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Summary

My parents fell in love working at Eastman Kodak and I have had a camera in my hand ever since. Hungry shooter/editor with a passion for perfection and an eye for detail. Enjoy traveling the world, cooking and jazz music. Experienced in commercial, documentary and music video production. My website is www.michaeldispenza.com and www.bluemonkfilms.com.

Credits

9/15 – Current

Cinematographer – Peter Greenberg Worldwide/Check Six Productions

Details
9/15 – Current

Main Cinematographer shooting on location field production for the 'Travel Detective' starring CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg.

9/16 – 9/16

Cinematographer Take Me Home

TRAVEL — News (TV) — Peter Greenberg Worldwide/Check Six Productions Details
9/16 – 9/16

B Cam operator following Peter Greenberg and Danny Devito in Asbury Park, NJ as they discuss their childhoods.

8/14 – 8/14

Cinematographer Brother's BBQ Pilot

Sizzle Reel — Reality/Doc (TV) — Think House Media Details
8/14 – 8/14

Cinematographer shooting Docustyle Reality Show pilot based on a family owned BBQ restaurant in Upstate NY.

7/14 – 8/14

Cinematographer Keyshia Cole 2

BET — Reality/Doc (TV) — DuBose Entertainment, Inc. Details
7/14 – 8/14

Cinematographer shooting A Cam for Keyshia Cole as she appeared on BET's 106 and Park.

1/14 – 4/14

Director – Samsung (Chael Worldwide)

Commercial/Ad — Blue Monk Films Details
1/14 – 4/14

Directed a worldwide campaign for the Samsung Galaxy Cup starring soccer superstar Lionel Messi. Preproduction in NYC and on location shooting in Barcelona. A joint effort between production houses in NYC/Barcalona/Seoul.

7/12 – 8/12

Cinematographer Snake Salvation Pilot

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Natgeo Details
7/12 – 8/12

Documenting the lives of Snake Charmers and Pentecostal ministers who lead congregations in the 100-year-old ritual of snake handling. Shot on C300's in Louisville, Kentucky.

7/12 – 7/12

Cinematographer Strange Exchange Pilot

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
7/12 – 7/12

Cinematographer for a Sizzle reel documenting the family run business, The Evolution Store in Soho, NYC.

10/10 – 11/10

Cinematographer Untitled Chuck Yeager Documentary

Film (Short) — General Chuck Yeager, Inc. Details
10/10 – 11/10

Documented General Chuck Yeagers 40th anniversary of being fleeing Nazi's during WWII in the South of France. Shot Panavision 35mm.

Media

  • NatGeoTV Snake Salvation Sizzle

  • Samsung Galaxy Cup - 'We Are Greater Than I'

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Education

Class of '09

Rochester Institute of Technology

BFA in Film Production

My Gear

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Arri SoftBank Kit
  • C Stands
  • Canon 5d Mark III
  • Canon L series Primes and Zooms
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Mac Pro
  • Macbook Pro
  • Panasonic GH4
  • RED Scarlet
  • Sony A7S

Skills

  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • DIT
  • Editor