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Kyle Brannon

Assistant Professor School of Communication

For over a decade Kyle “Kylos” Brannon has performed as a VJ, or live video artist, at clubs, crafting live video mash ups for DJs including Moby, MSTRKRFT, Nadastrom, Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastman. He’s performed at 930 Club, U Street Music Hall, Ram’s Head Live, The Black Cat, Jefferson Theater, NYC’s Highline Ballroom, and others. As a projection designer, he works with Rorshach Theatre to integrate video projection into stage plays, most notably, "[410]Gone", in 2018. He has created installations and live video performance pieces, including two immersive experiences for Little Salon DC, a solo video exhibit titled "Forgetting is Normal" with the Anacostia Arts Center, and "Exquisite Depths", an original theatrical performance piece with Cultural DC’s Source Festival. Kylos serves as the Associate Division Director for the Film & Media Arts Program, and advisor for AU’s chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, Kylos spent 6 years as a motion graphics artist, creating media for exhibit spaces and museums including The Smithsonian, The Civil Rights Museum of Topeka Kansas, Historic Jamestowne, and The Great Lakes Science Center. That experience has informed his ideas for live video performances and installations. Other relevant credits include Producer for the NBC-DC web series "Stage Fright" (winner of 3 LA Webfest Awards), Director of the music video for Will Eastman’s "So Damn High (Remix)", Co-Director of "An Impression: Dischord Records" for The Goethe Institute and Co-Author of the text book "Visual Literacy" from Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Degrees

BA, Integrative Arts, Penn State University BA, French Culture & Language, Penn State University MFA, Film and Electronic Media, American University

Favorite Place in Washington DC
The Black Cat, 14th Street
Book Currently Reading
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and likely a big stack of comic books
Office
SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 309
Fall 2018 Mon 3 - 5pm Thurs 3 - 5pm and by Appt
Contact Info
(202) 885-2162

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See Also
An Impression: Dischord Records
Professor Brannon's AU Faculty Forum
So Damn High (Will Eastman Remix) Music Video
itunesU Professor Profile
Stage Fright

Teaching

  • Fall 2018

    • COMM-416 Topics in Film and Media Arts: Masters of European Cinema
    • Description
  • Spring 2019

    • COMM-438 Production Practicum: Craft of Pre-Production & Crew
    • Description

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