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Michael Bodie, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts

Affiliated Divisions:

Media Arts + Practice Division

Email: mbodie@cinema.usc.edu
Website: http://www.michaelbodie.com
Work Phone: 213.821.5840
Office: SCI 101Q

Bodie began his career working for Sundance Institute’s Feature Film and Theatre Programs where he participated in the development of independent artists and their projects, including Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know, and Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer, as well as musicals Grey Gardens, and Passing Strange, among countless projects.

After attending UCLA’s School of Film, Television, and Digital Media’s graduate directing program he returned to Sundance as their content producer where he directed an eight-part documentary web series about their prestigious labs. Bodie was integral to the inception and direction of the Sundance Film Festival’s livestream coverage and continues to be the supervising producer and director of their festival video content to this day.

Bodie has written and directed award winning short films and other projects that have aired on MTVu, Logo, and the Sundance Channel, and has collaborated with Los Angeles-based DJ and recording artist, ShyBoy, to create music videos for his most recent albums. Bodie has had his video work exhibited as part of the Los Angeles Public Library’s To Live and Dine in L.A. (curated by MacArthur Fellow and USC Professor Josh Kun) in which food culture and issues of food justice were explored, and continues to develop installation-based, immersive media projects designed to provide a space for reflection and dialogue.

Bodie teaches courses in filmmaking, 360° docu-narrative installation, and media for social change. He has also taught acting, directing, improv and media-based classes at schools and universities in the U.S and abroad.