Michael has been working professionally in the industry since 2012, in that time has had the opportunity to work under some of the industry's leading professionals including Rodney Taylor, ASC and Benoit Debie, SBC learning first hand the art and craft of visual storytelling.
In his years of experience as a technician at a Rental House and later as part of the Camera Department on various high end Commercial Productions as well as Episodic Television and Feature Films Michael has developed a proficiency working with top of the line industry standard equipment, making him uniquely qualified to bring a high level of technical expertise and creative vision to any project.
While studying abroad in Spain Michael, known to friends and peers simply as Chavez, had a formative experience filming atop the Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante where he discovered his passion for Cinematography.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the Motion Picture Program at the University of Miami, Michael has worked on various Narrative, Commercial, and Documentary projects. Michael prides himself in his continuous efforts to learn, hone, and explore the art and craft of Cinematography.
Highlights from my work as a Cinematographer.
Camera Operator – Sephardi Voices
Cinematographer – Prey
Cinematographer – The Discarded
Michael is a talented documentary shooter who consistently delivers great work. Highly recommended.
Great Dp, great person! Highly recommended