M. G.

Social Media & Branding Video Producer / Cinematographer / Editor

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Experience: 15 Years
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Overview

Award Winning Multi-Platform Video Producer, Director, Cinematographer & Editor

• Successful Producer/Director of many online news segments, high-profile interviews and performance features. Specialize in producing, shooting and editing branded content for all social media platforms.

• Skilled cinematographer & editor with over 15 years experience creating engaging and articulate non-fiction programming. Ability to manage multiple productions.

• Project Manager with strong record of implementing scalable media solutions and maintaining cutting edge best practices. Liaise with sales, 3rd party production companies and prospective sponsors. Liaise with fellow producers, directors, talent, post production, camera operators, and audio producers to deliver segments on a regular basis.

* Work successfully within budgets and delivery timelines

I grew up in the sports world since my father was a sports editor in southern Virginia. I have worked in the past as a producer or cameraman with companies such as ESPN X Games, AOL Music, NBA Entertainment and the Tennis Channel.

From 2007-2011, I created and ran the video department for the west coast division of the Hollywood Reporter I also helped provide video to its sister companies Billboard and [you must be logged in to see this link]. I was DP/Cameraman, producer and editor on most video segments that were posted on the website.
I helped create and execute the video coverage for the critically acclaimed Oscar and Emmy roundtables from its inception as well as their film festival and live events coverage. I was an integral part of increasing the websites video traffic to record levels.
Im also a professional photographer with many high profile artists and actors in my portfolio.

Im very easy to work with and am extremely professional, I can work with all types of budgets and situations.

Experience

SAG Foundation Oscar Screenings Q&AThe Hollywood ReporterBillboardBackstageNBA EntertainmentNew School of CookingThe Tennis ChannelAOL MusicYoung HollywoodESPN X-GamesSundance Film FestivalIron Battalion CrossfitSonicsmithsInstant Films

Education / Qualifications

James Madison University UCLA Cinematography Extension Certificate

Skills

CinematographyFilm DirectionFilm Production
Non-linear editing systemPhotographySocial Media Marketing
Video editingVideo productionCommercial Cinematography

Awards

Best Cinematography "Instant Films Festival" (multiple times)Winner best comedy short film [you must be logged in to see this link] "Hollyshorts Film Festival"

Recommendations (5)

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Tina Sen

IWanttobuthow.com

May 9th 2016
Working with M. G. is an absolute joy and he is a complete professional. He is an amazing video producer and photographer. Even though he has worked with most of the top actors and musicians in the entertainment world, he made me feel like my personal blog was just as important.
His video production and photography have helped my blog grow tremendously in all phases of my social media platforms. M. has a great eye and creative style that shows in his work and he is very helpful explaining why certain media or photos work well with each social media platform. I highly recommend M. if you need any video production or photography.
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Sam Estes

Co-Owner at Sonicsmiths

May 9th 2016
M. is a fantastic person to work with. He's extremely professional and gets amazing results. Really love working with him and seeing how he interacts with the other members of our team. He takes our ideas and is able to execute them extremely well. The direction he gives is incredibly valuable and I have utmost respect for his feedback.
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Peter Lebow

Writer / Producer

May 9th 2016
I have worked with Mike for the past decade. Whether it is interviewing some of the biggest stars in the world for AOL or working on comedies, I can always depend on Mike to bring his A game. His level of enthusiasm and production know how makes him a pleasure to work with.
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J Bush

SAG-AFTRA Foundation

May 9th 2016
M. has filmed many events for us. He is very easy to work with, provides content immediately, is professional, can adapt to all sorts of venues/situations and he has an amazing attitude. I would highly recommend working with him!
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John Alperti

Freelance Editor

May 11th 2016
Mike is a great guy personally and professionally. He can do it all! Edit, shoot, produce. He's a jack of all trades. I've worked with him on numerous projects and he is alway enthusiastic, creative and on point. He always makes long shoot days go by in a heartbeat. I hope to work with him again.

John
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