MPA director named to Michigan film council
Interlochen's Director and Instructor of Motion Picture Arts Michael Mittelstaedt has been appointed to the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council by Gov. Rick Snyder. The responsibilities of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council include:
Advise the office, the fund, the governor, and the legislature on how to promote and market this state's locations, crews, facilities, and technical production facilities and other services used by film, television, digital media, and related industries.
Encourage community and Michigan film, digital media, and television production industry participation in, and coordination with, state efforts to attract film, digital media, television, and related production to this state.
Assist the office and the fund in promoting, encouraging, and facilitating film, digital media, television, and related production in this state.
Develop strategies and methods to attract film, digital media, television, and related business to this state.
Lighting students are beginning to collaborate on their Lessons from the Masters exercise. Student crews are asked to select a master painting to re-create as a live tableau in lighting, contrast, costume, color, and character. The result is a micro-short film whose lighting style is based on artists such as Caravaggio, Edward Hopper, and John Singer Sargent.
MPA hired Jonathan Ade as our second semester Filmmaker in Residence. Jonathan will host a course in cinematography and camera movement along with taking a role in the Production Workshop class as one of the team of Motion Picture Arts instructors helping students develop their visual stories.
MPA had two merit award winners in the YoungArts awards: second-year MPA Major John Chigas received a Merit Award in the category of Cinematic Arts; and first-year MPA major Emily Zumchak received a Merit Award in the category of Cinematic Arts.