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Matt Swift – Production Assistant

Matt Swift is the part-time Production Assistant for Nicolettecinemagraphics. His roles include general oversight of productions, graphic design, digital restoration, cinematography, audio recording, video editing, and much more.  Matt spends most of his time as the Program Coordinator for OSU’s Film Studies Program.

Matt-Swift-Ease-GalleryHis background includes a Bachelor of Arts in both Film Studies and Art History with a Minor focus in Fine Arts from the Ohio State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science with a focus in digital collections preservation and access from Kent State University. In 2007 Matt was inducted into the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society (BETA PHI MU).  For over 10 years he has been performing freelance work locally in the form of providing audio/visual digitization consultation and creating video, photo, graphic arts, and paintings for the purpose of art exhibition. He has led workshops in media arts for non-profits such as 4-H and The Greater Columbus Arts Council. He has a long history of curating moving image programs around Columbus, Ohio  as part of organizations such as The Columbus Moving Image Art Review, The Journal of Short Film, Reelabiltites Film Festival, The Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Comfest, and the Independents Day Festival.

In 2014 Matt was awarded a Greater Columbus Arts Council Media Arts Fellowship for his work in moving image art.

For more information about Matt, read his blog, visit his Mubi website, to view, review and discuss new cinema, or follow him on twitterfacebookInstagram.

Recent Publication:
Teaching Media – Online Teaching in Film and Media Studies/ Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 3(1) – Using Short Films and Regular Viewing Habits as a Catalyst for Online Pedagogy 

Areas of Expertise

  • Film Curation and DVD Creation
  • Formal Film and Online Pedagogy
  • Narrative Film Production and Documentary Film Production
  • Experimental Video and Installation Video

Education

  • Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Film and Media Studies from The Ohio State University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Art History with a Minor focus in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University