Video Artist . Filmmaker
For over a decade Kyle “Kylos” Brannon has performed as a VJ, or live video artist, at clubs, crafting live video mash ups for DJs including Moby, MSTRKRFT, Nadastrom, Jesse Tittsworth and Will Eastman. He’s performed at 930 Club, U Street Music Hall, Ram’s Head Live, The Black Cat, Jefferson Theater, The Saturn Birmingham, Brooklyn Bowl, and others. Throughout 2020/21 Kylos worked as lead designer for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking's Media Report, doing both the print layout and the web & mobile site.
He is a company member with Rorschach Theatre and designs video projections for plays, including, 410[gone] , Reykjavik, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven, She Kills Monsters, and The Toxic Avenger Musical. With Rorschach Theatre, he is on the creative team for Psychogeographies, a monthly subscription based storytelling experience, creating media for the monthly installments, and designing video integration for the live performances that wrapped up Seasons 1 & 2.
He has created installations and live video performances, including immersive experiences for Little Salon DC, a solo exhibit titled Forgetting is Normal with the Anacostia Arts Center, and an original theatrical performance piece with Cultural DC’s Source Festival, titled Exquisite Depths. Kylos is a Professor in the School of Communication at American University and serves as the Associate Division Director for Film & Media Arts. Every Spring, Brannon produces, directs, and hosts the American Visions Awards, the School of Communication’s film awards ceremony.
Prior to becoming a full-time professor at American University, Kylos spent 6 years working at Hillmann & Carr Inc as a Motion Graphics Artist and Photographer, creating media for exhibit spaces and museums including The Smithsonian, The Civil Rights Museum of Topeka Kansas, Historic Jamestowne, and The Great Lakes Science Center. That experience has informed his ideas for live video performances and installations. Other relevant credits include Producer for the NBC-DC web series Stage Fright (winner of 3 LA Webfest Awards), Director of the music video for Will Eastman’s So Damn High (Remix), Co-Director of An Impression: Dischord Records for The Goethe Institute and Co-Author of the text book Visual Literacy from Kendall Hunt Publishing.