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Michael Warner

Producer/Director

Michael began his entertainment career as an actor. When he was 19 he got his first big break behind-the-scenes on a CBS-TV Movie of the Week. Originally cast as a bartender in the film, Michael stepped into production on location when an Assistant Director was fired on the set. His single-day bit part turned into several years working in the feature film and television industry in Los Angeles.

Early on Michael learned the value that experience brings to the production process.  He moved quickly from from Production Assistant, to lead construction, to Assistant Art Director and Prop Master, with Alex Hajdu (Sledge Hammer, Cujo), and Dan DiPaola (Zoetrope, Stitches).  He worked on national ad campaigns for Macy's and Robinsons/May, educational films for McGraw-Hill, countless music videos for Capital Records, the first three seasons of "Rock N America" on MTV, and early internet concerts with the House of Blues, LA.

In 1987 Michael relocated to Santa Barbara, California. In 1989 he was awarded the National Association of Broadcasters Award of Excellence, an Iris and several Addy awards for his work as a Public Affairs Producer for ABC affiliate KEYT-TV.  His creativity and commitment to excellence have continued to be recognized including, in 2012, when Michael earned two EMMY awards for "Alaska Dreams," a broadcast documentary that he financed, produced, and directed.  

In 1991 Michael founded Pacific Sun Productions, a full-service production
company. Finding his niche in the Tourism industry, Michael produced broadcast commercials and television programs for the TRAVEL CHANNEL, hotels, resorts, and destinations world wide.  

In 1999 Michael began shooting, writing, and editing narrative and documentary projects for Discovery, ESPN, HBO, and HGTV.  He trained staff producers and camera operators to shoot, produce, and direct multi-camera live event coverage. He worked with corporate marketing managers  at AMGEN, GENENTEC, MEDTRONIC and other medical/pharmaceutical companies to develop brand specific content, product launches, corporate event coverage, and streaming video.

In 2013 Pacific Sun Productions joined forces with 10 Toes Over to create Santa Barbara's most dynamic video production company: Frontage Road Studios - lean and nimble, with strong ties to the best, brightest, and most creative talent in the industry.

CREDITS

2014
Doctors Assisting Seniors at Home – Intro Video
Web Video
Pacific Sun Productions / Julia McHugh Marketing PR
Producer, Director, Editor
2014

Precision Dynamics Corporation – RFID Travel & Tourism Video
Web Video
Pacific Sun Productions / PDC Marketing Communications
Producer, Director
2014

AIG Insurance – Partners Conference
Live Event Video
Pacific Sun Productions / Staging Solutions
Event Videographer
2014

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2014

ABC CLIO – World History and Libraries Unlimited
Educational Videos
ABC CLIO Corporate Production
Camera Operator, Editor
2014

Janet Wolf for Supervisor – Re-election Campaign
Television Commercials
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Videographer
2014

Jordanos Foodservice 100th Anniversary Video
Trade Show Video, Web video, Blu-Ray Disc Production
10 Toes Over / Pacific Sun Productions / Silverander Communications
Producer, Director, Camera Operator
2014

Pacific Beverage Company Video
Trade Show Video, Web Video, Blu-Ray Disc Production
10 Toes Over / Pacific Sun Productions / Silverander Communications
Producer, Director, Camera Operator
2014

Commissioned Officer Association Insurance Commercial
Web Commercial
10 Toes Over / Pacific Sun Productions / AGIA Insurance
Producer, Director
2014

Marine Corps Association Insurance Commercial
Web Commercial
10 Toes Over / Pacific Sun Productions /AGIA Insurance
Producer, Director
2014

Patagonia Human Resources – The Culture of Patagonia
Internal Corporate Video
10 Toes Over / Patagonia Corporate Production
Videographer
2014

Patagonia Fall 2014 Product Line Web Videos – 100 Products
Web Videos
Patagonia Corporate Production
Camera Operator
2014

Patagonia – Executive Media Training
Internal Corporate Video
10 Toes Over / Patagonia Corporate Production
Videographer
2014

Patagonia National Sales Meeting
Event Video
10 Toes Over / Patagonia Corporate Production
Camera Operator
2014

Appfolio National Sales Meeting Video
Internal Corporate Video
West Beach Films
Videographer
2014
2013
Serbin Communications – The At Edge Story
2014 Bronze Addy Award Winner – Digital Advertising, Video
Web Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2013

Liberty Mutual Insurance – National Partners Meeting
Live Event Video
Pacific Sun Productions / Staging Solutions
Camera Operator
2013

