Michael A. Filson
Videographer • Editor • Producer • Photographer • Digital Marketer
Michael Filson is an outgoing, hard working media professional who is returning from freelancing and being a stay-at-home-parent to continue his career in a full time capacity. He has recently completed a digital marketing certificate. He has a passion for cameras, storytelling, and bow ties.
Impact: Improve client online streaming quality resulting in 400% increase in pay Improve client results with impactful videography
Drive client satisfaction rate
Create high quality videos. Consult with clients
End to end process on projects from ideation to delivery to client
Write, produce, shoot, and edit videos and photograph for hire. Encode for web
Freelance Clients Include: Cannon Media Consulting, Daly Video Services, The RoboGames.
Projects Include: DocuSign, Twitch.tv, Leap Frog
Impact: Improved crew links from the field and reduce set up time for live shots. Increased tower camera weather and beauty shots by 50%.
Improved communication and cooperation between control room and field
Operate microwave towers, satellite dishes, and tower cameras to facilitate live broadcast
Connect crews in field to station using microwave towers and satellite dishes. Ingest
incoming footage to station servers for editing and broadcast
Creatively use tower cameras to support traffic and weather. Operate in high
pressure, deadline based environment with little or no tolerance for error
Impact: Improved print journalist on camera performance by 60% Increased bureau video production by 200%
Improved bureau quality by 100%
Produced video in support of the journalists at the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch.
Operated multi-camera studio with green screen and keying.
Produced field stories.
Trained print journalists to get camera ready, friendly and comfortable.
Operated live studio for remote interviews.
Managed stock video archive
Impact: Improved weekend editing performance reliability by 50% Contributed to a group of highly skilled, well trained professionals Became a go to person for reliability
Edited video for news voice overs, packages and interviews.
Fed material to Network and servers.
Lit, shot and edited news stories for broadcast.
Impact: Part of a three person start up to serve an underserved community
Won Press Photographer Breaking News Award
Won public accolades from many various and diverse community groups
Helped create news program from ground up, including people, equipment, & workflow.
Shot and edited news stories for broadcast on local news channel.
Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, News Edit, Avid Inews, Newsbrowse, & Compressor, MailChimp, Google Docs, Google Tag Manager, & Google Analytics
Formats & Cameras
ENG, EFP, HD, DSLR, HDSLR, 4K, UHD, 720P, & 1080P JVC-RM750, Panasonic GH4, Canon C100, & Panasonic HVX-200
East Bay Media Center – Berkeley, CA
California State University, East Bay – Bachelor of Arts, History
KSUH, Television News & Children’s Programming (student editor) – Hayward, CA
General Assembly - Digital Marketing Certificate
San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association Spot News - 1st Place - 2004 - “Janopaul Pallet Fire”
Customer Service Award - Whole Foods Market “Cool Beans”