Mike Christensen

Freelance Television Producer & Videographer

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Location:Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mikechristensen
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REEL LINKS

Mike Christensen Reel:
http://www.mediafire.com/?lc4caa78146o582

Recent Projects:
http://www.mediafire.com/?7t3dmvig06j881q
http://www.mediafire.com/?k13iqwv5uqkpb66

CAMERA PACKAGE

Sony XDCAM EX1 (1080P HD, variable frame rates)
Canon 7D (50mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm)

Camera Support items include:
- Tripod and Fluid Head (Bogen 519 Head)
- 4 Sennheiser G2 Wireless Mic’s with Countryman elements, Shotgun Mic (Rode NTG-1)
- Basic Grip Package (c-stands, cardellini clampls, bounce board, etc.)
- Lighting Equipment
o KinoFlo Diva 400 lighting kit (includes 2 lights and stands)
o Lowell Pro Lighting kit (includes 5 lights and stands)
o Litepanels “Mini Plus” 2 LED light kit w/ mounting gear & battery power

EXPERIENCE (Broadcast, Corporate, Web, Documentary, Music Video, Film)

BROADCAST

“Get Home Alive” – DP
Network: Travel Channel
About: 30-Minute show about near-death experiences, consisting of interviews w/survivors and rescue team, etc.
Link: N/A
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT 4/2011

“Biggest Looser” – Camera Operator
Network: NBC
About: Pound for Pound challenge with Utah Air National Guard
Link: http://www.pfpchallenge.com/BiggestLoser.aspx (scroll to video)
Shot on location at the Utah Air National Guard Base, Salt Lake City, UT 4/2011

“Gatorade Free Flow Tour” – Camera Operator
Network: Fuel
About: 30-Minute show covering the top amateur athletes in BMX Dirt, BMX Park, Skate Vert, and Skate Park. The winner in each category competes against the pros at the Dew Action Sports Tour Finals in October 2010.
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT. 09/2010

“Action Sports: The Freestyle Life #1” – Segment Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Network: MTV & NBC
About: 30-Minute show consisting of Athlete profiles, behind the scenes and live action coverage of Freestyle Motocross, Park and Vert Skating, Park and Vert BMX during the Dew Action Sports Tour. Shot on location in Cleveland (OH), Orlando (FL), Portland (OR), Salt Lake City (UT) & Baltimore (MD), New York City (NY), Long Beach (CA), Greenville (NC), etc. 5/2007 – 10/2007

“Action Sports: The Freestyle Life #2” – Segment Producer/DP/Editor
Network: MTV & NBC
About: 30-Minute show consisting of Professional Athlete profiles, behind the scenes and live action coverage of FMX, Skate Park and Vert, BMX Park and Vert, during the Dew Action Sports Tour. Shot on location in Cleveland (OH), Orlando (FL), Portland (OR), Salt Lake (UT), Temecula (CA), Camp Woodward (PA), Lake Tahoe (NV), Baltimore (MD), etc.

“Dew Sports Tour on MTV2” – Segment Producer/DP/Editor
Network: MTV
About: 30-Minute show consisting of Athlete profiles, behind the scenes and live action coverage of Freestyle Motocross, Park and Vert Skating, Park and Vert BMX during the 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour. Shot on location in Louisville (KY), Denver (CO), Sacramento (CA), Portland (OR), and Orlando (FL). 5/2006 – 10/2006.

“Paul Rodriguez’s AMForce” - Producer/Cam Operator/Editor
Network: NBC
About: Pro skateboarder Paul Rodriguez travels the country searching for the best amateur skateboarders to join his “AMForce” team.
Shot on location in Baltimore, MD, Cleveland, OH, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT,
and Orlando, FL. 5/2007 – 9/2007.

“Dew Sport Shorts”, Producer/Cam Operator/Editor
Network: NBC
About: Mountain Dew emerging athlete program.
Shot on location in Louisville (KY), Sacramento (CA), Denver (CO), and Orlando (FL).
5/2005 - 9/2006.

