Michael Hartzel disciplined his keen sense for visual storytelling along side some of the most accomplished cinematographers in the film industry, before establishing himself as an award winning Director of Photography.
Michael brings his acute awareness for lighting, composition and collaboration to every client, artist, director or producer he works with. Whether the project is a commercial, narrative film, music video, promotional video or documentary, Michael brings his accomplished visual skills and an agility to respond to the unique opportunities and challenges in every new project.
Nothing is more satisfying for Michael then to witness a director fully realizing their vision on screen. With over 20 years of experience, diverse achievements (award winning independent films, commercials and Olympic broadcasts) and an eye for photography, Michael Hartzel is a well-practiced Director of Photography. And has never stopped having fun with his camera.