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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) | Department of Communication

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November 15, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Hilberry Theatre | Map
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Staff

Please join us for a special presentation with Cinematographer Michelle Crenshaw, Media Artist in Residence and holder of the Fall 2017 Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media. Crenshaw’s public presentation will trace the trajectory of her career as she and her students demonstrate the impact of camera and light; transforming a three dimensional scene to a two-dimensional screen.

A native of Detroit, Crenshaw resides in Los Angeles where she freelances on features, episodic television and documentaries. Her recent Cinematographer credits include the independent thriller, As Evil Does, currently in post-production; Bridging The Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race, released and aired in 2015/16 on PBS; and The New Black, which premiered at the 2014 LA Film Festival and aired on the PBS series Independent Lens. She is currently a Camera Operator for the Netflix series The Ranch, working with an Emmy award winning Director of Photography. Prior to operating, she assisted other Directors of Photography on numerous productions including TNTʼs hit cable series The Closer, the NBC series American Dreams, ABC’s NYPD Blue, Love Jones, Grumpier Old Men and Eyes On The Prize II, to name a few. Crenshaw is an active member of the International Cinematographers Guild as a seated board member elected by members of the guild. She is a graduate of the Film program at Columbia College in Chicago.


  • Reception 5:30-6:30 pm 
  • Presentation 6:30-8:15 pm
  • Meet-and-Greet the Artist 8:15-9:00 pm

RSVP online by November 12 at

For more information about this event, please contact Da'Stanza Murphy at 313-577-5448 or