Michael Lee

Location New York

Producer/Director at Kinomatic Pictures, Inc.

Videographer Cinematographer Director
15 Projects

Work History

Founder, Producer
Kinomatic Pictures Inc.
May 2015 - Present
Seoul, Korea
Full-Service production company specializing in fixing, and production services for foreign productions. Boasting a vast network of professionals in the industry in any field of production. Able to manage any size and stage of media production.
Associate Producer
Bang Sinagpore Pte Ltd
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Organize the production side of the Seoul Office. Including finance and being in charge of how the production budget is spent and making sure that everything runs smoothly during filming. Meeting the executive producer and other senior production staff to examine scripts or program ideas and drawing up a shooting schedule and estimating cost. Then hiring crews and contractors, and negotiating rates of pay. Negotiating costs and approving the booking of resources, equipment and suppliers overseeing location bookings and arranging any necessary permissions and risk assessments involved. Making sure that the production runs to schedule, and reporting to the executive producer on progress managing the production schedule and budget, managing the production team, dealing with any problems, making sure that insurance, health and safety rules, copyright laws and union agreements are followed.
Location Coordinator
Nickelodeon International
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007
Collating ideas and undertaking research using resources such as the internet, specialist location libraries, local and regional film commissions and agencies. Visiting and photographing locations appropriate to budget in order to assess suitability. Making preliminary enquiries regarding access, parking and location use. Liaising with the director to discuss and show ideas and photographs. Collating practical information on potential locations, such as hotels for accommodating the crew and cast, and in the case of photography shoots, often booking the hotel and making travel arrangements. Liaising with key members of the production team to assess visual and technical specifications. Researching locations thoroughly to ensure no disruptive noises or events are likely to occur during the shoot. Negotiating access and drawing up a contract with location owners; organising permissions for access, for example, with local authorities and the police. Scheduling crew arrival dates and times and keeping all parties informed on site. Ensuring the technical specifications for equipment, power sources and crew accommodation on site are met. Ensuring compliance with health and safety and security requirements and undertaking risk assessments. Distributing maps and directions to locations, often known as movement orders, to ensure all services and crews reach the locations as directly, safely and quickly as possible. Providing all relevant support information to all services and crew; arranging schedules for the day with the assistant director to ensure continuity. Managing the location on the day and resolving practical or people-related problems as they arise. Supervising location support staff throughout the process. Dealing with members of the public who may intrude upon a shooting location. