Ferris TDMP and Media Communications Association to Host Annual Festival

PosterThe Television and Digital Media Production program and the Media Communications Association of Ferris State University are celebrating the program 13th Annual Media Festival on Friday, Apr. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Resource Center.

“Everyone is encouraged to attend,” said Fred Wyman, a TDMP faculty member. “However, those students majoring in Television and Digital Media Production, Graphic Communications, Graphic Design, Applied Speech Communications, Digital Animation and Game Design, Digital Software Engineering, Film Studies, Advertising, Marketing, and Theater will be especially interested.”

Each year, a series of presenters are invited to the Big Rapids campus to speak on current topics related to video and digital media production.


The Ferris Media Festival schedule is as follows:

9 a.m.

  • Mike Wittman, of Aerial Sports Broadcasting, will deliver the keynote presentation in College of Business Room 111

10 a.m.

  • Eric Wotila, MI News 26 general manager and news anchor, will speak on the topic of “Lower Power TV is Born in Cadillac in IRC 115
  • Lance Thompson, motion picture marketing consultant, will speak on the topic of “Marketing an Independent Film” in IRC 109

11 a.m.

  • Pam Thompson, the 911 recruiter/career coach, will speak on the topic of “The Art of Networking” in IRC 109
  • Edward Meyers, pro market specialist for Canon U.S.A., will speak on the topic of “Exploring Digital Film Cameras” in IRC 104

12:45 p.m.

  • Steve Paradiso, video producer for Michigan Farm Bureau, will speak on the topic of “Shoot for a Career in Corporate Video” in IRC 104
  • Ian O’Malley, freelance motion graphics designer for Pluto, will discuss “Motion Graphics on Pluto” in IRC 115

1:45 p.m.

  • Andrew Tingley, producer and cinematographer for Cineriffic, will discuss, “Dramatic Production Techniques with RED” in the IRC Atrium.


“Attendees will gain insights into techniques and technologies that will be exhibited, explained, and amplified by industry professionals,” Wyman said. “Students will learn about the qualities that working professionals have in the media production fields of sports production, motion graphics, TV station development and high end production and then hear how those skills can lead to careers.”

To learn more about TDMP, visit http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/educatio/tvp/homepage.htm

For more information contact Fred Wyman at wymanf@ferris.edu.

This event is free and open to the pubic sponsored by the Media Communications Association and is funded by Student Activity Fees allocated by the Finance Division of the Student Government.

Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this event should call (231) 591-2714 at least 72 hours in advance.

Last updated: 08-15-2013