Randall J Kapuscinski

Randall J Kapuscinski


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Randall Kapuscinski is a professor at Sheridan College in the Faculty of Art, Animation, and Design.  Randall has an educational and professional background that is a blend of technical and creative elements. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in computational fluid dynamics. He worked in the defence industry in western Canada for a period where his focus was on integrating object oriented programming approaches with advanced numerical techniques to create commercial software tools for engineers.

After three years, he moved on to enroll at the University of Victoria in pursuit of a second undergraduate degree in Classics. Through his relationship with the Fine Arts Computer Lab at U.Vic, he was recruited by UWI.com (later renamed PureEdge), and worked for 3 years as an Internet technology consultant. 

His focus, while at PureEdge, was on designing and implementing customized workflow solutions for Fortune 500 companies and large government organizations.   Needing a break from the international travel, Randall left PureEdge in 2001 to redirect towards technologies related to film and television. In 2003, Randall enrolled in the Advanced TV and Film program at Sheridan and studied Camera and Lighting under Richard Leiterman. The following year, Randall was hired at Sheridan as the lead technologist for the Advanced TV & Film Program, a role enjoyed until 2011.   As technologist for the ATVF program, Randall guided the transition from high definition video to tapeless workflows, and digital cinema technologies.

In 2011, Randall left Sheridan to pursue interests related to mobile technology and e-publishing. For a period, he was the in-house developer and technology consultant at The Adpharm, a pharmaceutical advertising agency.  Through his own company, Ripple Digital Media, he was also contracted to develop several mobile applications and eBooks, including iBard Romeo.  This later project provided a fun and engaging e-book experience, rich with video content and interactive features designed to complement and enhance classroom learning. He continues to provide consulting services related to e-books.

In 2012 Randall returned to Sheridan College as faculty.  He is currently teaching courses in transmedia and previsualization.  Sheridan is increasingly integrating cross-platform approaches into media production, and Randall is working with students to develop the necessary skills.

Education, Credentials

  • B.A.Sc.
  • MA in Communication & Culture

Teaching Interests

  • Virtual Production
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Virtual Reality
  • Previsualization
  • Interactive Documentary Production

Research Interests

  • Virtual Production
  • Mobile tools for film production
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
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