Robert Steel

Professor // Post Production, Multimedia, Animation
School of Cinematic Arts
Robert Steel

Bio and Research Information

Robert Steel is a composer for cinema, theater, and other media. Recent credits include the films "Get the F**k Outta Paris" (Sound of Silent Film Festival Chicago and New York), "Eye Doctor of Death" (VR), "Hominidae" (Sundance Film Festival and Cannes)," Oh Baby!", "Junk Girl" (Sound of Silent Film Festival Mexico City), and "Edge of Alchemy" (Sound of Silent Film Festival Chicago) and the augmented reality installation "you have just been murdered" (New York). He is an Associate Professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University where he is head of the sound design program and the CDM Sound Studios. He has been a mentor with the Sundance Collective Kitchen. His research is focused on virtual exchange and the nature of collaboration. Presentations on the research were delivered at the Audio Engineering Society (U.S and Germany), University Film and Video Association (U.S.), and the International Virtual Exchange Conference (U.S. and Spain). He is a recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, numerous DePaul University grants, a Cue/Next grant (computing and the arts/NSF funded), Global Learning Experience Grants, and awards from ASCAP and the Illinois Arts Council.

Research Area

Post Production, Multimedia, Animation

Specific Research Area

Sound Design and Music

Professional Associations

ASCAP, Audio Engineering Society, American Composer's Forum

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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