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Mr Dean Keep



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, screen writing, and web-series. 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 research into Australian Mid-Century Design History has resulted in research publications for the National Gallery of Victoria. Dean was awarded a Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria in 2016 to research the artist and designer Clement Meadmore. Dean was the co-curator of Clement Meadmore: The art of Mid-Century Design, a major exhibition held at Ian Potter Musem of Art, Melbourne University, 20 Nov 2018 – 3 Mar 2019.

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 'aftermath photography' and the visual representation of personal and cultural memories relating to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. 

Research interests

Digital Media, Film and Television

Fields of Research

  • Screen And Digital Media - 360500

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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