Tom Ludwig was awarded the 2010 Film/Video Educator of the Year award by the Michigan Youth Arts Association (MYAA). This annual award is presented at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University each May. DAFT is a member organization of MYAA and selects the award recipient.
Tom Ludwig is an award-winning filmmaker and arts educator who has been making films since 1970. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in film production from Southern Illinois University, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film production from Ohio University. Most of his work is in 16mm experimental film, but he has also produced three documentary films, and has begun building a body of work in digital composite video.
Tom began teaching at Oakland Community College. Since then he has taught at the University of Michigan, Bowling Green University, Schoolcraft College and the Detroit Filmmakers Coalition. Presently he teaches film and video production for Education for the Arts in Kalamazoo and film interpretation at Eastern Michigan University.
Ina addition to his teaching and personal work, Tom has worked as an editor, screenwriter and director of photography on feature films and commercials in Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles and as a producer, director, cameraperson and editor on promotional videos.
Tom is a deserving recipient for the Educator of the Year award! He has been a mentor for so many students and a positive force in media education.