Laura Zaylea
Laura Zaylea
Associate Professor of Instruction
Media Studies and Production
Department: Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-3433
Annenberg Hall, Room 203B

Biography

Keywords

Media Production, Emergent Media Storytelling, Interactive Video, Postproduction, Producing for Narrative

Laura Zaylea is a media artist and educator with a specific interest in storytelling innovation through video production and emergent media technologies. Her creative work includes an independent feature film, several narrative and experimental shorts, and new media projects including 360° video, web-based multimedia, and locative media / media installation.

Her creative work is regularly exhibited nationally at the University Film and Video Association New Media Gallery (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012), and internationally at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference and Media Arts Festival (2019, 2018, 2013, 2012). Her work has also been featured at the Digital Queers Conference (New York, NY) and the &Now Festival of New Writing (San Diego, CA); at galleries such as Nouspace (Vancouver, WA), Aggregate Space (San Francisco, CA) and the Digital Arts & Entertainment Laboratory (Atlanta, GA); at screening venues such as the Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles, CA) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA); and at film festivals such as the Halifax International Film Festival (Halifax, Nova Scotia), Frameline International Film Festival (San Francisco, CA), Northampton Film Festival (Northampton, MA), and the Toronto Urban Film Festival (Toronto, Canada).

Zaylea’s recent creative work uses new media technologies to foster audience engagement with fictional and nonfictional stories in unexpected ways. This includes fictional work in which viewers ‘enter’ the story (Speak2MeInCode, 2013), ‘change’ the story (Closer Than Rust, 2015) and ‘play’ the story (Free Swim, 2016). She is currently working on a web-based interactive documentary about LGBTQ families, supported by the Temple University Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program.

Prof. Zaylea’s teaching practice at Temple includes both traditional and emergent media production courses, at the graduate and undergraduate level.

 

Education

Degrees earned

Field

School

MFA

Film

San Francisco Art Institute

BA

Art-Semiotics

Brown University

Courses Taught

Number

Name

MSP 4741/8741

Emergent Media Production

MSP 4701/5701

Producing and Directing

MSP 5547

MA Project Workshop

MSP 4541

Mobile Media

MSP 3709

Advanced Editing

MSP 3701

Genres of Media Production, Dynamic and Interactive Storytelling

MSP 3701

Genres of Media Production, Video for Social Media

MSP 3296

Travel Writing

MSP 4571

Dublin 360: Digital Storytelling (in Dublin, Ireland)

Personal Website

https://laurazaylea.com/

Teaching Presentations

Fine, M., and Zaylea, L. (2019, January). Presenter. Technology is Opportunity: Exhibiting Student Work Beyond the Classroom. Temple University’s Annual Conference on Teaching Excellence. Philadelphia, PA.

Lombard, M. and Zaylea, L. (2018, July). Presenter. Cinematic Language, Presence & 360° Storytelling. University Film and Video Association Conference. Las Cruces, NM.

Grayburn, J. and Zaylea, L. (2018, May). Presenter. Teaching Immersive Video Storytelling: Tips for Getting Started. Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference. Bryn Mawr, PA.

De Voe, K., and Zaylea, L. (2018, April). Presenter. But where’s the ‘Readings’ module? Re-thinking course materials for active engagement. CanvasFest (formerly called Temple University’s Teaching with Technology Symposium). Philadelphia, PA

Zaylea, L., Kuetemeyer, M., Shetty, A. (2017, November). Presenter. The Potential for Place-Based Storytelling: Teaching Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Internationally. Global Temple Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Zaylea, L. (2017, August). Presenter. Choices on Screen: Designing Interactive Narratives. University Film and Video Association Conference. Los Angeles, CA.

Sniad, T., Harris, K. and Zaylea, L. (2017, May). Presenter. Our Favorites! Tech Tools for Engagement In and Beyond the Classroom. Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference. Bryn Mawr, PA.

Harris, K., and Zaylea, L. (2017, March). Presenter. Using Classroom Engagement Technology: TopHat and Nearpod. Temple University’s Teaching with Technology Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Kuetemeyer, K., Shetty, A., Zaylea, J., and Zaylea, L. (2016, August). Presenter. Going Emergent: Teaching Interactive Storytelling and Augmented Reality (panel and workshop). University Film and Video Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Zaylea, L. (2016, April). Presenter. Teaching Emergent Video Platforms: Acclaim, Aurasma & Interlude. Temple University’s Teaching with Technology Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Benzon, P., Shaw, A., and Zaylea, L. (2014, March). Presenter. To Tweet or Not To Tweet: #BestPractices and #Pitfalls2Avoid. Temple University’s Teaching with Technology Symposium. Philadelphia, PA.

Awards

TU Innovative Teaching with Technology Award / Teaching / 2017

TU Innovative Teaching with Makerspace Technology Grant / Teaching / 2017

Klein College Junior Faculty Teaching Award / Teaching / 2017

University Film and Video Association, Best New Media, 2nd place / Creative work / 2016

TU Presidential Humanities and Art Research Program Grant / Creative work / 2015

University Film and Video Association, Best Short Script, 2nd place / Creative work / 2013

Atlanta International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition / Creative work / 2012