Michael Foster

Hi, I'm Michael Foster - I'm a freelance camera operator and editor from Holywood, Northern Ireland. I love creating all types of great film, television and online video content.

Since deciding to leave a managerial position in a finance company to pursue my passion in September 2013, I've worked on over 400 productions, ranging from short films to documentaries; broadcast television to web shorts; music videos to comedy sketches and from events & festivals to commercial & corporate videos.

I've worked on film and video projects for:

  • Nike
  • Nestlé
  • NBC
  • BBC3
  • Disney Channel UK
  • Channel 4
  • The National Trust
  • NFU Mutual
  • BBC Northern Ireland
  • Phoenix Natural Gas
  • Spar NI
  • Progressive Building Society
  • Dale Farm
  • Argento Jewellery
  • Lunn's Portfolio of Fine Diamonds
  • Hughes Insurance
  • Moy Park
  • Department for Economy / Skills To Succeed
  • Belfast One
  • BBC Radio Ulster
  • Runners World / ViFit Sport
  • HMS Caroline / National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Royal Irish Regiment

Frequent collaborators include:

  • Ardmore Advertising
  • Acorn Film & Video
  • Comedians: Shane Todd, Colin Geddis, Dave Elliott and Ruairi Woods
  • Empty Horoscope Media
  • Afromic Productions
  • Fight Gravity Films
  • Nice One Productions
  • Garry's Barber Shop
  • Dee Graham Taylor Made
  • Holywood Harmony Festival
  • Game Of Thrones actor, Kristian Nairn
  • Pillarpix Media
  • Write Path NI

I hold a first class honours degree in Media Studies & Production from Ulster University as well as a distinction-level Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production from North West Regional College.

Link up with me on social media using the buttons on the left and subscribe to my Vimeo and YouTube channels below to keep up-to-date with all my latest work or just to say hello!

Ulster Media Show 2015 Award

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Equipment List

  • Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera
  • Metabones Speedbooster XL
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens
  • Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens
  • Rokinon 12mm T1.5 Lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • FeiuyuTech A2000 Camera Gimbal / Stabiliser
  • Aputure LightStorm LS-1 LED
  • Aputure Amaran HR672 Studio Video LED
  • Yongnuo & Youkoyi LED light bars
  • 2 x Aputure M9 LEDs
  • GoPro Hero 5
  • GoPro Hero 3
  • Tascam DR701D Audio Recorder
  • RØde NTG4+ Microphone + Boom/Blimp/Deadcat kit
  • RØde VideoMic Pro
  • RØdeLink Filmmaker Wireless Lavalier Microphone Kit
  • Manfrotto 504HD Tripod with 546GBK Video Head
  • Varavon Slidecam 600 Slider
  • Filmcity Shoulder Rig w/Mattebox
  • 10 ft C Stand w/ 4 ft arm
  • Laing Camera Stabliser / Steadicam
  • Manfrotto Monopod with Video Head
  • Manfrotto 055 XPROB Tripod
  • Manfrotto Fluid Video Head
  • Joby Gorillapod (both versions)
  • Sennheiser HD280 Pro II Headphones
  • 2 x Ex-Pro 42 inch 5-in-1 reflectors
  • Full Adobe Creative Cloud Post Production Suite