Bachelor of the Arts in Screen Arts & Cultures and Asian Languages and Cultures – University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Micah Vanderhoof

Media Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation

I have a deep passion for exploring the boundaries of visual storytelling through cinematography, editing, animation, and experimentation. Additionally, I’m commitment to supporting and expanding the academic community – all of which have lead me to Academic Innovation. The creative and academic possibilities presented here are an exciting and inspiring challenge!

Current Roles/Previous Experience

Media Designer at CAI, working with faculty and staff to visualize, shoot, and edit online course content. Previously worked for LS&A Technology Services as an Audio Visual Technician supporting faculty and staff using technology in learning spaces on campus and for the Northwest Film Center / Portland Art Museum as Theater Operations Manager.

Ask Me to Learn About

Codecs, chroma subsampling, the cinematic history of aspect ratios, analogue (35mm/16mm) film shooting and projection, the proliferation and codifying of new visual languages on YouTube and other contemporary media platforms, and how to improve your experimental film viewing experience.

screencap of Sean Swider using ViewPoint tool