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Mr Dean Keep

Lecturer - Digital Media


Dean is a creative practitioner, researcher and Course Director of the Bachelor of Screen Production, Swinburne University.  He teaches across a range of media disciplines including digital video and audio, digital imaging, convergence cultures and multi-platform narratives. Dean's research has a strong focus on mobile media, smartphone filmmaking, digital storytelling, and emerging Screen Production practices. 

Dean was an early adopter of mobile media and since 2004 he has been using camera-phones to produce films and photography that have screened in both national and international forums. Dean’s expertise in Smartphone Filmmaking and Digital Storytelling has resulted in providing consultation and training for government funded projects with The Council of Adult Education, William Angliss Institute and St Mary’s House of Welcome. In 2008. Dean co-curated one of Australia’s first exhibitions dedicated to mobile video and photography at the Queensland Centre for Photography, his photography from this exhibition was acquired for the prestigious Daryl Hewson Photography Collection.

Dean's creative practice involves the use of analogue and emergent media technologies to examine the ways in which visual media may inform our understanding of historical time, place and personal/cultural memories. Dean is currently a Phd candidate at the School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, where he is researching the visual representation of personal and cultural memories relating to Hiroshima, Japan. Dean is also a Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria.

Research interests

Digital Media, Film and Television

Fields of Research

  • Film, Television And Digital Media - 190200

Teaching areas

Digital Media, Film and Television


  • 2016, Other, Creative Fellowship, State Library of Victoria
  • 2007, Other, Sessional Teaching Award, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 2007, Other, Certificate of Achievement for innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching., RMIT University, Melbourne


Also published as: Keep, Dean; Keep, D.
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