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 my full-time managerial position in a finance company to pursue my passion in September 2013, I've worked on over 150 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.

Recent clients and collaborations include:

  • Nike
  • Nestlé
  • Disney Channel UK
  • Channel 4
  • BBC Northern Ireland
  • The National Trust
  • NFU Mutual
  • BBC Radio Ulster
  • NI Science Festival / LateLab2
  • Get Invited
  • Pillarpix Media
  • UV Arts
  • Centre For Democracy & Peacebuilding

I've also worked on film and video projects for:

  • Comedians: Shane Todd, Colin Geddis, Dave Elliott and Ruairi Woods
  • Garry's Barber Shop
  • Holywood Harmony Festival
  • Holywood Blues & Jazz Festival
  • BarberCut 2016
  • Fold Housing Association
  • Clearbox Communications
  • The Playhouse Theatre
  • Finn Watches
  • Game Of Thrones actor, Kristian Nairn
  • Write Path NI
  • Sub-Culture Productions
  • Empty Horoscope Media

Finally, my (bonus) personal favourite - I recently got to work as an extra on HBO's Game Of Thrones: Season 7.

I hold a Higher National Diploma from North West Regional College, Derry in Creative Moving Image Media Production at distinction level and, in addition to commissioned media work, I am currently completing the second year of a Media Studies & Production degree at Ulster University, Coleraine.

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
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
  • Aputure Amaran HR672C CRI95+ Studio Video LED
  • GoPro Hero 5
  • GoPro Hero 3
  • Tascam DR701D Audio Recorder
  • RØde NTG4+ Microphone + Boom/Blimp 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
  • Flycam Nano Steadicam/Stabiliser
  • 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