Medtronic
Internal Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions / The Optera Group, LLC.
Director, Camera Operator
2013

Jack Nadel – The Evolution of an Entrepreneur
Video Book Trailer
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
2013

Patagonia Spring 2014 Product Line Web Videos – 100 Products
Web Videos
Patagonia Corporate Production
Camera Operator
2013

Patagonia PSI – Inflatable Surf Vest – Instructional Videos
Web Videos
Patagonia Corporate Production
Camera Operator
2013

ABC CLIO – World History, American History, Libraries Unlimited Videos
Educational Videos
ABC CLIO Corporate Production
Camera Operator, Editor
2013

Deckers Outdoor Corporation – Tsubo Designer Video
Web Videos
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Production
Camera Operator
2013

Marborg Industries - Mario Borgatello Memorial
Multi Camera Live Event Streaming
Pacific Sun Productions
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2013

Precision Dynamics Corporation – HIMSS Video
Trade Show Video
Pacific Sun Productions / PDC Marketing Communications
Director, Camera Operator
2013

Jack Nadel – Out of the Box
Web Videos
Pacific Sun Productions
Editor
2013

The Ranch Church – Easter Services
Live Event Video
West Beach Films
Camera Operator
2013

Teen Star – Vocal Competition
Multi Camera Remote - Live Event Streaming
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2013

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2013

Tony Kushner Interview
Broadcast Segment
Cowan Communication Arts
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2013

Cox Communications – Salute to Teachers
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Camera Operator
2013
2012
Alaska Dispatch – Live
Live Event Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2012

Genentec – Lytics Event Video
Internal Corporate Video
Invision Communications, Inc.
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2012

Genentec – National Sales Meeting
Live Event Video
Invision Communications, Inc.
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2012

Genentec – Lytics Candids
Internal Corporate Video
Invision Communications, Inc.
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2012

The Goodland Coalition – Yes on Measure G2012
Television Commercial
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2012

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2012

Santa Barbara City College Foundation
Web Video
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2012

Youth Basketball Tournament
Live Event Streaming
West Beach Films
Camera Operator
2012

Artists for the Arts Foundation Concert
Live Performance Video
On The Wave Productions
Camera Operator
2012

Teen Star – Vocal Competition
Multi Camera Remote - Live Event Streaming
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2012

Hillel Santa Barbara – Teach In
Web Video
Carol Hirashima
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2012

TEDx Santa Barbara
Live Event Streaming
Dajen Communications
Camera Operator
2012

Cox Communications – High School Football
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Camera Operator
2012

Kenny Loggins – Blue Sky
Live Performance Streaming
10 Toes Over
Camera Operator
2012

DAWG – Flash Mob Video
Promotional Video
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2012

Writers in The Round – Jim Messina
Live Performance Streaming
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2012

Lynda.Com
Promotional Video
Brainstorm Creative, Inc.
Camera Operator
2012
2011
Alaska Dreams
Documentary Film – Double Emmy Award Winner
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2011

Precision Dynamics Corporation – Making Moments Matter
Trade Show Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2011

Precision Dynamics Corporation – This Is Our Time
Internal Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Editor
2011

Hydrex Pest Control
Television Commercial
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2011

Planet Solar
Television Commercial
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2011

At Edge – Face to Face LA
Live Event Video
Pacific Sun Productions/ Serbin Communications
Camera Operator, Editor
2011

Advanced Endodontics – ProTaper System
Educational Video
Studio 2050
Editor
2011

Advanced Endodontics – WaveOne System
Marketing Video
Studio 2050
Camera Operator, Editor
2011


Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara – Studio Installation
Studio Production
Pacific Sun Productions
Equipment Purchase and Installation
2011

Cox Communications – High School Football
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Camera Operator
2011

Cox Communications – Goleta State of the City
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Camera Operator
2011

Cox Communications – Santa Barbara Business and Technology Awards
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Camera Operator
2011

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2011

Margie Grace Interview
Broadcast Segment
Cowan Communication Arts
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2011


Artists for the Arts Foundation Concert
Live Performance Video
On The Wave Productions
Camera Operator
2011

Christmas Unity Telethon Celebration
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Dajen Productions
Camera Operator
2011
2010
EntrePoint – Entrepreneurship Series
Educational Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
2010

Precision Dynamics Corporation – Quality in the Making
Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2010

Precision Dynamics Corporation – Summit Video
Trade Show Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Editor
2010

Advanced Endodontics – Calamus Obturation System
Educational Video
Studio 2050
Camera Operator, Editor
2010

