Welcome!

Ryan Manning is an Web Developer/Designer, IT Systems Administrator, Audio/Video Producer and Recording Engineer who holds a vast interest in computers, electronics and technology.

Technical Skills

Having developed a keen interest in computers since an early age, in addition to his education and work experience, Ryan has gained a number of technical skills over the course of his lifetime.

  • Web Design and Development 20+ years

  • IT System Administration 20+ years

  • Audio Engineering/Production 20+ years

  • Video Production/Editing20+ years

  • Computer Repair / Support 20+ years

  • Windows / Mac OSX / Linux 20+ years

  • Apache / MySQL / PHP 20+ years

  • HTML / CSS / HTML5 / CSS3 20+ years

  • JavaScript / jQuery20+ years

  • Adobe Creative Suite 20+ years

  • Pro Tools / Adobe Audition 20+ years

  • Sony Vegas / DVD Architect 20+ years

  • Adobe Captivate / Articulate 20+ years

  • Microsoft Office 20+ years

Work Experience

Throughout his career, Ryan has worked in a number of varying roles. Below are a few notable positions.

Assistant Director of Operations - Respect Group, Inc. October 2012 - Present

The Respect Group is a online e-learning system founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil to aid in the prevention of abuse, bullying, harassment and neglect in both the workplace, sports-related activities and the education system.

In this role, Ryan performs a number of duties and tasks ranging from Front-End Web Development, Web Design, Mobile Development, Audio/Video Production, IT Systems Administration, and Technical Support.

Other duties include providing assistance with the day to day operations of the company, as well as providing help desk support to the company's vast amount of online users.

Respect Group's website can be viewed at http://www.respectgroupinc.com

IT Systems Manager - Aarvak Services April 2010 - Present

Ryan is the IT Systems Manager for Aarvak Services, Inc., an electrical engineering firm located in Houston, Texas with offices in both Jacksonburg, West Virginia and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Working as a contractor with the company since 2010, Ryan has managed Aarvak Services' vast array of networks and computer systems, along with all hardware upgrades, software deployments and computer maintenance throughout this time. Ryan also provides the company with IT consultation, support and troubleshooting as needed.

Some noticeable recent achievements include the complete design, development, and deployment of an outdoor security surveillance system at a Gas Processing plant located in West Virginia, which consisted of seven night vision PTZ cameras and a DVR recording unit all remotely accessible and controllable via the internet.

Other achievements include the design and development of the company's website, along with deployment of their phone system & toll free number (using newly available VOIP technologies), as well as the integration of an internet-based file storage and accounting solution (utilizing Amazon S3 Technologies and virtual private networking).

Aarvak Services' website can be viewed at http://www.aarvak.com

Systems Administrator / Audio Engineer - Essentialtalk March 2007 - October 2012

In the position of Systems Administrator, Ryan was responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the company's technical infrastructure. This included installing and upgrading all computer systems and related hardware, computer repairs and maintenance, as well as the deployment of all new software and technologies.

Ryan was also involved heavily in the research of new technologies and how to better incorporate these advances into the workplace. Ryan assisted the role of the Network Administrator in various duties such as server deployment, migration, maintenance, and backup, domain registration, website hosting, SSL certificates and renewals, Wireless/LAN/VPN configuration, general networking support and troubleshooting.

As an Audio Producer / Recording Engineer, Ryan was responsible for the production of all audio content and material required by Essentialtalk and its subsidiary companies. The majority of the production was for Web-based delivery within flash presentations and animations. These productions consisted of the recording voice-overs, dialog editing, the addition of music and sound effects, along with mixing and mastering of the audio content – all to be completed within a specific time frame.

Ryan was also heavily involved in the majority of video production required by the company as well, from production, editing, duplication, streaming and conversion. This role also involved some travel to various locations within Canada and the United States for live events which required recording and live-streaming events for clients and their personnel.

Other duties included providing technical and troubleshooting support for studio and recording equipment, as well as computer and software (help desk) support.

Essentialtalk's website can be viewed at http://www.essentialtalk.com

Audio / Visual Technician - Inland Audio Visual Dec 2005 – Aug 2008

As an Audio/Visual Technician for Inland AV, Ryan's responsibilities included such tasks as the set up and tear down of Audio-Visual related equipment at hotels, businesses, trade shows and special events.

