Michelle Sands

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Hi, I'm Michelle and this is my portfolio.
You can contact me at michellesands@gmail.com


2012 - DP (Canon 7D), Audio Recordist (Zoom H4N)

Sedrick Ellis Animal Rights PSA

TV Spot


2012 - Shooter/Editor (Canon 7D + AVID)

New Orleans Ladies Arm Wrestling

Promo pieces and recap videos 


2011 - 2nd Assistant Camera (RED One MX)

Operator, “B” Camera (Canon 60D)

Bayou Tales


DP: Andy Sparaco


2011 - Assistant Camera (Canon 7D), Sound Recordist (Zoom H4N)

The People Say Project - Fringe Fest segment


Dir./DP: Sergio Lobo-Navia


2009 - 2nd Assistant Camera, “A” Camera (RED One)

Additional Operator, “C” Camera (Sony EX-1)

The Terror Experiment

Syfy Channel Feature

DP: Brad Reeb


2008 - Production Assistant

“Roller Rock” by the Buttons

Music Video

Dir. Mike Kennedy

Crushed Media


2008 - Production Assistant/Intern

New Orleans Video Access Center Commercial

Dir. Mike Kennedy

Crushed Media


2012 - Director, DP, Co-Writer, Co-Editor, Co-Producer

“The Looseleaf Papers” (Shot on 7D, Edited with Premiere Pro)

Narrative Short

Produced for the 48 Hour Film Project in New Orleans

Awards: Honorable Mention


2011 - Director, Co-Writer, Editor, Co-Producer

“Out of Space” (Shot on Canon 7D, edited with AVID)

Narrative Short, 48 Hour Film Project in New Orleans


2010 - Script Supervisor/2nd AC


Fundraising Teaser

Dir. Drew Chastain


2010 - Writer, Director, DP, Editor

The Backyard

Narrative Short

Tulane University Thesis Film


2007 - Co-director, Writer, Producer, Editor, DP
"Food Fight"
Stop motion short
Tulane University

2005-2010 - Various positions on student films
Casting, lighting design, camera operator, grip, electric, locations manager, art department, craft services, PA


New Orleans Video Access Center Intern, 2009: Wrote and edited web content, taught digital video skills to young adults.

• Ready, Set, Film: Grip and Electric Industry Training, New Orleans Video Access Center, 2013

• Master of Arts, Tulane University 2011, English

•  Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University 2010, English and Digital Media Production

Sony EX series, Canon 7D, Avid Media Composer, Adobe PremierePro, FinalCut Pro, still photography (film and digital), darkroom processing/printing. 


Adobe Creative Suite, flyers, posters, logos, branding, t-shirts and other such things.  Screenprinting by hand in limited batches.

References on request.