Michel Villeneuve Cinematographer
Commercials Documentaries Promotions Videos Features Special Projects
Director of Photography with an exceptional depth and breadth of experience and a strong reputation for exceeding expectations: acknowledged for quality of work, meeting deadlines, and establishing the ideal visual look. Calm demeanour– productive under pressure. Full production execution available.
Leverage knowledge of each position’s nuances to contribute to smooth operation and superior outcomes.
Key Skills & Knowledge
Full-service Production Location & Studio Productions Film Stock Selection
Budget Management Lighting Camera Operation Team Player, Collaborations
All Crew Duties Meeting Deadlines Strong Planning & Organization
Television Broadcasting Diploma – Mohawk College Rockport Maine Workshop
I offer not only deep experience – 25 years’ worth – but a passion for cinema in all its forms, creatively envisioning and capably executing major multi-episode projects to modest commercials.
NHL Global Television National Film Board
The Discovery Channel Sportsnet TSN Kraft Celebration Tours
CTV Olympics Alarm Force Commercials Blue Jays Spring Training Promos
Director of Photography (Cinematographer Blue Newt Media Group Inc. 2012 – Present
N. B. The following is representative of the last 20+ years of experience:
Lead select crew to deliver on small to year-long special projects, managing budgets and crew productivity, overseeing quality of work, and striving to overachieve and exceed expectations.
Rely on core of 6 and expanded crew of 100+ demonstrating workmanship, dedication to our craft, and passion for individual tasks –camera, audio, grip, prompters, and other technical support.
Served as TSN-NBC-CTV DOP for one year (2014 – 2015); contracted for repeat engagements.
Continue solidifying reputation, employing “A-level” crew, using top film gear, troubleshooting, keeping tight organization for productivity, and delivering above expectations.
Execute client location field camera operations, audio setup and recording for location and studio shoots, and set up appropriate lighting for location and studio shoots; contribute to effectiveness of each role in support of delivering a quality end-product to a variety of clients.
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Director of Photography:
Molson Canada’s SARSfest documentary Headliner: Rolling Stones
Global Television’s National POPStars series & episodes of CTV’s Canadian Idol
CBC’s Gretsky’s Final Game – also as Game Cameraman
Contributed to several award-winning projects
Director of Photography (Cinematographer) Paige 2 Productions 10 years
Director of Photography (Cinematographer) Mc. V. Productions 6 years
ENG News Cameraman CBC National and Local News Broadcasts 1 year
General Broadcast Technician CBC Network 6 years
Video Production Specialist Hamilton Board of Education 3 years
Selected Credits (full list of credits available)
2017 – DOP
Toronto Argonauts Commercials/Promos
Think Protection National Commercial
Toronto Blue Jays Blue Jays/Sportsnet
National Film Board Documentary Charlie Angus NDP
2016 – DOP
Daily Planet The Discovery Channel
Doyle Security, NY State Commercial
Pan American Games, CBC Host Broadcaster
2015 – DOP
TSN Kraft Celebration Tour
Toronto Blue Jays/Sportsnet Commercial/Promo
2014 - DOP
Avanti Security Commercials
CTV John Stewart, Eugene Levy & Steven Colbert Shows
Global TV Deal or No Deal
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