Louis Libitz (b. Jersey City, New Jersey)
He received his MFA in Art Video from the Department of Transmedia, College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University (2007) and his BA in Media Arts from the Media Arts Department, College of Arts and Sciences at New Jersey City University (2003).
Recently, he was the Assistant Director/Program Coordinator of the Black Maria Film Festival and the NJ Young Filmmakers' Festival in New Jersey (2007-11), Adjunct Professor of Video Production I - Media Arts Department, New Jersey City University (2003), Advanced Post-Production Techniques - Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University (2005-06), Foundations of Media Design - Media Arts Department, New Jersey City University (2007-09), and Computer Imaging/Computer 2D Animation I - Visual Art Department, Bergen County Community College (2010-12).
Currently, he is the Instructor of Digital Filmmaking - School of the Arts - EB Tech, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools in New Jersey and Adjunct Professor of Sound Production I - Media Arts Department, New Jersey City University.
Working in both experimental and documentary styles, his video works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals nationally and internationally.
Louis Libitz aka Rankin has been a DJ for approximately 20 years now. Spinning Electronic Music in the genres of Trance Techno as well the Underground and the Obscure, Rankin has and continues to play at numerous clubs, lounges, and establishments around the Tri-State area.