Zoe Kissel - About

ABOUT

 

Hi, I’m Zoe.
I am a content creator working primarily as a video editor, analog photographer, motion graphics artist, and web designer for various clients and brands. I also manage clients’ online presence, including social media management, strategy, and analytics.

I am currently located in East Lansing, Michigan where I work as the Digital Media Coordinator for the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. I am also an instructor for MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects at Michigan State University, a course focused on Adobe After Effects, motion graphics, content creation, and detail-oriented critical thinking.

I recently graduated from Michigan State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media + Information, a concentration in Film + Media Production, and a minor in Documentary Production.

I love analog photography—I think that there is something so magical about a photo looking like it came from a long ago, and very different, time and place in the world.

AWARDS + RECOGNITION

+ 2019 Promotion - Program - Single Spot Michigan Emmy Nomination, nominated by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Sh*t Saves the World.
+ 2019 First Place Award for Digital Media, Oral Presentation, awarded by the Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum for independent work and research on MSU TV: Growing a Campus Television Channel.
+ 2018 Terry and Tami Inch Scholarship, awarded by the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
+ 2018 Sports Live Event Student Michigan Emmy, awarded by the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 49th Annual Spartan Stampede.
+ 2019 Trinity Film Festival Screener’s Choice Award, awarded for The Brown Note.
+ 2019 Spartan Film Festival Judges Prize + Audience Favorite Award, awarded for The Brown Note.
+ 2019 Capital City Film Festival: Fortnight Film Competition, screened with my film The Brown Note.
+ 2019 Capital City Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2019 South Texas Underground Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Detroit Shetown Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
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2018 Traverse City Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Threadbare Mitten Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Adrian International Film Festival, screened with my film Juice.
+ 2018 Madurai International Film Festival, screened with my film Composing Our Stories.
+ 2018 Spartan Film Festival Audience Favorite Award, awarded for Juice.
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2018 Planet 9 Film Fest Most Relevant Creative Film Award, awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Merit for Women Filmmakers (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Best Shorts Competition Award of Recognition for Film Short (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 IndieFest Film Awards Award of Recognition for Women Filmmakers (Student), awarded for Juice.
+ 2018 Impact Docs Awards Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for Composing Our Stories.
+ 2018 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for Composing Our Stories.


SELECTED PRESS + MEDIA

+ WKAR Receives 2019 Regional Emmy Nominations, written for WKAR-MSU.
+ Students Present Undergraduate Research at UURAF 2019, written for Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
+ Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Fest Begins Today, written by MT Saju for The Times of India (Mumbai, India).
+ Introducing MSU TV: A Channel Made For Spartans, written by Rianna N. Middleton for Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
+ Eight Student-Produced Short Films Featured At Traverse City Film Fest, written by Caroline Johnson for Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters.
+ 14th Traverse City Film Festival To Feature ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’, Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’, written by Erik Anderson for AwardsWatch.
+ A Filmmaking Community, written by Jessica Kukla for Ing Magazine (East Lansing, MI).
+ We’ve Talked Before About The Need For Female Fronted Bands And With Zoe Kissel Singing And Playing Guitar, Sidewatcher Is A Perfect Example, written by Autumn McDonald for Pure Nowhere Magazine (San Diego, CA).
+ New Music: Sidewatcher — Fans Of Alternative/Punk Rock Will Love It, written by Maria Savva for U.K. Arts Directory.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

+ Adobe Creative Cloud (including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks)
+ Avid Media Composer
+ DaVinci Resolve
+ Red Giant Suites
+ Pro Tools
+ Autodesk Maya
+ Analog Film Photography
+ Digital Photography
+ Social Media Advertising and Analytics
+ Digital Content Creation and Promotion
+ Sprinklr
+ Hootsuite
+ Bitly
+ Squarespace (Circle Member)
+ Drupal
+ WordPress
+ Wix.com
+ Weebly
+ Bandzoogle
+ Microsoft Office
+ Google Drive
+ Dropbox

MY PARTNERS

+ Dylan Kissel – www.dylankissel.com
+ Russ + Zoe – @russandzoe
+ Christian Kolo – www.christiankolo.com
+ Broken Jaw Studios – www.brokenjawstudios.com
+ Silver Saucer Productions – silversaucerproductions@gmail.com
+ DIYphonic Sound – diyphonicsound@gmail.com
+ Sidewatcher – www.sidewatcher.com


CLIENTS

+ Public Advocates (San Francisco, CA)
+ Jennifer A. Berggren Productions (Lansing, MI)
+ SSNautical.com (Wyandotte, MI)
+ SignOutfitters.com (Wyandotte, MI)
+ 2DaySigns.com (Wyandotte, MI)