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Talented Film School Alum with Local Roots

While there are plenty of film ‘idea’ makers to be found, the same can’t be said for people who can turn their vision into a real movie. To do that, you have to train and practice through building your technical skills. What better...

Actors, Get Ready to Land Your Next Role!

 Are you ready for your next call back? Prepared enough to be cast for anything? Before you get the part, you will need to audition for it. Auditions can make the sharpest of actors nervous, especially when the stakes are high. It doesn't...

Why Mentorship Matters for Future Filmmakers

Calvin Johns (left) pictured with mentor Scott Galeski From the beginning, Calvin Johns knew that he was creative. He started editing in middle school and quickly took to the craft. Fast forward to high school and he enrolled in his first...

What Type Of Film Student Are You?

MPI Asks... What Type Of Film Student Are You? For 22 years the Motion Picture Institute has been offering a cost and time-effective career path into the movie industry. For many, MPI offers a sensible alternative to costly four-year...

Love & Vodka: An MPI Alumni Feature Film

MPI Alumni, Heidi Philipsen (Class of 2007), launches the kick-off of her feature film, "LOVE & VODKA."   A team of native Michiganders and University of Michigan alumni have partnered with the Ann Arbor Distilling...

Meet MPI's Newest Instructor: Ric Viers

MPI Welcomes its Newest Faculty Member: Ric Viers Meet Ric Viers, MPI's newest Professor. Ric will be teaching Field Audio Recording and Production Lab 1 this coming Fall.       Ric Viers is a producer,...

The Lost Art Of The Professional Courtesy

The Lost Art Of The Professional Courtesy    In most film schools, well the better one's anyway, they devote time to career development by addressing the question, ‘How do I go about finding work and making a career for...