Education:
  • B.S. Film and Video Production, Emphasis on Fiction Filmmaking
    Grand Valley State University

Jeffrey Butler II

Media Designer

Why I Choose to Work at Academic Innovation:

“I choose to work at Academic Innovation because I wanted to give back in some way with the skills I’ve acquired through the years. Helping create better access to education and exploring important social issues really stuck out to me.”

Current Roles/Previous Experience:

Jeffrey helps create online courses and content for Michigan Online, both in studio and on-location.

Previously, he worked and lived in Marquette, Michigan for a couple of years, traveling and creating commercials for a media production company. He’s done a lot of freelance ranging from working on feature films, short films, documentaries, commercials, events as well as industrial videos.

In his free time he enjoys writing, whether screenplays or short stories. His true passion is filmmaking and telling stories in that medium.

Ask me to learn about:
    • I am a cinephile. If you want to talk movies, directors, cinematographers, writers or just looking for some general film/filmmaking conversation, I’m happy to share. If you have questions about film and video equipment, I am an open book.
    • I also know way too much about the Detroit Lions and am an avid Fantasy Football participant. I enjoy playing video games and table top RPG’s.