Michael began film work in 2000 working for a production company that produced videos and short films for companies such as Timberland and Segway. It was there that Michael began working with his film mentor, Jay Childs of JBC Communication, an Emmy- nominated film and video production company out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Michael went on to create two short films which he co-wrote, filmed, edited and starred in with film-maker and visual artist Michael Raymond called Hit & Run Art. In 2006 Michael became the Director of Photography and creative consultant for EepyBird, who have received two Emmy nominations and four Webby Awards, and whose videos have been seen over 150 million times.