Advanced Endodontics – Endo Activator System
Marketing Video
Studio 2050
Camera Operator, Editor
2010

Christmas Unity Telethon
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Communications
Floor Director, Camera Operator
2010

UCSB Development
Marketing Video
Cowan Communication Arts
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2010

Cox Communications – Cox Sports Basketball, Volleyball, Football
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Director, Technical Director
2010

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2010

Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara – CCSB-TV
Studio Production
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2010

Planet Solar
Television Commercial
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2010

LAIRD
Television Commercial
Laguens, Kully, Close
Field Producer
2010

LA Lightning Basketball
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
KCOY-TV
Camera Operator
2010

Anacapa
Independent Feature Film
Nicholas Tolkien
Assistant Director
2010

Paula Perotte for City Council
Television Commercial
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2010

Hillel Santa Barbara – Teach In
Web Video
Carol Hirashima
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2010

Santa Barbara County Education Roundtable
Educational Video
On The Wave Productions
Camera Operator
2010
2009 and beyond
Café-FX – Malaysia Outreach
Internal Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
2009

Citrix
Internal Corporate Video
Image Alliance
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2009

Armour Equine Training – Lunging for Longevity
Retail DVD
Pacific Sun Productions / Jane Armour
Director, Camera Operator, Editor

Fuel TV – The Daily Habit
Broadcast Television Segment
Fuel TV / Brandy Jimenez
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
2009

Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara – Indonesia Outreach
Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera Operator, Editor
2009

John Tyne for City Council
Television Commercials
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2009

Santa Barbara Police Officer’s Association
Television Commercials
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2009

Christmas Unity Telethon
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Communications
Floor Director, Camera Operator
2007, 2008, 2009

Cox Communications – Spirit of Fiesta Competition
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Pacific Sun Productions / Cox Media
Director
2004 – 2009

John Laird for State Senate
Television Commercial
Laguens, Kully, Close
Field Producer
2008

MDA Telethon – Santa Barbara
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Telethonics/KEYT-TV
Camera Operator
2004 – 2008

Cox Communications – Cox Sports Basketball, Volleyball, Football
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
Cox Media
Director, Technical Director
1992 – 2008

Ed Easton for Goleta City Council
Television Commercial Campaign
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera, Editor
2008

Margaret Connell for Goleta City Council
Television Commercial Campaign
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera, Editor
2008

Hyatt Coconut Point Resort – Lobby Video
Point of Sale Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2008

Goleta Water District – Corona Del Mar
Industrial Documentary
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Camera
2008

Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau
Web Video Series
BVK/Mcdonald, Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2007

Hyatt Coconut Point Resort
Sales and Marketing DVD
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2007

Westmont College – Dave Winter Tribute
Tribute Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2007

Christmas Unity Telethon
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
KEYT-TV
Floor Director, Director, Camera Operator
1989 – 2006

Janet Wolf for Supervisor
Television Commercial Campaign
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2006

No on Measure J-06
Television Commercial Campaign
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2006

Children’s Miracle Network Telethon
Multi-Camera Remote Event Television
KEYT-TV, Cox Media, Telethonics
Floor Director, Director, Camera Operator
1989 – 2006

Amgen
PBS Documentary Segment– Good to Great
Sam Tyler
Camera Operator
2006

Lois Capps for Congress
Television Commercial Campaign
Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Camera, Editor
2006

Francine Busby for Congress
Television Commercial
Laguens, Hamburger, Kully, Klose
Director of Photography, Camera
2006

Jack Lalane – Power Juicer Elite
Infomercial
Kingstar & Partners
Camera Operator
2005

Goleta Water District - Year End Review Video
Internal Corporate Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Camera, Editor 1
1995 – 2005

Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara – Campaign for Independence
Fundraising Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2005

Carmichael Training Systems – Climbing and Race Simulation
Exercise DVD Series
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director
2005

International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
Conference Videos
Laura Powell Productions, Pacific Sun Productions
Director, Editor
2005

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Gala Event Video
Pandion Enterprises
Editor
2005

Santa Barbara Mental Health Association
Television Commercials
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Camera
2004

Phil Angelides - UCSB Town Hall Forum
Live Event Video
Phil Angelides for Governor
Videographer
2004

National Geographic Television – Need for Speed
Broadcast Television Segment
Comico Hadden, David Hamlin
Camera
2004

Sonos, Inc.
Marketing Video
Pacific Sun Productions
Producer, Director, Editor
2004
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