Sunday, November 29, 2015


Got to work with Ryan McGinley and Darren Lew on this Calvin Klein spot a few months ago in Puerto Rico.  Was a total blast and it looks amazing!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Where The Fast Lane Ends

Just finished principal photography on my third movie with Tom Webber and Mark and Frank Miller.  

Where The Fast Lane Ends was my second full length feature film as DP (on the back of one feature length doc, one 55min kids movie, two shorts, 7 seasons of network television second units and a whole bunch of commercials and music videos).   

Each time it gets more fun and I'm pretty sure I'm improving too.  I know this will be the best looking project I've ever worked on.   

Aside from the amazing directing and producing team, I could not have done it without the amazing crew.  Greg, Josh, Jared, Bret, Jeff, Salim, Joel and Dino all came up from Florida and we got the rest of the crew from Tennessee.  

Really a great experience and a great bunch of people to work with.  Already looking forward to the next one. 

I'll finish up the year with two week long Sandals jobs with my Phoenix Films family.  Life is good.  

Looking forward to getting home and spending some quality time with my amazing wife and kids!

Serious DP Mike
Lighting or giving a Karate chop (not sure)
Totally amazing locations 
Goofy me
Greg and I figuring out the next shot
And what movie would be complete without a bull.  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

American Horror Story season 5

Another busy year.  I was in LA a few weeks ago for Disney and now I'm back again.  This time for American Horror Story season 5.   I'm shooting promos with the same group I shot promos with last season in New Orleans.  

The added bonus of this season is I get to spend some time with my west coast family, including my brother Grady (who works at Paramount where we are shooting) and I get to meet my niece (Finley Rose Gamble).  

I also get to fly a new Alexa Mini (I'll have my own in a few days) on my Steadicam.  So far the camera is awesome and is even lighter, smaller and more well balanced than I had hoped.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Me, my girl and the mouse.

I've lost count at this point how many jobs I've done for Disney.  This time they brought me out to Los Angeles to shoot Disney Land.  

I always have fun shooting with a great crew and, well, let's face it, the best talent in the biz.  
And yea, it's super hot and sunny so I'm 
wearing my uber fashionable sun suit.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Puerto Rico

Shooting a Calvin Klein spot on the island of Vieques.  
Some of the nicest hotels I've stayed in.  

And some of the nicest bathrooms too!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Luci Liu

Got to hang with Luci Liu who directed an episode of Graceland.  
Having fun day playing on Graceland this season instead of doing the show full time.  Looking forward to more days on set this season.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Just finished a commercial for Bright House in Tampa.  Worked with a great crew in one of the coolest buildings I've ever been in.