Film and subculture collide on set

Tommy Valdez
April 17, 2017

Video shoots continue to pop up on and near campus as Motion Picture Arts students finish filming their thesis and capstone projects before the end of the Arts Academy year.

One such project, senior Alina Bobrova’s fashion video, took student filmmakers, actors and models to downtown Traverse City this past weekend.

Bobrova has spent this year studying the psychology and sociology of the skate culture in her hometown in Kazakhstan. Interested in fashion and design, Bobrova is using her capstone to tell the story of two opposing skater subgroups through their disparate aesthetics.