An Evening with Michelle Crenshaw

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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 

Michelle Crenshaw has made her career behind the lens in the motion picture industry. She values the collaboration between art and science and the use of technological tools in creating the visual story.  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.

A native of Detroit, Crenshaw resides in Los Angeles where she freelances on  features,  episodic television and documentaries. 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.

Ms. Crenshaw’s public presentation at Wayne State University 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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The Hilberry Theatreon the campus of Wayne State University
4743 Cass Avenue / Detroit, Michigan

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 12th at

This is a complimentary event sponsored by

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Department of Communication
in cooperation with the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance

Self-parking available at two commercial parking lots off Cass across from the Hilberry Theatre

Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201

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

Submissions for this form have closed on November 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm.