Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
Media Arts Instructor
Miami International University of Art & Design
Never give up. Never stop learning. Stay curious and open to new possibilities. Orly Shuber , Media Arts Instructor , Miami International University of Art & Design
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?
I’ve loved the arts since I was very young. I’ve always been inspired to express my ideas through dance, visual arts, and finally video.
How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?
My video work involves working with clients in the arts to create visual content. I’m able to share real-world examples of some of the challenges that were faced at various stages of production in making a given video.
What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?
The best way for students to learn about filmmaking is to just go out and do it. From their very first class, students check out the camera and learn by doing. Since every project is different, new challenges always come up. I encourage students to problem-solve and find creative solutions.
How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?
Film is a collaborative medium. Film projects really succeed when students work together in the various crew positions, each with their own specialty. At the same time, when they work together with peers in Audio Production or Fashion the quality of their work increases dramatically.
What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?
Never give up. Never stop learning. Stay curious and open to new possibilities.