Dustin Zemel

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Dustin Zemel
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Video Artist and PhD Candidate in English
Institution or Organization
Louisiana State University
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I am a video artist and scholar dedicated to exploring media literacy and novel approaches to nonfiction storytelling. In 2008 I received my MFA in science and natural history filmmaking from Montana State University, where I conducted thesis work on audiovisual redundancy in documentary science films. I am the founder and former director of Grand Detour, a microcinema, curatorial group, and educational hub for experimental filmmakers and new media artists. In 2011 I was the recipient of Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council’s “Innovation Prize” and I am currently an EDA scholar at Louisian State University pursuing a PhD in English with an emphasis in Film and Media studies.


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