I am a documentary filmmaker and musician currently enrolled at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. I'm an Entertainment Arts major with a focus on film. Originally from the beautiful Bay Area in Northern California, I'm doing my best adjusting to the seasonal weather here in Detroit!
My favorite art-form is editing feature length documentaries.
Name: Joe W. Shapiro
Lives in: Detroit, Michigan
Company: Silvertone Productions
Occupation: Assistant Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Musician, Sound Editor, Camera Operator, Director, Filmmaker, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer, Student and Videographer
Unique traits: Final Cut Pro X Expert, Musician (plays well over 10 instruments), Writer
Film (Documentary and Biography) Editor An aspiring filmmaker and new father tries to get to know Nico, his long lost godfather (and a former Hollywood B-movie actor), by making a documentary about him, and in the process discovers that this unlikely mentor may have some life lessons for all of us. Written by Anonymous
Film (Documentary) Editor Centennial tribute to Marin County's famed Tamalpais High School. Comprising interviews with current and former students and faculty with arresting archival footage, a swift stream of reminiscences and reflections recalls the teachers, mentors, classmates, social life and special chemistry that shaped lives through the defining decades of the twentieth century and beyond. Throughout, Tam High absorbs and reacts to larger changes around it, from the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge to the mobilization for World War II, to JFK's assassination, rising racial tensions, the emergence of the counterculture and today's high-stakes emphasis on academic success. Graduates filmmaker Rob Nilsson, rock musician Bill Champlin, pianist George Duke and mountain bike inventor Joe Breeze all champion the school's influence on their subsequent careers, while the future for this generation of students is yet to unfold. Written by Anonymous
Mill Valley Film Festival featured Documentary
Best High School Documentary at 40th Annual CA Student Media & Multimedia Festival
KOCE - Special Recognition for TV Journalism at 40th Annual CA Student Media & Multimedia Festival
College for Creative Studies
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)