Michele Yamazaki Terpstra
Michele is Pluginologist for Toolfarm.com, a value-added reseller of visual effects tools and video software, where she creates tutorial content and writes, among many other things.
Michele has a BA in Communications in Film & Video from Grand Valley State University. She started her video career at Postworks as a motion graphics artist and taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. She wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which was published by Focal Press in June 2011.
In 2001, she launched AEFreemart.com and, in 2002, co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCA-I Mid-Michigan, the West Michigan Film & Video Alliance, and currently, serves on the board of the GVSU Film & Video Alumni Association.
Michele is an avid cook and loves to travel and hike. In August 2015, she, her husband Dan, her daughter Lily, and a few friends took an epic seven-day trek on the Inca trail in Peru. She and her husband have also visited Italy and Korea and hiked the mountains of Utah and Tennessee in the past two years. Together, they run the Grand Rapids chapter of PechaKucha, a 20×20 presentation format in which speakers present their passions in a fun and fast format. Michele currently coaches her daughter’s Odyssey of the Mind team.
Jeremy T. Hanke
Jeremy is a graduate of Asbury University’s Media Communications program —the same program in charge of training the television crews for the Olympic Games —and is the director of two feature films, as well as numerous short films.
In 2005, he started MicroFilmmaker Magazine —the first magazine to specialize in helping microbudget filmmakers make their movies —where he still serves as editor-in-chief. In addition to his work at MicroFilmmaker, he’s the lead editor of the artistic lifestyle magazine, DarkestGoth Magazine, which explores media, society, and philosophy from a darker vantage point.
He delves into creative storytelling through green screen, not just through his photo and video shoots, but also through New Media pursuits like the green screen empowered Whiskey & Chai YouTube show, a DarkestGoth Original animated series, or his animal-focused, QR-embedded strategy game, Wild Wars: Family Battle.
When not creating things, he enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi, teaching women’s self-defense, and spending time with his family in Lexington, KY.