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Toronto, ON, Canada
December 04, 2019

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Michel Villeneuve Cinematographer 416-***-****

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.

Client Sampler

NHL Global Television National Film Board

The Discovery Channel Sportsnet TSN Kraft Celebration Tours

CTV Olympics Alarm Force Commercials Blue Jays Spring Training Promos

Professional Experience

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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Career Notables

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

Earlier Positions:

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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