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  • Our current students moved immediately online on March 17, 2020
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Summer Film Camp Recap

The students had a blast developing ideas and expressing them through the craft of filmmaking at the Motion Picture Institute High School Summer Filmmaking Camp! From conceptualizing and brainstorming in pre-production to editing in...

Calling All Actors In Michigan

Last Call For Acting Program Enrollment The Acting Program through Motion Picture Institute is a fun and challenging class for any actor that wishes to begin their career in the feature film industry and have a close-knit, learning environment...

Detroit Zombie Con Thank You

  Detroit Zombie Con was a complete success the weekend of August 17 and 18 at Motion Picture Institute.   We would like to thank the countless volunteers, vendors, attendees, special guests, and of course all of the well-dressed...

Top 10 Reasons To Be At Detroit Zombie Con

  It's 2 Full Days of EVERYTHING Zombie and Horror! Meet horror screen legends Courtney Gains (Children of The Corn), David Emge (Dawn of The Dead), and Scott H. Reiniger (Dawn of The Dead)! Pay homage to the 35 year...

The MAKO Project

2012 MPI graduate; Matthew Tuppen is hitting the road this Sunday, August 18th  with partner Niko Monjarez and cameraman Noah Sexton to film a documentary, that is evocative artistically and inspirational. In Matthew's own words, he describes...

Dreadlock Mike: This Is Ours

Directed and edited by Motion Picture Institute Graduate Colin Duerr   Dreadlock Mike: This Is Ours from Colin Duerr on Vimeo. Two of the city's most recognizable residents are believed to be dead following at hit and run early Saturday...

Doggy Con 2013 a Complete Success

Thank You!   Motion Picture Institute would like to take the opportunity to thank the attendees, guests, speakers, sponsors, vendors, and those who so graciously donated their time to help make Doggy Con a complete success this past...

Dog Fighter Movie Benefit

  The Dog Fighter; MMA’s Animal Rights Hero is an unflinching documentary that tells the tale of an ailing MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter who comes out of retirement and risks his life to bring awareness to the illegal dog fighting...

Special Effects Movie Makup Seminar July 14

One Day Special Effects Movie Makeup Seminar Sunday, July 14 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Motion Picture Institute Learn from two of the most sought after makeup artists and hair stylists in Michigan. Get the latest techniques that will...

Zombie Con 2013 at MPI

  Zombie Con is a Two-Day Event Bringing Together Zombie, and Horror Fans, Creators, Artists, Novelists, Film Makers at Motion Picture Institute in Troy, MI. –August 17th and 18th, 2013.   This two-day event will bring zombie...

Doggy Con at The Motion Picture Institute

DOGGY CON   Doggy Con is a FREE family oriented event for dog lovers during the day and a red carpet movie screening at night. It all happens at Motion Picture Institute in Troy, MI.   On Saturday July 27th from...

MPI Alumni Update from Emamode Edosio

Hello MPI!   I hope everything is going well and wanted to say hi along with an update on my pursuits. I am about to direct a one hour television drama for a TV station. The movie is called "Heaven" and shooting for...

High School Summer Film Acting Camp 2013

Objective:  To bring interested and enthusiastic students together to grow, and develop a foundation with the art and craft of film acting. The workshop will spotlight the essential guidelines of developing a fundamental, film acting...

High School Summer Film Camp 2013 Itenerary

Objective:  To bring interested students together on a film set located on the MPI sound stage to learn and experience the art and the craft of filmmaking with an emphasis on the importance of collaboration and networking - while under the...

MPI Film Student Jeff Tuttle Forms Old Gods

Current student Jeff Tuttle is a filmmaker by day and a hardcore punk musician by night. He spent several years in a relatively popular hardcore punk band called Dillinger Escape Plan and just formed a new group entitled Old Gods that is...