As an experienced manager, editor, camera woman and underwater cinematography instructor, my tenacious and proactive approach has resulted in numerous important contract wins. My excellent networking skills have provided my team with vital client leads, developing long term client relationships from a reliable and trustworthy work ethic. Existing and new clients will be impressed with my meticulous attention to detail, and friendly, professional manner.
1st September 2019 - Present
Working as a freelancer and travelling around the world as a camerawoman, editor and voice-over artist and have been an amazing experience with new and old team members, a fantastic opportunity I aim to grasp with both hands.
Editor/Camerawoman/Director at Sky News Arabia/Euronews
1st September 2018 - 1st September 2019
Working at Sky News Arabia in the Euronews team as only editor for the program Inspire Middle East. This incredible program is the eye opening telescope across Europe and into the Middle East showing Europe the mystical and magical culture that is thriving in the GCC. Travelling and being camerawoman and editor for programs such as El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt and working editing the shows from the Sky News Arabia Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi have been an amazing experience with a fantastic team.
Head of Creative at The Studio Dubai
12th January 2017 - 30th August 2018
The Studio Dubai has welcomed me into the Senior Management Team this year. I hope this reflects the amount I have learned and enjoyed this last couple of years. Met some incredible people and got to witness some fantastic events and have really honed my skills as a videographer more than I could have ever hoped for. I am grateful for the new opportunity and look forward to the future.
Head of Videography at The Studio Dubai
18th January 2015 - Present
My showreel of my time in Dubai with The Studio Dubai this year. All footage shot and edited by myself and I hope this reflects the amount I have learned and enjoyed this last few months. Met some incredible people and got to witness some fantastic events.
21st September 2013 - 15th January 2015
Working within small production houses, making commercials and advertising companies within the Vancouver, B.C. area, i.e. Tell Your Story Productions and Shop-about-tours; Show-reel that I filmed, Directed, Edited and Produced.
Yelp* UK Ltd.
Manager at The Film Company, Koh Tao
24th January 2010 - 4th September 2013
For four years, managed a cinematography company in Koh Tao, Thailand. Including filming underwater weddings, engagements, adverts for the Thailand Travel Authority and the Chinese Travel Authority and many other ventures both on-land and underwater. Show-reel below that I filmed, Directed, Edited and Produced.
2002 - 2005
BA/BSc Degree in Film Criticism and Psychology
PADI Underwater Cinematographer
PADI Dive Instructor
2008 - present
Certified PADI Underwater Cinematography and Dive Instructor
Michelle is a bright bubbly enthusiastic member of any team. She understands what is needed to get a job done and will ensure she rises to every challenge presented to her. She has the ability to make clients and colleagues feel that they have been listened to and understood and is able to clearly and concisely identify and manage concerns and offer viable solutions.
I can genuinely say that Michelle (Chelle) was one of, if not THE, finest videographers i saw on my 3 years working with her on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand. The skill and energy which she put into her work was a cut above the rest. From daring underwater shots, to the studio editing, and the final presentation, the work was fantastic. Some of the videos I had the pleasure of seeing were truly remarkable and i would highly recommend Chelle to anyone..! She is sorely missed!
Professionalism, creative, organized, are just a few words to describe Michelle while she was working on a video for my tour company. She was easy to work with, and communicated clearly with me and my retail partners. She managed my expectations, included me in the filming process and delivered a GREAT video in a short period of time. I am positive she will succeed at anything she does, due to her drive and positive attitude.
Chelle is a sunray who gets everyone relaxed in front of the camera. She finds and catches those rememberable moments you just want to have on video for ever to share your most fantastic moments with family and friends.
I have known this young lady for a while now. She is very competent and very helpful . Always happy and has a love for diving and underwater camera work. She is also very good with her diving skills and her film making. She has no problem organising groups , teaching, and getting the best out of people.
She really is a nice kid and very good at what she does.
Canon 5D IV
Sony A7S Mark II
Zhiyun Crane Two
Miller Air and Benro Tripods
DJI Mavic Air Drone
GoPro Karma Drone
GoPro Hero 6 & Gimbal
H6N Zoom Microphone
Boya Lavalier/Lapel Mics
Lighting & Light Stands
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe After Effects
Final Cut Pro 7
DVD Studio Pro