Michael Woods

Michael Woods

Michael Woods is an experimental filmmaker, video artist, cinematographer, editor, and teacher based in Los Angeles, California.
His work has been shown internationally, including at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR), Tribeca Film Festival, Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas, the Hamburg International Film Festival, Experimental Response Cinema, the Museum of Human Achievement, the Film Video Poetry Society, the Inattendus Bienniale, Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence, Simultan, Echo Park Film Center, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, ATA Gallery, Vast Laboratories, and Montreal Underground, where he won the top prize in 2017 for his film, Commodity Trading: Election Day.

His work has been televised in the US, France, Germany, and Australia; his work has been published/played on Cultured Vultures, Film International, L'etranger Radio Belgium, Film Panic, Art Reveal Magazine, and Avant-Kinema. Michael is a represented artist and occasionally curates at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, where in January of 2018, he installed/curated his first solo exhibit and group show.

Michael's first feature film, Dailies from Dumpland, was released in 2018 and premieres in Paris in October, 2018; he will be releasing three feature films and a long-form virtual reality video art project in 2019. A short version of this project was shown at VRLA 2018 and is the product of Michael's VR Production: Making the Music Video class, in which students directly participated in the production of an avant-garde virtual reality music video.

Michael edited, co-wrote, and sound designed the upcoming feature film, Am I Don Quixote?, written and directed by the Brooklyn Filmmaker's Collective member, Jimmy Ferguson.

After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for film production in 2010, he has been working as a film scanner/archivist, freelance editor, sound designer, and cinematographer on feature films, short films, commercials, and corporate videos. Clients including Netflix, Shell, Gensler, Persol Sunglasses, Tribeca Film Festival, Coca-Cola, the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, Andra Day & Common, and NYU, where he also served as the managing editor for NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU's Open Education Platform.

He has 15 years experience as an editor, starting with Final Cut Studio; he worked extensively in Final Cut Pro 7, before switching to Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro X, with additional working experience in Logic Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Photoshop, and After Effects. Michael has been working as a teacher since 2011. He was a creative trainer and store trainer at Apple from 2011-2013; from 2013-2015 he worked as a teacher at Downtown Community Television Center in Downtown Manhattan before moving to LA.

For any inquiries please email him.

Classes Taught: 
Adobe Premiere Pro 101
Classes Taught: 
VR Production 101