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DAFT’s Annual Media Teacher & Student Symposia at MPI – Dec. 4th & 11th

Partnering with Motion Picture Institute (2040 Crooks Rd. Suite B. Troy, MI 48084)

Running time 8 AM - 4 PM (with plenty of breaks in-between). Lunch is not provided.

5.5 State of Michigan Continuing Education Credit Hours (SCECHs)

Teachers will participate online via Zoom with some sessions conducted live from the Motion Picture Institute. Changes to on-campus attendance changed after the governor's 3-week COVID safety recommendations.

Learn about free waivers for attending the Symposia on our Memberships page.

RSVP for Teacher Symposium Below

 Sessions include:

Presenter Topic
Tara Plizig - 1st AD Keynote/Panel - Women in Film Industry
Josh Bowren Streaming Software & Best Practices
Adam Burns
Best Use of Virtual Guest Speakers & Podcasting
Scott Sowers Keeping online students engaged
TBA Cool New Gear & Idea-Swaps
Jeremy Schroeder Cinema Lighting Techniques &  Pro Cameras & Lenses
Michael Kaufman Streaming with remote guests, DJI Osmo, Phone editing apps, Zoom podcasts, Blackmagic remote switcher etc.
Mike Conrad Portraits of Democracy - Film Curricula

Topics and presenters subject to change.

Teacher Symposium Registration (Online Attendance Only eff. 11/17)

Students may participate online via Zoom or on-campus at the Motion Picture Institute (limited seats available due to COVID protocol).

Learn about free waivers for attending the Symposia on our Memberships page.

RSVP for Student Symposium Below

Sessions include:

Presenter Topic
Ric Viers Recording Sound on Set
TBA Festival Tips - Best of 2020 MSFF
Jeremy Schroeder Cinematic Lighting & Camera
Tara Plizga Women on Film Sets / AD work
TBA Directing Actors for Camera
TBA Editing & Color-Grading
Blake Rochkind (from LA) Hollywood Agencies
Rich Ferrando (from LA) Gaming Animation
Daniel Casey (from LA) Screenwriting
Doug Blush (from LA) Documentaries
Pierce Brothers (from LA) Horror/Suspense Directing

Topics and presenters subject to change.

Student Symposium Registration

  • *Note, size of audience may not exceed 50 students per state guidelines as of 11/3. Subject to change.
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