Michael Woods is an experimental filmmaker, video artist, cinematographer, editor, and teacher based in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for film production in 2010, he has been working as a freelance editor, sound designer, and cinematographer on feature, short films, commercials, and corporate videos. He has 13 years experience as an editor working in Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, and Adobe Premiere, with additional working experience in Logic Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Photoshop, and After Effects.
Michael recently edited, co-wrote, and sound designed the upcoming feature film, Am I Don Quixote?, written and directed by Brooklyn Filmmaker's Collective member, Jimmy Ferguson. Segments of the film were selected as a work-in-progress and screened at the Lincoln Center during IFP week and at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival. It will be released to festivals in late 2016.
Michael's commercial and corporate video experience includes editing work for Shell, Netflix, Persol Sunglasses, Gensler, Coca-Cola, the NCSEA, and the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential Campaign. In addition, he was the managing editor for NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's Open Education platform.
In addition, Michael has been working as a film teacher since 2011. He was a creative trainer at Apple and a workshop facilitator at Downtown Community Television Center in NYC. He has written curriculum and taught classes on editing and storytelling for documentary, lighting for video, Final Cut Pro 7 & X, and he currently teaches the Adobe Premiere and Live Production VR classes at Studio Arts.
Michael's experimental film and video art has been screened at several film festivals and television networks internationally. His work combines super 8, 16mm, 35mm, analog video, and HD video with computer generated art and has been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Paris Different and Experimental Cinemas Festival, the Montreal Underground Film Festival, LACDA Gallery in Los Angeles, Coastal Currents Art Festival, New Jersey International Film Festival, Syracuse International Film Festival, Usurp Gallery, Boomtown Film and Music Festival, NYU's Sight and Sound Showcase, and many other festivals worldwide. Several of his short films appear on rotation at Souvenirs from Earth TV and Delete TV, broadcasting on cable in France, Germany, and Australia. His work will be featured in the upcoming issues of Art Reveal and Film International magazines. Currently Michael is working on an experimental virtual reality piece and two feature films in post-production which he also wrote, produced, directed, sound designed, and animated. A trailer for his feature film, [EXODUS] Melencolia currently airs in rotation on Souvenirs from Earth TV.