Digital Video Faculty

Dan Kier, Professional Video Faculty
Dan is an award-winning video producer and director. He has also been a lecturer and media consultant with the University of Michigan since 1987. He directed and/or produced videos for Ford Motor Company, U-M’s Schools of Dentistry, Music and Business, the Peace Corp and many more. Dan received his B.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State University and his M.A. in Communications from Eastern Michigan University.
Matt Zacharias, Professional Video Faculty
Matthew Zacharias is a four-time Emmy Award winning editor, producer and artist. Film projects have premiered in South by Southwest, Slamdance and ResFest Film Festivals. Television and commercial work combine for twenty-eight years of professional experience. This includes eleven years of production for two PBS affiliates. Multimedia projects and artwork are represented by the Simone DeSousa Gallery in Detroit. In 2006, Matt began teaching at WCC in the Digital Video Program.
More information about Matt can be found at“Since my earliest memories, I have always held a deep passion for storytelling, video, multimedia and the arts. At WCC, we [the instructors] are blessed to be collaborating in an environment that supports, cultivates and develops student success. We train our students with the essential tools and technology…from there, we guide them to find their own voices and produce meaningful works for themselves and their audience. Our video students’ continued success — award winning work, continuing education or diving into the workforce — is the rewarding payoff for me and my colleagues to experience. As faculty, we strive to create a strong, creative environment to support our students to express and best prepare them as professionals.”