In a career behind the camera spanning 15 years, Michael's has gained experience in many modes of visual storytelling. He has shot three feature films and dozens of shorts, commercials, music videos and series pilots, serving as DP & Camera Operator. Michael earned a B.A. in Cinema from Denison University and an M.F.A. in Film Production from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, where he was nominated for the Kodak Scholarship and twice received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant.
Michael is also an accomplished visual journalist, having captured images on assignment around the world for charities including the Special Olympics, African Education Program, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Rebuilding Together. He is an editorial contributor to Shutterstock, and his photos have been featured by Getty Images, CNN, Zagat, Conde Nast, Architectural Record, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Toronto Sun and Time Out London.