FILMMAKER-IN-RESIDENCE (First Semester – August 27, 2013 - Jan 20, 2014)
Interlochen Center for the Arts - Interlochen, MI

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Job Description The Filmmaker-in-Residence is a one-semester position teaching secondary students in the Motion Picture Arts Division. Teaching responsibilities include one section of Production Workshop and one section of a cinematic arts course developed in conjunction with the director of Motion Picture Arts. As a part of Production Workshop, the FIR is also responsible for weekly Thesis Advisor meetings with a share of Thesis Students student productions development/guidance from script to screen. Other responsibilities include scheduled tutorials with students, department activities, regular meetings, and daytime/evening rehearsals, casting and location productions. Professional behavior and appropriate use of facilities/equipment required.

Qualifications Applicants must have an in depth understanding of visual storytelling and cinema production, the Final Cut Studio suite of software and a working knowledge of production management and postproduction workflow. Experience with location production, equipment and safety is required. Teaching experience is required. Previous experience working in a high school setting with secondary education students is desired. In addition, expertise in Animation and Compositing is a plus.

Additional Information Compensation and Benefits:

Filmmakers-in-Residence are provided with a classroom office, computer, e-mail/network account, lunch, one-bedroom apartment,stipend of $7500.00 optional insurance, a formal screening of work. They also enjoy the camaraderie of other filmmakers and the pleasure/challenge of teaching young filmmakers.

Application Proces:

  • Interested candidates need to complete the online application by clicking the "I am interested" green button.
  • Once the online application has been completed, candidatesshould send: cover letter, resume/vita (teaching experience required), list of production/post/animation credits, DVD or link to current reel, a brief overview of the professional work desired to complete while in residence and a list of at least three references, or three letters of recommendation that may be sent under separate cover. Materials should be sent directly to:

    Michael Mittelstaedt, Director

    Motion Picture Arts Division

    Interlochen Arts Academy

    Box 199

    Interlochen, MI 49643

    Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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