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Michael Ruschak

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Sound (feature film)

Lesser Evil, The (1997)
Twenty-two years ago four friends went to the quarry on the edge of town with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. At the end of the day the beer was gone, the gun was empty and a stranger lay dead at the bottom of the quarry. Now, the four are together again, trying to deal with their actions in th
Joey Breaker (1993) as Re-Recording Mixer
Autobiographical film about an agent who discovers there is more to life than his job.

Sound (special)

Tell Me a Story: The Man Who Made '60 Minutes' (2004) as Rerecording Mixer
A special celebrating CBS News executive producer Don Hewitt's 36-year-long career.
Fatal Flood (2001) as Rerecording Mixer
In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, Louisiana, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (2000) as Mixer
The program spans hard rock music's high-volume era from its genesis in the '60s (Yardbirds, Rolling Stones, Hendrix), through its arena-rock ascendance (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith), the angry new wave (Sex Pistols, The Clash), the alternative movement (Nirvana, Soundgarden), and beyond.
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Dark Horizon -- India, Pakistan and the Bomb (2000) as Sound Mixer
On the day following President Clinton's arrival in India, Peter Jennings reports on the tension between India and Pakistan, made more dangerous by the fact that both countries talk openly about the possibility of a nuclear war.
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts (1999) as Rerecording Mixer
Documentary examining 20th century African-American art through the stories of African-American writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers.
Meltdown at Three Mile Island (1999) as Rerecording Mixer
On March 28, 1979, a reactor at Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated, releasing radioactive gas and water. During the next week, scientists scrambled to prevent a meltdown, officials rushed in to calm public fears and more than 100,000 residents fled to
Hoover Dam (1999) as Rerecording Mixer
The Hoover Dam, rising more than 700 feet above the waters of the Colorado River, was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Built during the Depression, men desperate for work struggled against the heat, dust and heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and
Travis (1999) as Sound Mixer
Eight-year-old Travis Jeffries lives in the South Bronx, and has full-blown AIDS. Filming over a three-year period, documentarian Richard Kotuk presents not only the roller-coaster of hope, pain, improvements and setbacks intrinsic to the disease, but also introduces us to an extended family -- from
Joan Crawford (1999) as Sound Mixer
Profile of actress Joan Crawford.
Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (1998) as Sound Mixer
Profile of actor Gary Cooper.
College of Comedy With Alan King, The (1997) as Rerecording Mixer (Documentary)
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.
Hawaii's Last Queen (1997) as Mixer
Documentary on the reign of Liliu'okalani, who ruled Hawaii in the late 1800s. As the powerful American business community in Hawaii moved to gain control of the island nation, Liliu'okalani was caught in the middle.
Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) as Sound Mixer
Biographical documentary of actress Barbara Stanwyck.
Innocence Lost: The Plea (1997) as Sound Mixer
Producer Ofra Bikel revisits the defendants in the 1989 Little Rascals Day Care Center sexual abuse case and reports on how each of them, while accused of the same crimes, have met with dramatically different fates.
Truman (1997) as Sound Designer
Two-part documentary on the life of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from 1945-1953.
Martha Stewart's: Welcome Home For the Holidays (1996) as Audio Mixer
Lifestyle authority Martha Stewart offers her suggestions for holiday decorating, cooking and entertaining.
Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, The (1996) as Mixer
Documentary on the life of Jesse Jackson. Drawn from journalist Marshall Frady's biography.
Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Mixer
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.
Hillary's Class (1994) as Sound Mixer
Documentary about the Wellesley College Class of 1969, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's graduating class. Includes footage from the 25th reunion, profiles of half a dozen members of the class (as well as interviews with many more), photos, videos and biographical updates written for past reunions
Battle of the Bulge, The (1994) as Mixer
Documentary about World War II's Battle of the Bulge (December 16, 1944), the biggest and bloodiest battle American soldiers have ever fought, as seen through the eyes of the soldiers and officers involved.
1968 (1993) as Rerecording Mixer
A documentary chronicling the major political events of 1968.
Tribute to Harry Chapin, A (1991) as Audio Mixer
A musical tribute to the life and works of singer and humanitarian Harry Chapin.
A. Einstein: How I See the World (1991) as Sound Mixer
A documentary examining physicist Albert Einstein's roles as humanitarian and philosopher. Uses home movies, archival footage and interviews with Einstein's friends and colleagues. Airing as part of the PBS series, "American Masters."
Legends in Love (1991) as Sound Mixer
A special examining the "lives and loves" of six legendary women: Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Evita Peron.

Post Production (special)

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens -- A Life in Animation (2000) as Post-Production Audio
Documentary about Chuck Jones, the creator of animated characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner and other "Toons."
Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 1999 (1999) as Post-Production Audio
Interview special hosted by Barbara Walters, spotlighting some of the year's biggest names in entertainment, politics, business and sports, culminating with the announcement of the "Most Fascinating" person of 1999.
Barbara Walters Presents 6 to Watch (1998) as Post-Production Audio
Barbara Walters showcases six talented people: singer/actor Jon Bon Jovi; actress Jenna Elfman; actor Rupert Everett; actress Minnie Driver; comedian David Spade; and Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant.
Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 1998 (1998) as Post-Production Audio
Highlights of Barbara Walters' interviews with "the ten most fascinating people of 1998" in entertainment, politics, sports, science and business.
Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 1997 (1997) as Post-Production Audio
Special spotlights ten of the year's biggest names in entertainment, politics, business, sports and other fields.
Labor of Love: The Making of "Bastard Out of Carolina" (1996) as Post-Production Audio
Documentary on the making of the television movie "Bastard Out of Carolina."
Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 1996 (1996) as Post-Production Audio
Barbara Walters spotlights ten people who made a particular impact on the year 1996.
Best of Barbara Walters: Legend -- The New Generation, The (1992) as Post-Production Audio
A special hosted by Barbara Walters, featuring interviews from her previous specials. Included are interviews with John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Roseanne Arnold, and Jay Leno.

Misc. Crew (special)

Napoleon (2000) as Record Engineer
Documentary depicting the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, who strode the world stage as soldier, emperor and statesman for nearly two decades after riding the wave of the French Revolution to extraordinary power. Napoleon's story is told with paintings by great artists of the day -- Ingres, Goya, David

Sound (TV Mini-Series)

Royale, The (1997) as Rerecording Mixer

Sound (TV Mini-Series)

Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night (1998) as Sound
A whimsical Christmas tale of the story behind how the beloved hymn "Silent Night" was created. When two musical mice, Buster & Chauncey, befriend a poor little orphan girl, they accidentally create a holiday miracle and make Christmas history.

Misc. Crew (TV Mini-Series)

Buster and Chauncey's Silent Night (1998)
A whimsical Christmas tale of the story behind how the beloved hymn "Silent Night" was created. When two musical mice, Buster & Chauncey, befriend a poor little orphan girl, they accidentally create a holiday miracle and make Christmas history.

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