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Dan Zietlow


Daniel Zietlow


Provare Media



As a scientist-turned-filmmaker, Dan co-founded Provare Media, a full service production company specializing in science communication. At Provare Media, he serves as an associate producer, director of photography, and editor. With his films, Dan is particularly interested in showcasing scientific research in a way that encourages the audience to think critically about the world around them and gain an appreciation for humans’ connection with nature. In addition to Provare Media, Dan also works with NCAR Education and Outreach.

Dan earned his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2016. He specialized in seismology, studying how the Earth’s lithosphere deforms around active faults. Specifically, Dan combined data collected from ocean bottom instruments with land-based data to study deformation around New Zealand’s Alpine fault.

It was during the completion of his doctorate that Dan began forging a path within creative science communication. Currently, he is working on Adventures in Science, a show for pre-teens that examines the interface between nature, humans, and informed decision making. Dan is excited to collaborate with CSTPR to develop unique ways to engage audiences with conversations about the environment, policies, and decisions through film.