Hi, I'mWilliam Allen

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I'm an Educator & Content Creator from Lakeland, FL. I aim to make a difference through through multiple emotional channels creating a dynamic transaction

My current research interests are studying changes in cinematic codes between two-dimensional and 360 cinematic spaces and how that impacts short-term learning behavior and cognitivism..

Name : William Allen
Address : Lakeland, FL
Email : willaallen@gmail.com
Phone : 763.744.8318
Interest : cinematic VR, software studies, new media, media ecology


PhD in Digital Media: Texts and Technology Program | University of Central Florida

May 2021

My current research interests are studying changes in cinematic codes between two-dimensional and 360 cinematic spaces and how that impacts short-term learning behavior and cognitivism.

M.F.A. in Web Design + New Media | Academy of Art University

May 2011

B.S. in Communication | Pensacola Christian College

Dec 2000


Tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media @ Florida Southern College

Feb 2012 - Present

Courses Taught: Web Design, User Experience Design, Principles of Game Design, Documentary
Storytelling, Media Foundations, Simulation and Cinematic VR

Producer/Director @ Nfocus Studios

Sep 2001 - Nov 2020

Develop creative strategies for client base. Create artwork and prepare assets for multimedia content.

Assistant Professor of Communication @ Crown College

Fall 2005 - Spring 2012

Courses Taught: Interactive Design, Digital Design, Video Short Form, Media Foundations, Perspectives in Communication, Media and Culture, Writing for Communication, Advertising Design, and Public Speaking. Supervise co-curricular campus radio and educational access television venues. Supervise campus newspaper. Direct the Reelie Film Festival. Coordinate all departmental purchases. Developed Digital Arts curriculum/program grew over 500 percent. Produce creative work in Digital Arts.

Digital Media Skills

Web Design

Can offer a range of skills and techniques to help bring interactive experiences.

Cinematic VR

Creating 360 experiences disrupting previous senses and showcasing new spaces.

Video Production

Establish creative direction for any film project. Extensive experience serving as a producer for short and long-form projects.

UX Design

Embracing the latest trends in user research and innovative design built around individual needs of the user.

Digital Design

Extensive experience translating concepts into effective media strategies.


Experienced Wordpress CMS developer.

Creative Scholarship

Writer/Director: (2020) “George Lowe.”- Mini-doc Film.

Weaving his twisty surrealist jabs, this documentary pays homage to George Lowe, who plays the voice of Space Ghost, chronicling his art obsessions and masterful voice talent as he strives to maintain a committed fanbase.
Official Selection: Gasparilla Int’l Film Festival, The Lower East Side Film Festival, Fort Myers Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival, Oregon Short Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, FLY Film Festival.

Producer: (2019) “¡Come!.”- Narrative Short

A 12-year-old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a Thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.
Official Selection: Sunscreen Film Festival, New Haven Film Festival, Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Producer: (2018) “My Florida Home.”- Narrative Short

My Florida Home is a female driven film about guilt, redemption, and what it means to be unable to reconcile the past. From a formal perspective, this film attempts to compress and disorient space to place the audience within Andrea's psyche.
Official Selection: Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, Kansas International Film Festival, Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival.

Writer/Director/Cinematography/Editor: (2015) “No. 2: Story of the Pencil”- Documentary Feature

No.2, overlooked as a common tool, continues to lose dominance in a media saturated world. However, history tells a different story.
Awards: Best Documentary, Raintree International Film Festival. Best Director, Flagler Film Festival. Best Documentary, George Lindsey Film Festival. Third Place, Knoxville Film Festival.
Official Selection: Knoxville Film Festival, Louisville International Film Festival, Raintree International Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, Flagler Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival, Texas Independent Film Festival, George Lindsey Film Festival, Star Doc Festival Bronx Film Festival, Cinema on the Bayou.
Digital Distribution: No. 2 has streamed well over 1 million minutes on Amazon Prime in the US alone. Other distribution platforms such as Xfinity, Microsoft Store, Google Play, and iTunes and continue to garner international interest and impact.