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For 20 years Michael has been telling stories at 24 frames per second. Trusting rhythm, hitting beats and building moments. An artist from childhood, his interest in filmmaking took hold as he was finishing high school. “I’m convinced I could’ve had a successful future in any of the arts be it a musician, a singer, an actor, a painter…I gravitated to film as it incorporated all aspects of these disciplines. Over the years I’ve discovered that there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing than creatively exploiting images to tell a story. That’s all editing really is anyway; creative problem solving and unadulterated manipulation. And staying invisible. By that I mean not letting the edit interfere with the viewing experience. If the audience can become immersed in the story then I’ve done my job. However, there’s nothing quite like watching the audience physically react to a moment I’ve created, be it sweating palms, the unexpected jump or full on screaming.” In 1993 Michael met AVID and AVID met Michael. It was love at first sight. Cutting felt possible at the speed of thought. Digital editing was destined to be the future. In 1996 Michael honed his story skills on a seven year stint with the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated CBS drama “Touched by an Angel”. 200 episodes later Michael had cut across multiple genres and had been able to work with several notable Hollywood directors such as Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, The Wire), Bethany Rooney (Brothers and Sisters, 90210) and Gene