DAFT Media Teachers Symposium at Motion Picture Institute

DAFT Media Teachers Symposium at Motion Picture Institute - MPI News -  Motion Picture Institute in Troy MI - DAFTlogo002DAFT's 2nd Media Teacher Symposium will be held at Motion Picture Institute in Troy on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 8:30am to 3:15pm.  The focus of the symposium will be High Quality on a Tight Budget.  (We are anticipating that you will also be able to receive State Continuing Credit Hours for an additional $15.)

The agenda will include 15 different breakout sessions with experiences teachers and media professionals, a keynote address, vendor displays and a great panel discussion--all with juice, coffee, bagels, donuts and a provided lunch!  Click here to register.

DAFT members pay only $50, non-members $75.


8:30 AM Registration
8:50 AM Welcome (Kevin Walsh, DAFT President)
9:00 – 9:30 AM Keynote Address (TBA)
9:45 am-11:15 pm Breakout Sessions A & B (Pick 2) – 45 min each (9:45 am, 10:30 am)

  • Conducting Interviews/School News Production (Roger Smith, Lake Orion, HS)
  • Media Literacy (Kara Clayton, Thurston HS)
  • Career Tech Education (TBA)
  • Grading Student Media (Kevin Walsh, DAFT)
  • Grant-Writing (Paul Andrews, DIA grantwriter)

11:15-12:00 pm – Lunchtime Panel Discussion - Lunch Provided

  • Quality Traits of Filmmakers
  • Identifying skill-sets in your students

12:15 pm-1:45 pm – Breakout Sessions C & D (Pick 2)—45 min each (12:15 pm, 1:00 pm)

  • Sound Quality on a Tight Budget (Ric Viers, author The Location Sound Bible)
  • Economical Lighting Tricks/Techniques (TBA)
  • Editing Platforms & Subscriptions (TBA)
  • Camera Quality—DSLRs, Lenses and Traditional Video Cameras (Michael Kuentz, VisualRonin Media)
  • Animation (Deb Scott, Think So Animation)

2:00 pm – Breakout Session E

  • Lesson-Exchange
  • Brainstorming for DAFT’s May Student Skills Expo at MPI
  • DAFT Calendar Planning for 2015-16
  • Michigan Student Film Festival Q&A
  • DAFT’s Summer Focal Point (Preview)

3:00 – 3:15 PM

  • Closing Remarks (Kevin Walsh, DAFT President)
  • Networking

Click Here To Register

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