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Mike K.

San Francisco, CA, USA

20 reviews

$800 - $2000 / Day

About

Mike is a video journalist with over eight years of video production experience and an MFA in Filmmaking from American University in Washington, DC. He is a visual storyteller with extensive experience operating as an all-in-one producer and videographer in the field. Mike's most recent work was produced for The San Francisco Standard—an upstart digital media company in San Francisco—where he worked as a staff video journalist and contributed his filmmaking skills to the team's coverage of the city and wider Bay Area. Mike's video journalism work at The Standard helped establish and solidify the company's online presence as one of the most active, informative and engaging news organizations in the Bay Area. Mike also has extensive experience as a freelance videographer, Director of Photography and video editor. His work has been published in established media outlets such as Business Insider, CNBC, Bloomberg, Voice of America, 60 Second Docs, Cheddar, and Brut. He has also produced, shot, and edited a variety of independent documentary films which have screened on public television and at film festivals such as the DC Environmental Film Festival, the California Independent Film Festival, Water Docs, the Washington, DC International Film Festival and others. He is passionate about documentary storytelling and bringing ordinary peoples' lives to life through video.

Top Services

Documentary DP
12 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
11 reviews
Video Editor - Documentary
1 review

Clients

Top Reviews

  • March • 2021

    Mike came through in a pinch for us and delivered a high quality product! He was a lone shooter but was able to not only shoot a 2-camera interview, but followed our subject along throughout the entire day and shot a wide range of b-roll for us as well. He even got to shoot some drone footage for us before he left for the day, which will really add to our piece! He was professional throughout the project and very easy to work with.

    Jonathan at CNBC Digital Video
  • July • 2020

    Mike was so easy to work with! Prompt, attentive, and great at what he does! He made our interview subjects feel comfortable (which was doubly important during the pandemic) and he got us a well lit, nice looking shot. Highly recommend Mike for any interview needs

    Carl at Cheddar
  • March • 2021

    Mike did a fantastic job on our project. He's a very competent shooter, was very professional with our subject and followed our direction perfectly. I look forward to working with him again in the future.

    Julianne at Bloomberg Originals Shorts

Top Projects

Equipment

Camera

  • 4K Camera
  • Drone Camera

Audio

  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone

Miscellaneous

  • External Recorder
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

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

Post Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Transcriber

Miscellaneous

  • Production Company
  • Fixer