Eastern Michigan University
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Keith Damron

Associate Professor

Keith Damron 129 B Quirk

734-487-6980

kdamron@emich.edu

Degrees

  • MLS - Interdisciplinary Technology, Eastern Michigan University, 2003
  • BS - Telecommunication and Film, Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1985

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • WGA – The Writers Guild of America
  • BEA – Broadcast Educators Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAT 130 - Introduction to Electronic Media
  • CTAT 131 - Introduction to Audio Production and Direction
  • CTAT 132 - Introduction to Video Production and Direction
  • CTAT 141 - Audio/Video Production for Non-Majors
  • CTAA 165 - Television Lab
  • CTAT 232 - Lighting for Television And Film
  • CTAT 332 - Intermediate Television Production and Direction
  • CTAT 334 - Continuity Writing for Electronic Media
  • CTAT 444 - Dramatic Writing for Electronic Media

SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT

  • Writing For Episodic Television
  • Hollywood Screenwriting Basics
  • Production Management for TV and Film
  • Advanced Movie Production Workshop
  • Advanced Lighting Workshop for TV and Film
  • Technical Television
  • Science Fiction Television Survey

Advising

Electronic Media

Biography

Keith Damron was born in Wyandotte, MI. After graduating from EMU he served as the Community Programming Director for Wyandotte Municipal Cable TV for 10 years. He next migrated, first to Reno, NV, and later to Los Angeles where he worked at E Entertainment Television as a production engineer for such shows as Talk Soup and E News Daily. He later moved on to become a television writer.  At Universal Studios he served as the story editor for the series Sliders. He also wrote for Warner Brothers Animation, contributing scripts to the series Justice League and Legion of Super-Heroes. He later moved on to serve as program director for Galaxy Online, one of the first websites to stream science fiction programming. Keith returned to EMU in 2002 and has been focusing his efforts on expanding curricular and extra-curricular offerings to meet the changes and new challenges that are taking place in the industry.  He supervises the production end of ETV, which provides extensive hands-on opportunities for students to develop their skills in television. He has also been designing new coursework in movie production to prepare students for the opportunities created by The Michigan Film Incentive.      

The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344