation and Ford Foundation funded 2008 Media Arts Fellowship program through the Renew Media organization.

Rubin was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a self-acknowledged public school kid. An original music video teenager, who by the age of 13 had created a bunch of video shorts in various genres from suspense to westerns and sci-fi. Rubin is pursuing his master’s in Media Studies at The New School University in New York. He received his bachelor’s in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he was nominated outstanding young alumni and was part of the team that won a student academy award during his undergraduate years. While at UW-O he created their first music video television show, the second longest running television program on Titan TV at fifteen years. He is developing his first feature film and is in production on several documentaries slated for public television and video release.

Rubin believes in artistic freedom and shuns imposed censorship yet believes that media holds significant influence over the minds of many and hopes to encourage people to utilize media more responsibly. Active in the community he regularly works with, at risk youth and the future mediamakers of tomorrow. He was selected as an Urban Education Fellow in Milwaukee, which has led him to teaching Media Literacy courses on a high school level at The Hope School in Milwaukee. He fearlessly tackles the impact media has on society especially music videos and the urban youth.

If you ask him what he does for a living he often says, raising his daughter.