Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Zachary Reese

Zachary Reese


B.A., Millersville University
M.F.A, Temple University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4372

Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Video Arts
Areas of Expertise: Cinematography, Video Editing, Cinematic Virtual Reality, Drone Videography, Essay Filmmaking, Structural Filmmaking, Commercial Videography

Zachary Reese is a filmmaker and educator based in central Pennsylvania. He believes that film is the ultimate liberal arts subject, squarely at the intersection of sciences, arts, and communication, and is excited to engage Lycoming students of all backgrounds and experiences. Zach is interested in the structure of cinema, gravitating toward self-reflexive works that address and question film grammar and material. His creative work spans many mediums and modes, from narrative shorts to gallery installations to feature-length documentaries. His work has been featured in several national and international film exhibitions, including Berlinale, True/False, and The Museum of the Moving Image.

Zach was previously co-owner of the video production company Meridian Media. He continues to take on commercial and industry production work, primarily as a cinematographer. A believer in new media technology, he is a licensed drone pilot and an explorer of virtual reality. A 2022 graduate of Temple’s MFA Film and Video Arts Program, Zach’s thesis film, Commuter Lines, explores the connections between memory, landscape, and family lineage via an immersive 360° video watched within a virtual reality headset.