“MTV on the Rise”, Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Network: MTV2
About: Ten-minute artist profiles featuring the best up and coming bands from across the nation, including: Plain White T’s, Black Heart Procession, Pinback, Minus The Bear, The Lawrence Arms, Get Back Loretta, etc. Shot on location in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Columbus, San Diego, Salt Lake City, etc. 2/2006-9/2008
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“Dew Music Live in Austin” Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Network: MTV2
About: 30 min. live music and lifestyle show based around the SXSW Music and Film Festival - featuring artists: Public Enemy, Mastodon, Against Me, The Fratellis, UGK, Zion I, etc.
Shot on location in Austin, TX 3/2006, 3/2007

“Alt Press/Dew Music Showcase” Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Network: Fuse
About: 30 min. live music and lifestyle show based around the SXSW Music and Film Festival - featuring artists: Fall Out Boy, Jack’s Mannequin, Morning Wood, The Starting Line, etc.
Shot on location in Austin, TX 3/2005

“Dew Burning Van Live In Austin” Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Network: Fuse
About: 30 min. live music and lifestyle show based around the SXSW Music and Film Festival - featuring artists: Modest Mouse, The Killers, The Ravonettes, Coheed and Cambria, Sparta, NOFX, Snow Patrol, etc. Shot on location in Austin, TX 3/2004

“AMP Nation Spots”, Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Client: AMP Energy Drink
Executive Producer: Jim Milligan/FreedomZone
About: Series of 30-second commercials featuring artists: Houston Calls, A Change of Pace, Tub Ring, Steel Train, etc.
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT 7/2008.

“Comcast Sports: University of Utah Football” – Producer/Camera Operator
Network: Comcast
About: Live game coverage and post-game player interviews
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT during the fall 2008 and 2009 football seasons.

“Comcast Sports: Brigham Young University Football” – Producer/Camera Operator
Network: Comcast
About: Live game coverage and post-game player interviews
Shot on location in Provo, UT, during the fall 2008 and 2009 football seasons.

CORPORATE

“2010 Brisk Urban Spotter Program” – Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Client: Unilever/PepsiCo
About: 3-Minute Highlight video covering the 2010 Brisk Urban Spotter Program
Shot on location in Seattle, WA, 08/2010

“2010 Brisk Campus Marketing” – Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Client: Unilever/PepsiCo
About: 4-Minute video reviewing the Lipton Brisk College and University activations and reps.
Shot on location at the Penn State, University of Maryland, Temple University, University of Pittsburgh, etc. 08/2010

“Starbucks Doubleshot Film Festival – Los Angeles” – Producer/Camera Operator
Client: Starbucks
About: Short video covering the advance screening of the new HBO series “How to Make It in America” at UCLA. The event took place Spring Semester 2010 at UCLA and was sponsored by Starbucks Doubleshot. Shot on location at UCLA. 2/2010

“Starbucks Doubleshot Film Festival – New York” – Producer/Camera Operator
Client: Starbucks
About: Short video covering the advance screening of the new HBO series “How to Make It in America” at NYU. The event took place Spring Semester 2010.
Shot on Location in New York, NY. 3/2010

WEB

“YellowBrickRoad.com” – Director, DP, Editor, Gaffer
About: Fun and viral career help “Webisode” series focused on inspiring and educating teens and college students on important job related topics.
Link: http://youtu.be/qwabatsjn0k?hd=1
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT 6/2011

“OnlyOnlineMarketing.com” – Director, DP, Editor, Gaffer
About: Home-page Web Video for OnlyOnlineMarketing.com out of Chicago.
Link: http://youtu.be/E26gv3DBiaU?hd=1
Shot on location at Murdock Hyundai, Lindon, UT 5 /2011

“National Business Media: PPAI 2011” – DP, Editor
Network: On-line Content for Printwear Magazine
About: 25 – 3:00 clips featuring businesses in the promotional products industry
Shot on location in Las Vegas, NV. 1/2011

