Michelle Folkman


Seven words about me:

Intrigued - Introspective
Interlocutor - Inprogress
Intent - Intuitive - Inspired

  • Greensboro NC 27410
  • michellefolkman@
    michellefolkman.com
  • 734-770-1537
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Education

  • Masters of Library & Information Studies

    UNC Greensboro

    Notable Coursework: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Web Design and Useability, Media Production, Information Visualization

  • BFA Art & Design / Multimedia

    Stamps School of Art and Design
    University of Michigan Ann Arbor

    Elsie Choy Lee Scholar, summa cum laude
    Notable Coursework: The Moving Image, Creative Process I & II, Interactivity and Kinetics, Light 101, Sound and Story.


Professional Experience

  • Instructional Media Specialist

    Davidson County Community College

    Provide support and instruction for faculty use of instructional media and technology including lecture capture, Blackboard Collaborate, Video Conferencing Room, Audacity, Camtasia. Create videos, tutorials and how-tos. Assist withdevelopment and support of online courses (Moodle). Co-taught online teaching certification class.


    Creator

    Michelle Folkman Works

    I create whirligigs and other whimsies. Visit my Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MichelleFolkmanWorks


    Freelance Digital Artist / Animator

    Conducted meetings, analyzed clients creative needs and requirements. Created digital art and animation for broadcast, legal, video, architectural and technical markets. Edited and encoded materials for disk and online delivery as needed.


    • Curriculum Coordinator

      LSTA Grant Maker Initiative
      Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro

      Supported a grant funded project bringing maker education and technology to UNCG and beyond. Conducted research on the maker movement, pedagogy and methods. Developed lessons, taught workshops on 3D design and printing. Created and maintained resource guides (uncg.libguides.com/toolkit/make) and survey instruments. Supervised practicum student. Assisted with planning and execution of academic conference (AcadeMAKE Conference)


      Digital Media Specialist

      Digital Media Commons
      Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro

      Facilitated patrons use of multimedia development tools. Developed instructional materials such as scripts and tutorials. Taught sessions and workshops on digital media use. Redesigned and built website.


      Graduate Assistant

      Division of Continual Learning, UNC Greensboro
      Library & Information Studies Department, UNC Greensboro

      Conducted research in support of new academic programs and funded projects. Managed department website (Wordpress). Created visual materials, wrote social media posts.

    • Instructor of Digital Media

      Davis College, Toledo OH

      Developed and delivered new class offering in video editing and effects using Adobe tools. Researched materials and developed curriculum to meet required outcomes. Presented materials, coached and supported students, facilitated critiques and assessment.


      Manager / Projectionist

      County Theater, Doylestown PA

      Performed multiple duties for an art house movie theater. Executed daily 35mm and 16mm film handling and projection to deliver excellent presentations. Directed front of house efforts to maintain outstanding customer service. Hired, trained and supervised staff and volunteers, managed box office activities including cash reconciliation. Participated in the development and opening of two new movie theaters. Coordinated lectures and presentations, occasionally moderated film discussions.

Design Skills

  • Design

  • 3D Design and Imaging

  • Animation

  • Video Editing

  • Web design

Media tools

  • After Effects

  • Photoshop

  • Premiere

  • Captivate

  • Skanect

  • Meshlab

  • Lightwave 3D

  • Dreamweaver

  • Wordpress

  • Web 2.0 Tools

Ask about others. There are many I have not listed, and I am always learning something new.
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Some samples of my work

Contact info

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