+ MIKE SVITAK + DP

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Michael’s passion for filmmaking took root at a very young age on the plains of Boulder, Colorado; and since then, he has shared his craft with an equally talented roster of directors. In 2008, Michael won the "Emerging Cinematographer’s Award" from the International Cinematographer’s Guild for a short film titled, “Noisemaker.” Michael has filmed as Primary Cinematographer on multiple features and documentaries, including: "Waiting for Lightning", a documentary about pro-skateboarder, Danny Way. Michael also collaborated on the feature films: "Fathers and Daughters", "Chop Shop", "Need For Speed" and "Deadfall" as 2nd Unit Director of Photography. 

He has had the pleasure of working with the industry's most talented directors on memorable commercials, with clients such as: Burger King, Ducati, Nissan, Jeep, Gatorade, Marine Corps, Land Rover, BMW, Callaway Golf and The Grammys.  Most recently, he shot the documentary, "The Distortion of Sound" for Harman. When he is not filming, he is changing diapers or covering the “Mommy and Me” class at the local Y… He loves being a new father of two.

His western sensibility makes Michael a great collaborator and a Director / DP who knows how to be patient for just the right amount of time--to capture that perfect shot.