Calendar of Events

2019 Media & Studio Arts Symposium

  1. Thursday February 14 5:00pm
  2. Friday February 15 5:00pm
  3. Saturday February 16 12:00pm
Duderstadt Center (Media Union), Video Studio

A diverse community of presenters representing students, alumni, staff, faculty, and industry professionals will be sharing their expertise, experience and collaborations.  Join our community as we embark on this three day exploration of the creative process, exploring the tools and techniques that can make your vision a reality!

The second annual Media & Studio Arts Symposium is hosted by the Duderstadt Center, the nexus of interdisciplinary innovation, research and discovery for media creation and performance technologies at the University of Michigan.  The Symposium will take place in the Duderstadt Center’s state-of-the-art Video Studio, showcasing the latest in Video, Audio, Interactive and Projection Technology.

Full schedule available here:

* Note - Seating is limited, so first come, first seated.

The Symposium will feature a wide array of presentations, including the following from SMTD facutly, students, and alumni:

Thursday, February 14

5:00-6:15 PM
The Canon C200 Cinema Camera and Professional Workflows- Lisa Gualtieri Alford, Dirk Fletcher, Canon (industry)

6:30-7:30 PM
• Working as a Set Designer on Feature Films - Vince Mountain (faculty, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Theatre Dept.)

7:45-8:45 PM
• Giving Voice to a Foxtrot from Auschwitz-Birkenau, Insights into the Recording Process - Patricia Hall (faculty, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Music Theory Dept.) & Dave Greenspan (Managing Producer, Audio Studios, Duderstadt Center)

9:00-10:00 PM
Screening of documentary "Year Zero" with Q&A by the filmmaker- David Siev, Alum, Screen Arts & Culture, University of Michigan, BFA 2015

Friday, February 15

5:00-6:00 PM
Practicing Art as Service- Joey Ostrander, Alum, Stamps College of Art & Design, University of Michigan, BFA 2007
6:15-7:15 PM
How To Build Your Mic Locker- Matthew McGlynn (industry professional)
7:30-8:30 PM
VR for Advancing Research vs. Research for Advancing VR- Alaa Algargoosh, Doctoral Student, College of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Michigan

8:45-9:45 PM
• The State of Game Audio in Academia, with a focus on U-M - Matt Thompson (faculty, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Collaborative Piano)

Saturday, February 16

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
• Creative Theatrical Producing - Thomas Laub (student, Musical Theatre, 2019) & Erica Ito (student, Musical Theatre, 2021)

1:15-2:45 PM
• Post-Production Audio for Independent Film: An Overview - David Fienup (alum, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, PAT MMA, 2009)

3:00-4:30 PM
Audio Mastering: Bridging the gap between artist and consumer- Margaret Luthar (industry professional)

4:45-6:00 PM
• Music about Thinking about Music - with performance to follow - Erik Gottesman (alum, School of Music, Theatre & Dance; PAT BFA, 2000; College of Engineering, EECS BSE, 2000) 

Free - no tickets required