This pertained to anything and everything from the setup of microphones, speakers, mixing boards (and other various pro audio equipment), cameras, projection screens and projectors, language translation booths, lighting and controllers, staging and draping, as well as the operation of such equipment during live events.

Other duties included the production and editing of audio & video for certain clients, the mass replication of various media types of media (such as CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, etc) as well as the actual inventory of the company's vast equipment and supplies.

Ryan's IT knowledge was also an asset as it came into play when troubleshooting and solving computer related issues with Inland's computers and hardware systems, as well as their clientele equipment.

Inland Audio Visual's website can be viewed at http://www.inlandav.ca

Audio Engineer - Bluewater Studios Aug 2001 - Dec 2005

As the second head engineer at Bluewater Studios, Ryan's responsibilities consisted of recording and editing ADR voice tracks with Digidesign/Avid's Pro Tools software on a Macintosh platform for use in animations, cartoons, video games, auditions, voice demos & workshops – All while maintaining a professional recording environment with the ability to meet deadlines and work under stressful conditions in a fast paced work environment.

Ryan also provided general IT and help desk support to the other employees on staff, the general upkeep and maintenance of all computers, networks, studio equipment and audio/video gear, as well as performing all hardware/software upgrades and installations.

Ryan earned a number of professional film credits while working for Bluewater Studios, some of which are listed under his name at The International Movie Database, and the entire list can be found below.

Bluewater Studios' website can be viewed at http://www.bluewaterstudios.ca

Portfolio

Here is a small portfolio of various media clips and screenshots for some of the projects that Ryan has been involved in throughout his career.

  • Respect Group 'Koala' Platform
  • Canadian DNA Services
  • Respect Group
  • Healthy Youth Releationships
  • Aarvak Services
  • Lacing Up
  • ErikaNavarro.com
  • Bulldog Moving
  • Johnston Power & Energy
  • Dragonball (Animated TV Series)
  • Dragonball GT (Animated TV Series)
  • Gregory Horror Show (PlayStation2 Game)
  • G-Gundam (Animated TV Series)
  • Canadian DNA Services
  • Contour Earthmoving, Ltd.
  • Aarvak Services
  • RSSdump
  • Linkdump
  • Big Rock Eddies Commercial

Education

Although being self-taught in a number of areas, Ryan received his education and training at the following institutions below:

The Recording Arts Masters Program - C.D.I.S. (Vancouver, BC)Sept 1999 - July 2001

The Recording Arts Masters Program at the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound (C.D.I.S.) in Vancouver, British Columbia taught Ryan comprehensive hands-on training in the procedures and theory of audio engineering and production.

The program also provided a solid foundation in the use of professional audio equipment, recording techniques and protocol necessary for an entry level position in audio production and post-production work.

Ryan completed the 3-year program and received his diploma in July of 2001.

High School - Lord Beaverbrook High School (Calgary, AB) Sep 1995 - Jul 1998

Ryan attended Lord Beaverbrook High School in Calgary, Alberta and received his diploma upon graduation in July of 1998.

Professional Credits

Ryan earned a number of professional credits in the area of film and television while working for Bluewater Studios in Calgary, Alberta. He is credited with a few of them at The International Movie Database.

  • Dragonball 152 Episodes

  • Dragonball GT 64 Episodes

  • Mobile Fighter G Gundam 49 Episodes

  • Zeta Gundam 50 Episodes

  • Betterman 26 Episodes

  • Fancy Lala 26 Episodes

  • Banner of the Stars I & II 26 Episodes

  • Di Gi Charat Nyo 104 Episodes

  • D.I.C.E. 26 Episodes

  • Hoop Days (Dear Boys) 26 Episodes

  • Gregory Horror Show 3-Disc DVD Set

  • Doki Doki School Hours 13 Episodes

  • The Law of Ueki 51 Episodes

  • Jubei-Chan 2 13 Episodes

  • Flame of Recca 42 Episodes

  • Classic Zoids 67 Episodes

  • D.I.C.E. PS2 Game

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Seed PS2 Game

  • Gundam Battle Assault 3 PS2 Game

  • Inuyasha PS2 Game

  • Zeta Gundam DX PS2 Game

  • Megaman X8 GameCube, PS2 Game

  • Megaman X GameCube, PS2 Game

  • Crimson Tears PS2 Game

  • Gregory Horror Show PS2 Game

  • Megaman Battle Network 5 Nintendo DS