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Our Students Shoot Their Thesis Films on Red

Students at Motion Picture Institute shooing their thesis films use the Red camera which offers superior film quality. What can the Red camera do? Has a maximum motion and still resolution of 4.5K (4608x2160) (sensor size 23.04mm x...

5 Film Careers Explored

Have you ever watched the credits of a film, and wondered what certain crew positions are? Below we explore five major crew positions and what their job duties entail. Swing Gang- The Swing Gang is part of the set dressing department on a...

Film School Alumni Update: Ema Edosio

We recently received an update from of our alumni Ema Edosio and wanted to share it with our blog readers! Ema has made two movies and a Series called "Friendzone".  She is currently directing a Series called "The...

11 Top Qualities of a Great Filmmaker

1. Authority Filmmakers are responsible for leading an entire cast and crew. They must steer the ship in the right direction, through any storm.  2. Communication Filmmakers need to be able to clearly articulate what their...

Motion Picture Institute Alumni Update: Rick Cramblett

Rick Crambett, Motion Picture Institute Class of 2005 has been very busy since graduation. Rick works as a special affects technician and construction purchaser in the film and television industry. Currently based in Atlanta, Georgia, Rick has...

DAFT 2015 Student Media Symposium

Students of all skill-levels and experience are invited to this hands-on session that will not only give the students exposure to professionals and equipment but will have them share in fast-paced engaging sessions in critical thinking,...

2015 DAFT Media Teacher Symposium

DAFT once again thanks its generous host, Motion Picture Institute in Troy, for hosting an engaging full-day event geared toward media teachers and professionals.  In addition to vendors with the latest equipment and technology, networking...

The Dark Below Screening at L'Etrange Film Festival

The Dark Below, an experimental thriller set on Michigan's Great Lakes, has just been invited to screen in Sweden at a well known genre festival called Monsters in Film this October as well. This past week The Dark Below went to Paris...

Art Direction: Color Choices in Film

The fascinating thing about colors is that every single different hue affects us differently- both psychologically and emotionally. A character in a red shirt will affect the audience much differently than a character in a pale blue shirt....

MPI Alumni Win Big at Reel Michigan Film Festival

Motion Picture Institute alumni Robert J. Butler and Ashray Drividian both won big this past weekend at the Reel Michigan Film Festival. "Within" by Robert Butler won Best Picture and the Audience Award, and, the thesis film...