Glenn Stillar

Associate Professor
(519) 888-4567 x. 37836
Location: ECH 2113

Glenn Stillar.Professor Glenn Stillar is an Associate Professor in the Digital Arts Communication program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. His research explores both the theory and practice of 'how we tell stories' with digital media to entertain, inform, persuade, and involve viewers. He is particularly interested in the constantly evolving role of video in communications, given communicating via video is now as important as, and nearly as widespread as, text-based communications. Analogizing from 'literacy,' Professor Stillar researches and teaches new forms of 'visualacy.' He has directed and produced a wide range of film, video, and audio productions, ranging from research documentation to feature films to multimedia art installations. In addition to his interests in multimedia theory and production, Professor Stillar has an extensive background in social semiotics, discourse analysis, and linguistics and has published widely in those fields.

Recent work

2013. Professional Consultancy. Royal Bank of Canada. Discourse Analysis of RBC service interaction calls.

2012. Writer/Director/Music - “REAP in 60 Seconds” - explainer/promotion video for Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Prosperity program.          

2012. Writer/Director/Editor/Music - “Rotten with Perfection” - a 5-minute video installation, with purpose-built MicroTile room. This installation ran the entire length of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May-June, 2012.

2012. Associate Producer/Composer. Waiting for Summer. Dir. Stenhil Visnu. Full-length feature film.

2011. 2 DVDs. Forensic-Investigative video production for Morell-Kelly P.C. Kitchener, Ontario. Video used in legal proceedings.

2010. Supervisor/Researcher. MITACS/NSERC. $30,000. Glass Telepresence Communication System.  Industry partner: Christie Digital Systems.

2008 - 2010. Co-investigator. SSHRC Grant. $220,000. Seeding a Lead: An Innovative Approach to Commercializing a Canadian Digital Display Technology within the Theatre Industry.

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