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Michelle P.

New York, NY, USA

$850 - $1200 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

  • Creative Director

Equipment

Video

  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit

About Michelle

Based between the Great Plains and New York City, I am a graduate of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service with a BA in broadcast journalism and religious studies and an MPA in international policy. A short form documentary producer and shooter with experience editing, I co-founded BellyFire Productions in 2015 after working for several years in global education and the nonprofit sector and traveling extensively in the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. In addition to working on social issue focused short form documentaries with digital production teams at NBC and CNN, we collaborate with social impact actors - nonprofits, foundations, businesses - as they strive to generate awareness and drive change.

Top Projects

  • CNN: NYPD Hate Crime Task Force

    • Documentary DP
    • Video Editor - News
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    I was involved shooting and editing with the CNN Digital Productions team on their 2019 Pride + Progress series. This is one of several pieces I worked on in that series alongside the Producer of this short doc, Jeesoo Park.

  • Raising Kids in the System

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Working as the one-woman DP/audio crew, I collaborated in the field with CNN Digital Producer, Jeesoo Park (seen on camera). The short form documentary delved into three separate women's for stories as they navigated incarceration, motherhood, and the potential of alternative to incarceration programs. The 30 min. documentary went viral with over 5 million views.

  • NYC International Women's Day March

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    This brief video shows some of the content my partner and I captured at the NYC Women's March on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the work we are doing for a long format documentary project being directed by a team based in Seattle.

  • Making Gay History

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    This video is one of four in the NBC Pride50 series I produced, filmed (with Jake Winsett), and edited within a one month turnaround for the 50th Pride Anniversary in 2019.

  • Future of Abortion Access

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Working with Producer Neha Shastry, I operated as a one-woman DP/audio crew to capture this short form documentary. DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENTARY FOCUS: Access to abortion services is a contentious issue in the United States. Clinics in many states are at risk of shutting down and operate with heightened security. Currently, abortion access is restricted in 42 states and Washington, DC. Seven of these states have only one clinic, others have less than five. Doctors are often hard to find locally and travel in from out of state to provide services to patients. Neha spent time at Trust Women in Oklahoma City, one of three clinics in the state, to meet the women seeking care and spend time with a doctor who travels in monthly to provide service. She also met with an OBGYN who sits on the board of AAPLOG, an anti-abortion organization, to learn about the concerns from this doctor’s perspective.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Production Company

Production Support

  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

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