Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan



413 Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
1932 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Google Map

Office Hours

By appointment via Zoom

Areas of Expertise

  • Film Aesthetics and Perception
  • Film and Video Editing Theory and Practice
  • Experimental Filmmaking
  • Film and Television History


  • MFA Syracuse University
  • BS Rochester Institute of Technology

Michael Kaplan is an award-winning media artist and an accomplished filmmaker and photographer and has worked in academia and the private sector for the past 35 years. As a film editor, Kaplan's professional accomplishments range from industrial work for Fortune 500 companies to short fiction and experimental filmmaking and for more than a decade has trained hundreds of editors as a non linear editor demo artist and technician.

Currently, Kaplan is completing a documentary entitled Conjuring the Dove examining the history of jazz, diversity, and the jazz vocal form and one of its most profound artists, Ella Fitzgerald.

In addition, he serves as the faculty advisor for the Mad Royal Film Society, Ohio State University’s student film production group.