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Welcome to orlandosteadicam.com, the digital portfolio
of Steadicam Owner/Operator, Mike Germond. I am able to work as local in
Michigan and Florida, but am willing to travel for your production. This site is dedicated to introducing you to me and the work
that I do. As an Operator with a post-production background, my goal is to translate the technical art of Steadicam to your production
in a manner that advances your story line.
biography I am a Michigan native, currently living in Central Florida, and able to work as local in both states. I have heavy experience in Live TV/Event, Commercial, Corporate, Concert and Film production. Experienced formats include 35mm, 16mm, RED One/Epic, Varicam, XDCAM. I have worked with many high profile clients, including Golf Channel/NBC Sports, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, ESPN, FSN, NASCAR, Cisco, PGA of America, and SAP.
Since a young age, I was passionate about the technical aspects of Film/Video production, but had no ties to the industry. One thing I could do on my own was to turn average footage into stunning images through post-production, an itch which began the pursuit for the "Wow Factor", an aesthetic that leaves the audiance asking "how did they do that?"
During college, I pushed open many doors and was blessed with a variety of opportunities to succeed in multiple aspects of the industry. I was hired as a post-production intern at Grand Rapids, MI based Lawrence Productions Inc. where my passion for achieving the "Wow Factor" for the viewers was fueled by observing professionals in the Avid rooms. But it was my experiences outside of the office that introduced me to 35mm film, professional cinematography, and the art of Steadicam. It was clear that I could make images through the camera that moved audiences on a greater scale than anything I could do as an editor.
I had not even graduated college yet, but knew what I wanted to do. I paid my way out to Los Angeles to receive personal Steadicam training from the professionals at Tiffen. Since then, it has been a whirlwind. For my Alma Mater, I produced two feature/magazine and sports highlight shows that still live on, and multiple jumbotron and NCAA Football recruiting videos that featured my Steadicam. Since then, I have expanded my skills into the commercial world, translating my ambition into successful marketing campaigns for multiple high end clients. In 2010, I shot my first big Feature Film as "B" Camera/Steadicam Operator. I see every day as an opportunity to better my work. I am currently booked as the Senior Steadicam Operator for the Golf Channel, where I've been successful in creating a flashy, yet polished Steadicam look for the network's first 360° High Definition studio. I am available to consider and book new projects.