Monterey Peninsula-native cinema camera operator/owner since 2014 with extensive experience as 2nd camera/BTS camera on docs, docu-reality, fashion, narrative films, and lead producer of many live video events. Owner of camera systems generating digital film up to 6k 60fps or 2.5k up to 120fps. Drone pilot/cinematographer with 6 years experience. Expert SlingStudio user with Vimeo Premium & WebinarJam Executive subscriptions for live streaming, private broadcasting, or remote/local video village solutions. Silverstack Offload Manager user for all your DIT needs. Proud father of three boys, former professional athlete, actor, healer, motion picture educator, and performing arts center technical director.
Through his company, House of 8 Media, Mike enjoys contract work as a DP or B Camera Op for commercial, documentary, and narrative digital content ranging from TV commercials, docu-style brand videos, short-feature films, infomercials, and especially live events. He thrives under the pressure of live streaming as a single crew member running multiple-cameras, audio mixing, projections, on-screen graphics, and switching cameras....sometimes all at the same time.
As a department lead, Michael nurtures the spirit of ensemble in a positive, fun, safe environment with demonstrated experience at advanced A/V Setups and successful crew engagement while maintaining a peaceful, enjoyable workplace even under the most time-restrictive, public circumstances. In conversation, Michael keeps great notes. In preparation, he is an eagle scout. During the shoot, Michael is a knight in arms who uplifts the crew and always makes the client happy.
I have been in the industry since 2014.
Spokesperson, Writer, DP, Producer, Editor – Get Direction; 5 Steps to Teaching Online Like a Pro
DP, Live Switch, On-Site Producer – Priesthood Ordination 2020
Remote Producer, Editor, Studio – Socio-Economic Impacts and Insights
dp, remote producer, – rockstar dance showcase 2020
Remote Producer, DP, Live Switch – Juneteenth Celebration & Rally
DP, Director, Editor – Origami - Flying Crane
Remote Producer – Teaching in Crisis, Pt 1 & 2, VIRTUAL EVENT WITH 450 ATTENDEES AND 18 PRESENTERS
Remote Producer, Director, Editor – 8th grade (virtual) graduation
director, remote producer, dp, editor – (virtual) wedding of Karly & dune
producer, director, DP, Editor – 6-part company launch series
dp, live switch, editor – will shaw, a lecture by polly osborne, FAIA
dp, live switch, remote producer – ordination to the order of deacon (in masks)
dp, remote producer, editor – educational videos
director, producer – 3057 Cormorant Rd, Pebble Beach
director, producer – 2543 14th Ave, Carmel
editor, producer – Poetry Out Loud
Producer, DP, Editor – Rotary Day at the United Nations
Producer, Director, DP, Editor – Carmel Plaza 30sec Holiday Spot
Producer, Director, DP, Editor – The Crossroads 30sec spot
director, producer, dp, editor – under the influence
Director, Producer, Editor, DP – Pointe of Art Film, starring Paloma Kasad
Director, Producer, DP, Editor – Chartwell Changes Lives
dp, producer, director – The Mulligans at Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Producer, DP, Editor – Feast of Lanterns Pageant
dp, producer, editor – The Nutcracker in 3D (VR 180)
dp, editor, producer – life the final frontier
I've worked with Mike on multiple occasions and he offers a wealth of experience on set, a real know-how for gear, and he offers some great insights for working with actors as well. I highly recommend Mike and the team at House of 8 Media for your next project.