Allain Daigle

Writer, Videographer, Storyteller

I’m a writer and videographer located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I use text and images to help folks tell stories, especially in relationship to community, education, and the arts.

I hold a PhD in English, and I draw heavily from my background in media studies in order to design compelling narratives and find creative solutions to storytelling needs. But I also draw heavily on my research background to identify contemporary video trends, reverse-engineer compelling styles, and rapidly learn other peoples’ stories with a well-honed sense of attention and care.

My theoretical interests include the history of science and technology, cinema, and material culture. I've written peer-reviewed articles on the economics of distributed labor in post-production, the mythology of risk surrounding Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, the nationalist dimensions of glass scarcity in World War I, and the normalization of 50mm lenses in both professional and popular practice. Although I’m interested in a wide range of research methods and practices, I specialize in historical analysis and creative practice.