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News Bites: Graphic Design Alum Lends Videography Talents to Local Film and TV Show

Posted August 11, 2016 in AlumniNews BitesGraphic Design

It hasn’t even been a full year since Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) alumna Liz Schlueter (’12, Graphic Design) launched her freelance video production company Liz Schlueter Productions in Grand Rapids, but business is already booming.

Schlueter recently had the opportunity to work on two homegrown film and television productions. The first, Modern Ahabs, is a television show conceived by Grand Rapids beer enthusiast Jason Ley that chronicles the search for the planet’s rarest craft beers. Schlueter served as a camera operator for the series’ pilot episode, fittingly focused on the world-renowned Kentucky Breakfast Stout produced by Grand Rapids’ own Founders Brewing Co.

alumna Liz SchlueterSchlueter (left, white jacket) during filming of the pilot episode of Modern Ahabs (image courtesy of Deep End Films)

The pilot episode of Modern Ahabs recently premiered at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids – you can watch a trailer here.

Schlueter was also tapped to be the cinematographer for Drama Class, a feature film from local production company Vigorous Fizz Pictures that was shot entirely in Grand Rapids. The raucous comedy follows a group of misfits who, after forging a close bond in their high school drama class, rely on their newfound acting skills to thwart an attempted takeover of the school by the Yakuza Mafia.

Alumna Liz SchlueterSchlueter (center, striped shirt) during filming for Drama Class (image courtesy of Vigorous Fizz Pictures)

Drama Class is currently in post-production, and will premier this fall at Celebration Cinema.


See more of Liz Schlueter’s work at lizschlueter.com.

Learn more about KCAD’s Graphic Design program at kcad.edu/graphicdesign.