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Michael W.

New York, NY, USA

$500 - $1500 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Non-Fiction Film Director

  • Full-Service Live Production

Equipment

Video

  • 2K video camera
  • 4K video camera
  • Full HD video camera
  • Multiple cameras
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • Drone

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Stabilizer
  • Sliders

About Michael

I am a national award-winning director of photography and editor based in New York City. For me, telling stories is an art and a calling. I care deeply about craft and meticulously tend the details. I’m especially passionate about stories grounded in social issues, environment, and science, but my interests are wide and diverse. My work has earned me a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Documentary and a National American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Award. I have also won six Emmy Awards. My work has been featured nationally and internationally through HBO Films, PBS, Nat Geo, Netflix, CBS, MSNBC, PBS Frontline, Vox, ProPublica, and the Cannes International Film Festival.

Top Projects

  • Midnight Rescue

    • Documentary DP

    A father dying from coronavirus, a distraught daughter and a midnight rescue.

  • Undamming the Elwha

    • Documentary DP

    PBS Documentary. The largest dam removal project in America transforms a region. Emmy Award Winner for Best Documentary.

  • Wildlife Detectives

    • Documentary DP

    PBS​ Documentary. The story of the Northwest's most valuable and highly poachable marine resources and the officers charged with protecting them. Emmy Award Winner, Best Documentary.

  • How Bison Are Saving America's Lost Prairie

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Series Producer / Show Runner

    The prairie landscape has come to symbolize the American heartland. But an ecosystem that once covered a vast swath of the continent has all but disappeared. Just a tiny fraction remains. But researchers and conservationists in Oklahoma may have hit upon two surprising keys to saving this lost ecosystem: bison and fire. If they’re right, their efforts could help restore degraded grasslands around the world.

  • Ice World

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Series Producer / Show Runner

    It’s a mile long and 150 feet high, and covered in the most spectacular ice falls anyone has ever seen. And it’s all human-made. The Ouray Ice Park is the world’s premier location for ice climbing and attracts visitors from around the world. Nobody has ever attempted to create anything on this scale. How do they do it?

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Series Producer / Show Runner
  • Fixer

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Documentary DP
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Drone Operator
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Michael's Clients

  • PBS Newshour
  • ProPublica
  • PBS NC