“National Business Media: SEMA 2010” – DP, Editor
Network: On-line Content for Performance Business and Restyling Magazines
About: 45 – 3:00 clips featuring businesses in the automotive performance & restyling industries.
Shot on location in Las Vegas, NV. 11/2010

“Matisyahu: Festival of Lights” – Camera Operator
Network: Live web cast on Bandcrashers.com
About: Hanukah, Festival of Lights celebration at Brooklyn Music Hall
Shot on location in Brooklyn, NY. 12/2010

“Redline BMX 35th Anniversary Tribute” – Camera Operator
Client: Seattle Bike Supply/Red Line
About: Red Line Bike’s 35th anniversary; tribute to Stu Anderson’s epic 1974 jump over 3 Porsche Carerras. Mike “Hucker” Clark jumps 3 Toyota trucks at Fuzzy Hall’s BMX Park.
Shot on location in Farmington, UT. 8/2008.

“Spark’s Power Play List”. Producer/Camera Operator/Editor
Client: Sparks/Miller Brewing Company
About: Promo video for Sparks/Miller Brewing Company reviewing their new in-store music promotion for C&G retailers across the country.
Shot on location in Salt Lake City, UT. 6/2008

“NASA Racing Championships” – Camera Operator
Client: Speedcast Productions
About: Event coverage of the 2009 NASA Finals at Larry H. Miller Motor Sports Park
Shot on location at LHM Motor Sports Park, Tooele, UT. 9/2009

DOCUMENTARY

“Away To Me” – Camera Operator
About: Film about competition sheep dogs and the relationship between the dogs and their handlers. www.sheepdogmovie.com
Shot on location at the Soldier Hollow Olympic Park, Midway, UT 09/2011

“American Addicts” – Camera Operator, Grip/Lighting Tech
About: Medical Documentary focused on Prescription Drug Abuse & the off-label marketing of drugs by pharmaceutical companies.
Shot on location at BYU and Salt Lake City, UT 6/2011

“24 Hours: The Mixtape” – Producer, Camera Operator, Grip/Lighting Tech
About: Documentary following the story of a group of artists that create a record in 24 hours. Featuring Prince Po, MC Zumbi (Zion-I), DJ Brisk, Finale, Concise Kilgore, etc.
Shot on location in SLC, UT 7/2010

MUSIC VIDEO

“Gypsy Queen” – Second Cam, Gaffer
Music Video for hip-hop artist “Don Dada”
Link: http://vimeo.com/6551785
Shot on Location in Miami, FL

“60 Million Dollar Flow” – Gaffer
Music Video for hip-hop artist “Glasses Malone”
Link: http://vimeo.com/6525378
Shot on Location in SLC, UT

“Don’t Get Us Wrong” – Second Cam, Gaffer
Music Video for hip-hop artist “Substance Abuse”
Link: http://youtu.be/ZascjLgw3eY?hd=1
Shot on Location in Los Angeles, CA

“Respect Mah Gansta” – Gaffer
Music Video for hip-hop artist “Glasses Malone”
Link: http://youtu.be/_MNK9H3WK-k?hd=1&t=4s
Shot on Location in SLC, UT

FILM (Partial list)

Second Assistant Director
Film: “A Town Has Turned To Dust”
About: Rod Serling post-apocalyptic story featuring actors Ron Perlman and Stephen Lang.

Second Assitant Director
Film: “The White Indian Boy”
About: Feature film starring Dave Matthews, etc.

First Assistant Director
Film/commercial: “Q-Lube”
About: :30 sec spot featuring Utah Jazz Players

Assistant Production Coordinator
Film: “Liar, Liar”
About: Feature film shot at Universal Studios starring Jim Carrey

Lighting Technician
Film: “The Runner”
About: Feature film starring John Goodman and Courtney Cox

Set Production Assistant
Film: “Independence Day”
About: Feature Film starring Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, etc.

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
B.A., Humanities, minor degrees in Film and Economics, 1995