Michele Yamazaki Terpstra is Pluginologist for Toolfarm. She is currently updating Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke, which will be ready for a summer 2016 publish date. The original was published in 2009 from MWP. She wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which came out in June 2011.
Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist. She taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001, she launched AEFreemart.com and in 2002 co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCA-I Mid-Michigan and West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA from Grand Valley State University.
She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, Dan, her lovely daughter, Lily, and her cat, Tressa.