Michael Griffith Resume

Director of Photography/ Camera/ Lighting

One of Michael’s greatest strengths is the ability to work with people who have a broad range of experiences and personalities. Michael has developed an ability to act with composure in the most high-pressure environments. Michael has been blessed with a tremendous gift to spend time with many of the people who have shaped the world today. This is a gift that he does not take lightly or for granted.

Education:

A graduate of SDSU, Michael holds degrees in Television/Film & Psychology.

Documentary/ Broadcast TV:

  • War in the Wind – A one hour doc that chronicled the nine month journey of teams in their quest to capture the world’s most prestigious sailing competition, The America’s Cup.
  • Running Mate – A two hour doc that covered the recent history of the Vice Presidency.
  • Anatomy of a Homicide – An Emmy-nominated two hour doc showing a detailed behind the scenes view of an episode of the critically acclaimed NBC series “Homicide: Life on the Streets”.
  • The Press Secretary – A one hour doc exploring the relationship between the press and the White House. This award winning project was shot on location at the White House in High Definition.

Medical:

Numerous projects covering innovative surgical procedures and medical devices used to improve the quality of life for people dealing with a range of ailments and diseases. Many of these projects were produced with the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and SVC International.

Pharmaceutical:

Projects with leaders in the Pharmaceutical industry include national sales and management training as well as new product launches. Michael has also worked on many videos detailing advances in scientific research. These projects required extensive shooting in lab settings with renowned scientists.

Corporate:

Projects include best practices, human resources, product and service launches, often working directly with the CEO. A small sampling of the clients include: Qualcomm, IBM, EMC, Pfizer, SAIC, Sempra, Disney, Hewlett Packard, General Motors, SAKS and Kraft Foods.

Sports:

Numerous features and segments for ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, CBS, NBC, ABC and The Golf Channel. Michael has shot interviews with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Mark O’Meara, Fred Couples, Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Lou Pinella, Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, John Wooden, Junior Seau, LaDanian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Antonio Gates, Shawne Merriman, Doug Flutie, and Dennis Conner to name a few.