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Michael Chandler
924 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40204

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Contact Information:
(917) 328-4575 Phone 1
michael.ad.chandler@gmail.com

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DIRECTORS - First Assistant Director


Affiliations:
Directors Guild of America (DGA), SAG-AFTRA
License: N/A

Special Skills & Experience:
Michael is a film/TV professional with extensive production experience as an Assistant Director, Producer, and Director, having completed a variety of feature films, many hours of episodic television , and numerous commercials and music videos for varying clients and artists.

Michael has vast experience in handling on location jobs, stunt heavy sequences that include special FX, large SAG and non-SAG crowds, extensive VFX work including green screen, motion capture, and stop motion, very experienced with weaponry and on-set firearms protocol, and very comfortable with stunt/action sequences.

Michael is just as comfortable in the planning and pre-production stages as he is on set in the middle of a complicated shoot day, handling very complex schedules for multi-episodic shows, and supervising and executing plans for multiple filming units at a time. With a true regard for being a collaborator, he gives respect, therefore garners respect, and that’s how shoot days are made.

Safety first, very professional, keeps it light, but runs a tight ship.

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Knowledge of union guidelines and rules (DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE)
Knowledge of child labor laws, on-set education procedures, etc
Large Crowd Scenes
Stunt/Action /SFX Sequences
Car work, car chases, car rigs
Full Fire Burns (set, person, etc)
Under-Water Work
NYC based vendor and crew relationships
NYC Mayor’s Office procedure and protocol for location permits, working with Traffic Control Division (TCD) of the NYPD.
Weapons/Firearms
VFX/Green Screen/Motion Capture — on set to post workflow
All camera systems (Film/ Digital)
First Aid, Safety Meetings, On Set Safety Protocol (OSHA and Film Industry Standards)
2nd Unit Directing (establishing shots, tandem, action/stunt sequences, etc)
Guest Lecturer at NYU’s Film School (Film Consortium, Pre-Production Principles, Production Principles) (2011-present)

Credits:
DIRECTORS - First Assistant Director
2015: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
2015: DEADBEAT
2015: NOW WE KNOW
2015: WE'VE FORGOTTEN MORE THAN WE EVER KNEW
2015: WRITER'S BLOCK