Michael Maggiano

April 2019
I'm a director and writer, based in Los Angeles. For small projects, I also cast, edit and produce.
I'm currently working on my second music video project through Creative Commission.

I've directed three narrative shorts, two music videos and a promo for a dance company.
I also did the production design on Com Truise's Ultrafiche of You video.
I'm on CreativeCommission looking for music video projects that can be described with one of the following: cinematic/artsy, narrative, humorous, featuring contemporary/modern dance, or resembling street photography.

I've crewed in G&E, art and production- for music video, film, tv and commercials.
I've crewed on music videos with budgets from $3K to $100K.
My own directing projects have been on the very low end of that range, but I have the experience to work with a larger budget.

My training in directing actors is from Judith Weston, UCLA and a prestigious repertory theater.
My training in filmmaking is from UCLA, and from union cinematographers, gaffers, production designers, editors and VFX supervisors.
  • Video Director
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
boerd - It Fades Away
boerd - It Fades Away
boerd - It Fades Away
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boerd - It Fades Away
Michael Maggiano for boerd
Anjunadeep commissioned a visualiser for boerd's It Fades Away. The creative brief included these... more
Sababa Dance Company promotional
Sababa Dance Company promotional
Sababa Dance Company promotional
Michael Maggiano
On a budget of $3K, the client and I discussed the priorities and tradeoffs.  The client... more