Guest Relations – 2007 Hollywood FAME Awards
Production Assistant – 19th,20th,21st Annual LA Music Awards
2012 Production Assistant – 22nd Annual LA Music Awards
Freelance Sound Design & Music
January 2005 – Present (10 years 8 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
Sound designer and audio technician. Mix and master on any platform. Music composer/producer. Full scoring services. Production sound. Foley, ADR. Audio cleanup & restoration, dialogue editing, problem solving.
Strike TV- Mountain Man
January 2007 – 2009 (2 years)Los Angeles
Sound designer, music composer for syndicated web serial. Nominated for a “Streamy Award” for Sound Design, 2010.
Makes use of musical and sound-based themes to tell a story. Specializes in the creative use of sampling combined with live recording and synthesizers.
Responsible for the sonic feel of a massive imaginary environment.
Facilitates ADR and editing sessions quickly and efficiently.
Works closely with Visual Effects Supervisor to realize special effects sequences.
Participates in a host of online marketing activities, social networking,special events, and press interviews.
Vice President of Operations
Roving Gambler Records
2003 – 2009 (6 years)Greater Los Angeles Area
Sound Producer/Engineer /Writer
Involved in the production of over a dozen albums for various artists.
Specializing in sound editing on mac/PC/hybrid platforms.
Applied knowledge of copyright and licensing.
Los Angeles Music Award, 2006, Best Folk Song & Album of the Year.
Head of Sound Department
Broadcaster Interactive, Inc.
2006 – 2007 (1 year)Chatsworth
Head of Sound Department, Broadcaster.com, a social media and entertainment portal.
Researched and purchased equipment for company officers and division chiefs within a corporate accounting structure.
Composed musical themes and sound-branding buttons for Broadcaster News, Broadcaster Briefs, and other content-rich areas of a large social media site.
Honed sound design and sound mastering skills, as well as studio and mobile production sound techniques. Responsible for red-carpet and other celebrity related interviews, utilizing multiple microphones, wireless lavs, etc.
Motivated, fun onset presence. Professional. Rolodex a veritable carnival funhouse of colleagues and corporate contacts.
“Mike combines an intuitive feel for filmmaking with an obsession for perfection…Mike never fails to deliver”
“Mike Miller gives 110% to every part of the job until it becomes whole. That..is what makes him an excellent director”
“Few guys can do both directing and shooting jobs as well as Mike”
“I love hanging out with this guy. He is passionate, inventive and demanding without ever being a jerk”
These are just some of the accolades bestowed upon Mike Miler…not bad considering they are quotes from his peers in the ever cynical world of advertising.
Mike Miller spent 10 years as an award winning art director and creative director both in Australia (McCann Erickson and Y&R) and New York (Y&R) before making the move to directing. His work can best be described as mini-movies. He has managed to consistently capture that rare combination of excellent dialogue and performance along with an intuitive feel for visual storytelling while shooting beautifully crafted cinematic images. His commercial work spans simplistic human emotion to heavy layered special effects. His efforts in narrative, drama and light comedy has consistently earned awards at the world’s major award shows including a Gold Lion at The Cannes Film Festival, Silver World Medals at The New York Festivals for directing and Gold at The Australian Cinematographers Society (NSW).
Following are some of the many commercials & psa’s directed by Mike Miller:
CitiBank • Avis • Kelloggs • Epson • Philips • Bushels • Milk • Tooheys Beer • Sony • The Los Angeles Times • Mitsubishi • Integral Energy • Commonwealth Bank • Emu Draft • Telstra • Amnesty International • United Airlines • MacDonalds • Quantas • The Salvation Army • AMP • The Yellow Pages • Norwich Union