Michael Wohl is an accomplished director, winning the coveted CINE Golden Eagle award for his 1993 Fictional Documentary: “Theatereality,” which received awards from the Mill Valley Film Festival, Manchester Int’l Film Festival, Valladolid Int’l Film Festival and Leipzig Int’l Film Festival.
Wohl is also co-founder and artistic director of Bare Witness Productions, a collaboration of actors, filmmakers and writers utilizing new technologies and improvisational techniques to create short dramatic films that are distributed over the internet.
Wohl has directed for an MTV style program called “POST! Music Television” as well as many live music events and videos for several bands, including Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums.
His documentary work includes “Swing Dancing in the 90’s” and “Artful Dodgers” as well as a wealth of corporate communications spots for clients such as Chevron and Apple Computer.
As a screenwriter, Michael co-authored “Theatereality” and has completed five feature screenplays including “One-Point-Oh,” “Rooftop Carnival” and “Front of the House.”
A true renaissance man, Michael Wohl acted as Software Designer and Technical Consultant for various film and video editing software products including Adobe Premiere, Adobe AfterEffects, and was one of the principal designers for Apple’s Final Cut Pro. Michael. has taught Film Production, and Editing at San Francisco State University and the American Film Institute, and is considered one of the world’s leading experts on digital video.
Wohl has traveled all over the globe lecturing on digital filmmaking, the digital future, and the impact of new technologies on filmmaking. In 2001, he published “Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro” the definitive editing style manual and required reading at more than 28 university film programs.
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