Since 2007, Michael van den Bos has been teaching the
History of Character Animation in the Commercial Animation Department at
Capilano University. Michael has also
been teaching film theory at the Vancouver Film School since 1997. For
five years, Michael taught motion picture history at the Pacific Audio Visual
Institute, including a course in the history of 20th Century pop
music. Through the 1980s, ‘90s and early
2000s, Michael worked in the Vancouver animation industry as a producer of
animated films and TV programming.
Michael is a popular live speaker and commentator about classic movies,
appearing frequently at a variety of special film events and festivals. Michael is a recurring host of Cinema Sunday
at Vancouver’s home of essential cinema, The Cinematheque, where he introduces
classic family films. For seven years,
Michael wrote a column about classic films for Vancouver View magazine and he
currently writes film reviews for his website, Movie Mad: http://michaelvdb.shawwebspace.ca.