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Peter Johnston

Digital Media/Film Production Manager

C637 Wells Hall

MA, Michigan State University 2010

Peter Johnston specializes in teaching digital media and film production methods and manages the Film Studies program’s lab space and equipment. Since graduating with a BFA in Photography in 2007, Peter worked in the photography industry in Chicago before returning to Michigan to pursue his graduate degree. As a filmmaker he has created dozens of short fiction, documentary and experimental pieces. As an educator, he teaches both the introductory production course as well as the capstone fiction filmmaking course. 


2018    Producer/DP/Editor, What Happens To A Dream Deferred
2016    Director/Producer, Ka-dy Comes Home
2016    Editor/Post-Production Supervisor, Hmong Memory at the Crossroads
2014    Editor, Migrations of Islam
2014    Editor, Within
2013    Producer/DP/Editor, On the Open Road
2013    Director/Producer, We Are Never Eating Bad Together
2012    Editor, Olivia’s Cross
2012    DP/Editor, Inspired
2011    Producer/DP/Editor, Mr. Henderson
2010    DP, The Kings of Flint


Intro to Digital Film and Media
Creating the Fiction Film 
Cinema and TV Projects
The Digital Image 
Story, Sound, and Motion