LocationMotion Picture Arts
Department Name1060-Motion Picture Arts


The Filmmaker-in-Residence (Sound Recording, Post-production Sound Design and Mixing, and Cinematography) is a semester-long residency that will begin during Spring 2019 (Jan 4, 2019 - May 29, 2019).  There will be some flexibility in the arrival date. The position can start between 5-6 weeks after the initial award is offered.

The residency offers many opportunities to enhance their teaching experience and to demonstrate professional expertise in the areas of Sound Recording, Post-production Sound Design and Mixing, and Cinematography at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. One of the core missions is to provide dedicated space the filmmaker to create new work, collaborate, and engage with the broader artistic community at Interlochen. Also, residents will have a unique opportunity to introduce new techniques to emerging young filmmakers.  
Residents will be provided with a structured set of professional development activities designed to help them refine their teaching skills and learn to teach more efficiently.
They will benefit from engaging with a community of practitioners and teachers, including faculty mentors and the camaraderie of other filmmakers/artists.

  • Residents are provided with a classroom office, computer, e-mail/network account, meals, and a one-bedroom apartment.
  • A venue to present a formal screening of project created while in residence 
  • Round Trip Transportation to campus
  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $8500.00 and full medical insurance benefits


The Filmmaker-in-Residence (Sound Recording, Post-production Sound Design and Mixing, and Cinematography) will work in the Motion Picture Arts Division for one-semester.  Teaching responsibilities could include one section of the Production Workshop and or one section of a cinematic arts course in Sound developed in conjunction with the director of Motion Picture Arts. Candidates should have experience in narrative, visual storytelling. Successful candidates will possess skills in one or a combination of the following: 

  • Location Sound Recording
  • Post-production Sound Design and Mixing
  • Cinematography
As a part of Production Workshop, the Resident is also responsible for:
  • Weekly Thesis Advisor meetings with a share of Thesis Students’ student productions development/guidance, from script to screen 
  • Scheduled tutorials with students
  • Attending department activities, regular meetings, and daytime/evening rehearsals, casting and location productions
  • Producing a project during their residency
Professional behavior and appropriate use of facilities/equipment required


The Residency is explicitly aimed at candidates who have:
  • In-depth understanding of location sound, recording, sound design and mixing, post-production and/or cinematography w/ requisite software, the Adobe suite of software and/or ProTools
  • A working knowledge of production management, post-production workflow, visual storytelling, and cinema production
  • Teaching experience is required.  Previous experience working in a high school setting with secondary education students is desired.  
  • Experience with location production, equipment and safety is required.  
  • Expertise in music, sound design, and foley a plus

A Complete Application Includes:
  1. Application Letter – A letter describing how participation in the program will support the applicant’s growth as a professional in this area and their ability to introduce new innovative teaching methods to Motion Picture Arts students. The letter should also include a brief overview of the project desired to complete while in residence. Develop a short synopsis of the project, including your goals and a description.
  2. Curriculum Vita – A vita that outlines the applicants professional and teaching experience. This should also include a list of production/post/sound credits, a Quicktime File of, or link to, current reel.
  3. Teaching Statement – A brief statement of teaching philosophy that reflects the applicant’s current approaches to teaching. 
  4. Work Samples– A link to current reel or  Quicktime File 

The next step of the application process will ask you a series of questions, some are required by the EEOC concerning Protected Veteran Status and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability. For more information please view the following hyperlinks.

EEOC Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veteran Status

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

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More information about Interlochen Center for the Arts:


Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION…

To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.


To ignite lifelong passion for the arts


Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring

Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp

Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio

Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix

News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington

Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents

Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.

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