"I actually love what I do so I am ALWAYS willing to negotiate on the right project! I also volunteer if it is for a good cause! And feel free to give me a ring for consultation - I can help you with your video projects in more than one way! I also do Playback/VTR for Playback Systems LLC"
New York City Director-Producer, DOP/Camera Operator (Owner/Operator), Video Editor
mikesimo.com - pw: "simo"
CELL #: 718-614-0786 - call or text, text preferred (leave a message if no answer)
I am a go-to New York City director-producer, DOP, Cam-Op and Editor. I freelance and operate as my own business. I am continuously building my reel as a director and DOP and would love to shoot your projects! I can rent out my gear but I would prefer to shoot with my gear (or other gear if that's the case). I specialize in handheld operation and gimbal operation (I have a MoVi M15), with the ability to produce very organic movements from years of hands-on experience and what I believe is one of my gifts - to quickly compose shots and pour my heart into it. With a strong editor's mind, I've been able to move my shots in the right way to make the edit flow it's best and make the job on the editor much easier. I believe that there is a lot more to operating than the technical. A lot of it comes from within the operator - there's a feeling that is constantly being chased while shooting and there is a fine art to it. With over 10 years experience, I hope to bring your ideas to life in the most beautiful way!
I am an all-around filmmaker and may be able to help you in more than one way! I have expertise in Directing, Executive Production/Production Management (line-producing), Camera Operation, Assistant Camera, VTR (playback, through Playback Systems LLC - full QTake and Raptor Kits available, OLED & LCD Monitors of various sizes, Green Screen/Compositing and advanced Special Effects), Media Management, Executive Post-Production/Post-Production Management (post line producer), Video Editing, Color Grading, Final Sound Mixing/ Conforming. I also offer consultation.
Previous to freelancing I was the Senior Video Director & Editor at 360i digital media agency, creating award-winning work (including Cannes Lions) for clients such as Canon, Lean Cuisine, HBO/AMC, Oreo, Nespresso, Absolut, Stella Artois/Jameson (ABI), Christopher Reeve's Foundation, JDRF, Target, and more! Before 360i, I worked as a freelancer on New York City commercial productions (including TV, indie Feature, music videos, corporate videos, social content) as a B-Unit Director, DOP, Camera Operator, Asst. Camera Operator, VTR/Playback, Media Management, and Key Production Assistant. Throughout my entire career I have continued to grow and develop as a video editor.
MikeSimo.com - pw: "simo"
2 Reviews (100% Positive)
Everything went smoothly and gear was handled professionally. Thanks Michael!
Very smooth rental! Michael was timely, kind, and treated the gear well! Would be happy to rent to him again - Thanks!