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The Mentors of IAFT Cebu

Today is the first Open House Event of IAFT Cebu for the year 2015. Here, people get to experience how it feels to be a student here in IAFT by joining the various classes offered by the school. Conducting these classes are individuals suited for the job with vast experiences in the film and television industry. We would like you to meet the mentors of IAFT Cebu.

Michael David Crenshaw 

Michael David Crenshaw Of Film School Cebu

Michael David Crenshaw has been pursuing his love of creative story telling for over 20 years. He is an Emmy Award winning Production Designer, Fabricator, and Artist. A long-standing member of United Scenic Artists 829 and the IBEW 98, he brings his unique style and love of teaching back to IAFT Cebu, after a four-year hiatus.

Most of the time Crenshaw can be found living and working outside Philadelphia and New York City, where his career has spanned most departments of film and television productions, as well as equity theater, concerts, sporting events, corporate theater and remote learning. Most recently, he stared in a Danish reality tv show. His career has also included multimedia startups, patented game designs, art installations, and interior design. In early 2010, he co-created the multi-city Sharp Mountain Film Festival.

Crenshaw’s film credits include Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Bad Summer with Adam Pally and Sarah Burns, McCanick staring David Morris, and both in front of and behind the camera of Yash Raj Film’s New York.  In 2010, he won Relativity Media’s Big Break film contest for his designs in Sean Kirkpatrick’s Cost of a Soul.

He now teaches film producing, career development, film production management, art department integration and production design at IAFT.

Michael Hanna

Michael Hanna Of IAFT Cebu

Michael Hanna comes from the small town of Imperial, Nebraska. After studying radio and television broadcast journalism, he transferred to Los Angeles to study acting at a conservatory program similar to IAFT. After graduation, Michael began to work in Hollywood stage and television productions before continuing his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln receiving his degree in performance studies. After moving back to Los Angeles, he has starred in numerous national commercials, as well as supporting roles in independent short and feature length films. Michael has studied improvisation with teachers from the renowned Second City Improv theatre, stage combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has worked with theatre companies throughout Los Angeles and the mid-western United States. Favorite stage roles he has performed include Tranio (Taming of the Shrew), Kenny (Laughter on the 23rd Floor), and Edmund (King Lear).

Eric Valente

Eric Valente of International Academy Of Film And Television Cebu

Eric is a 20-year veteran of the film industry. As a director, Eric tackled Hollywood Defined and Breaking In for Moviola Digital Productions as well as being the 2nd Unit Director on twenty episodes of Werewolf for Tri Star Television. He has also directed numerous PSAs and Industrials, along with music videos and stage plays.

Starting in the world of video games and interactive CD-ROMs,  Eric was a Visual Effects Supervisor on the Legend of the Mummy and Age of Treason, he entered the world of 3D as a Visual Effects Compositor. This added new dimension to his career as he worked on films such as The Dark, The Immortals, Looney Toons and John Dies in the End.

Eric soon moved into television as the Associate producer of television and Movies of the Week including Mercy Point, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Age of Treason. He moved into post as a post-production supervisor on Werewolf, Walker Texas Ranger and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

A member of the WGA, Eric wrote Revenge of the Mummy for  Gidco Productions, Andes Films’ Back to School, the adaptation of the novel Maxwell’s Train for Don Murray Productions and over 25 industrials and PSAs.

Francesco Uboldi

Francesco Uboldi Of IAFT Cebu

Born in Milan (Italy), Francesco Uboldi lived and studied in Virginia (USA) as a teenager and then moved back to Italy where he majored in Communications at the University of Bologna. Here he founded a laboratory dedicated to online multimedia productions – where, after his theoretical studies, he began working with digital video.

Over the past decade, then, he directed, produced, and filmed several award-winning documentaries and worked on TV shows, interactive multimedia pieces, and reportages. He gained a broad international experience shooting in numerous countries in Europe, America, Africa, and Asia.

Currently, he also teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Milan (IULM).

Philip Muana

Philip Muana Of IAFT Cebu, Philippines

Philip Muana, a TESDA certified trainer in 2D and 3D animation, was part of the pioneering batch of the video production team created by bigfoot when the company started back in 2002. He worked as the company’s in house video editor and motion graphics designer. He was also the Video Editor of the 2010 independent film, Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria (Eleuteria’s Dream), that bagged awards in both local and international film festivals, and the Visual Effects Editor for 2011 Cinema One Originals’ Di Ingun Nato (Not Like Us) and My Paranormal Romance.

Mike Muschamp

Mike Muschamp

Mike Muschamp is a cinematographer of 30 years experience with 22 features to his name(soon to be 23!). He has worked all over the world, 9 years in Thailand (5-35mm features and many t.v.dramas), 3 years in Malaysia (8 cinema released features, 6 on 35mm,and 2 on the Alexa) and in the U.S.And the U.K.

He was originally trained by Magnum photographers (at Newport Gwent-2 year course),then moved into film and attended initially a 1 year course in video production(covering editing,directing and cinematography),then 2 years at The London film school(previously the London international film school,attended by British director Mike Leigh)where he specialized ,in 35mm cinematography,so he completed 5 years of training!.

He has also taught cinematography all over the world,and ran workshops in Thailand,and “master classes”for Finas(the Malaysian film board), along with teaching at various London film schools.

His work and I.M.D.B.linked c.v.can be viewed at

Mark Cabaluna

mark cabaluna Of Film School Cebu

Mark is a recipient of national honours and awards on sound design and mixing for several films and TV commercials. His technical management acumen borne-out from his experience in the fast-paced world of film- making made him an industrial partner in several entertainment startups in Asia. He is the first Filipino to mix a Film in Dolby 5.1.

Mark is instrumental in the design, building and fitting of Bigfoot Entertainment’s Studios in Cebu.He also managed and run Singapore’s only Dolby Mix Theatre. Mr Cabaluna studied Development Communications from the University of the Philippines in Los Baños.

Jonathan Tejano

jonathan tejano 3D Animation School Cebu

Jonathan Tejano, 3D generalist, VFX artist, Compositor and a musician. Has a working experience in Film and Broadcast media. Has worked on many broadcast motion graphics commercials for Fashionone and some local commercials in the Philippines. He became a VFX supervisor and 3D artist for some international Film projects one of which is Piranha 3D. His background in Print media for more than 10 years helped in producing stunning projects seen internationally.


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IAFT Cebu, Philippines is a film school that delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu offers Certificate and Diploma programs in film , acting and 3D animation. Located in: One Hollywood Blvd
, Bigfoot I.T. and Media Park, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Email:, Contact Numbers: Globe/Viber: +63-917-314-3456 Smart: +63-947-991-9659 Phone: +63-32-495-2111