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Photos from DAFT’s 2016 Media Student Symposium at MPI – December 9, 2016

On Friday December 9, 2016 over 125 of the top media production students from 14 different school districts met at the Motion Picture Institute in Troy for DAFT's 3rd annual Media Student Symposium.  Here are some highlights...

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Keynote speaker, WXYZ's Sports' Brad Galli.

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Lake Orion High School's Roger Smith with Brad Galli.

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Licensed drone pilot Matthew Foss, a senior at Gibraltar High School, runs a demo and runs through the safety and legal requirements of drone operation.

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L'Anse Creuse's Michael Kaufman runs an acting-for-camera session.

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Animator Deb Scott with stop-motion techniques.

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Ted Houser's editing session.

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Director of Education at MPI (and former Columbia Picture exec) Kathryn McDermott shares tips on breaking down a shoot-schedule from a script.

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Sundance filmmaker Sultan Sharieff shares directing tips.

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Independent film producer Kale Davidoff in a scriptwriting brainstorming session.

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Roger Smith on contest and festival tips and tricks.

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Documentarian Jesse Sutherland.

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How to shoot a movie scene with filmmaker Marco Aluia.

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Kevin Walsh (Southfield A&T), Joe Elliott (Utica), John Prusak (DAFT), Brad Galli (WXYZ), Kathy Vander (DAFT), Annette Frank (DAFT), Roger Smith (Lake Orion) and Stephany Harbison (Romeo).

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Kale Davidoff

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Filmmaker Michael Kuentz on cameras and techniques.

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