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Sep 2001Present

Documentary Producer

New Channel Media

New Channel Media is the documentary and multimedia production company established by Michael Fox.

New Channel Media aims to bring new awareness of topics that miss mainstream news and can be by-passed by the latest technology.  This will be achieved by designing, producing, and distributing content in film, photography, print, and multimedia formats that is compelling, entertaining, challenging, and "in your face."  We are happy to work with non-profit organizations, commercial sponsors, and philanthropists to ensure maximum coverage of humanitarian and social issues. As well as developing an evolving medium for sustaining the value of visual journalism, New Channel Media continues to plan, produce, and distribute important documentary content via the One Life Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to effectively representing those in need, to an empowered global audience.

Feb 1991Mar 2007

Photojournalist & Multimedia Producer

Think First Media

Photojournalism and multimedia production covering breaking news, travel, and documentary subjects throughout Europe, South Africa, and the United States.

Assignments completed for:

  • Sipa Press
  • Atlas Press
  • BBC America
  • World Picture Network
  • ZUMA Press
  • Financial Times
  • Business Week
  • Der Spiegel
  • New York Times
Mar 1996Aug 2001

Media & Communications Producer

IBM

Design, develop, and produce media productions (video, photography, sound) for internal and client projects, primarily technology and education subject matter.

Extensive training on photography, video, sound, and post production equipment and techniques.

Assignments completed for:

  • American Express
  • Bechtel
  • Sony Entertainment
  • Buena Vista Pictures
  • PeopleSoft
  • AirTouch Communications

Education

Sep 1990Jun 1994

MBA

Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management

Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and Communications.

Sep 1980Jun 1984

BA

University of London

Bachelors in English with an emphasis on the evolution of communication styles.

Tear Sheets

Skills

French Speaker
Intermediate, passable French speaker.
Writer
A life time of experience, writing commercial and non-commercial content. Instructional articles and book content. White papers and marketing materials. Speeches and training seminars. Factual accounts of news and events. Fictional content.
Multimedia Producer
Select, edit, and compile visual, audio, and effects components for compelling multimedia productions. Corporate multimedia production experience in banking, high tech, publishing, and management consulting. Experienced in the use of various tools for multimedia production including Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Fotomagico, SoundSlides, and Adobe Premiere. Targeting of select distribution channels for multimedia productions, to generate maximum impact in the shortest time.
Video Production
Video pre-production, production, and post-production for documentary projects, political events, and corporate assignments. Additional experience as DP and camera operator on independent productions. Experience spans video capture on tape, hard drives, and solid state media. Editing experience with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express and Adobe Premiere. Sound design, capture, and editing experience in urban, rural, and remote environments.  
Photography
Extensive experience with digital and film cameras including 35mm, medium format, and large format equipment. Eight years of experience with digital workflow, captioning, editing, and filing to remote locations via ftp on broadband and satellite. Twelve years of experience with Adobe Photoshop and similar tools. Six years of traditional darkroom experience with an emphasis on black and white processing and printing. Invited to teach documentary photography and portfolio design for MFA and BFA classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. News, documentary, and corporate photography experience over a 20 year period.

Summary

Michael Fox is a seasoned visual communicator, delivering video, still photography, and multimedia for documentary projects, not-for-profit, and corporate clients around the world.

With the ability to blend professional writing skills and sound design, Michael's projects benefit from singular direction, painstaking attention to detail, and the highest quality production.

Michael has worked all over Europe, South Africa and the United States with assignments taking him to other parts of Africa, the Middle East, Haiti. Mexico and South-East Asia.  With more than 20 years of combined experience as a professional photojournalist and videojournalist, Michael brings extensive experience of media communications and marketing, having worked in those capacities at IBM in England, South Africa and the U.S.  He continues to work on projects that aim to re-engage public interest in humanitarian and social issues on a local, national, and international basis. In his years as a photojournalist, Michael has been doused in tear gas, nearly attacked by a wild donkey, and brought in to land on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.  His work has been featured in many leading daily, weekly and monthly publications as well as on MSNBC, CNN and other news-related channels, some of which are listed on the right.Among those featured in Michael’s corporate work are Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Larry Flynt, John McCain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Clients Include

  • IBM
  • SAP
  • Motorola
  • PepsiCo
  • The Learning Annex (a Donald Trump business)
  • Mercedes UK
  • Greenpeace
  • Veritas
  • NASA
  • CSIR (South Africa)
  • Cramer OnLine
  • Wells Fargo
  • Business Objects
  • ISCOR (South Africa)

Work Seen In

  • AOL
  • ASMP News
  • BBC
  • Black Star Rising
  • Boinx.com
  • British Journal of Photography
  • Business Week
  • Chicago Tribune
  • CNN
  • Der Spiegel
  • DigitalJournalist.org
  • E!
  • Financial Times
  • Forbes Magazine
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Inc. Magazine
  • La Monde
  • Le Parisien
  • MSNBC
  • New York Times
  • Newsweek
  • Samys.com
  • Telegraph UK