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Michael Downey

Director Of Photography

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New York, USA

Istanbul, Turkey

About Me

Michael Downey is a director of photography, director, producer, photographer and journalist. His work has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC World, Vice, The New York Times, NBC, CNN, PBS, Rolling Stone, and other broadcast, streaming and online outlets.Downey first covered the uprising in Egypt before moving to Lebanon to report on t... Read More

Michael Downey is a director of photography, director, producer, photographer and journalist. His work has appeared on Channel 4, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC World, Vice, The New York Times, NBC, CNN, PBS, Rolling Stone, and other broadcast, streaming and online outlets.

Downey first covered the uprising in Egypt before moving to Lebanon to report on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis, and conflict in Iraq, among other issues. His first work in the region was as a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine, after which he transitioned into photojournalism and film. He has photographed artists for Rolling Stone; produced and filmed documentaries for Channel 4; shot, edited, and produced stories and documentaries for the BBC from Lebanon, Syria, Libya Iraq and Turkey; and worked on various independent film projects and television series as Director of Photography and Director. Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
HEFAT - Hostile Environment and First Aid Training / BBC / 2018
HEFAT - Hostile Environment and First Aid Training BBC2018

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Commercials

    Feature Film

    Online Content

    Short Film

    Non Broadcast

    Video on demand

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    Arabic (Conversational)

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)

    Edit Producing

    First Aid

    FX9

    Glider Pilot

    Hostile Environment

    I Visa USA

    PADI Diving Licence

    Script Writing

    Secret Filming

    Skiing

    Snowboarding

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    4K

    Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Premiere

    Arri Alexa Mini

    Arri Alexa XT

    Arri Alexa XT M

    Arri Alexa XT PLUS

    Arri Alexa XT Studio

    ARRI AMIRA

    Canon 5D MKIII

    Canon C300 Mark II

    Canon C300 Mark III

    Canon EOS C100

    Canon EOS C100 MKII

    Canon EOS C300

    Colour

    DaVinci Resolve

    DSLR

    FCP

    Final Cut Pro X

    Fixed Rig Experience

    GoPro

    Lighting

    Lighting Camera

    Lighting Camera Person

    Multicamera Directing

    Phantom HD High Speed

    Red EPIC-M

    Red EPIC-X

    RED One MX

    Red Raven

    Red SCARLET-W

    Red Weapon Forged

    Red Weapon Magnesium

    Red Weapon Woven

    Remote Location Training

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony a7S II

    Sony PMW-F55

    Sony PXW-FS5

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Sony PXW-FX9

    Steadicam

    Studio Experience

    Underwater Filming

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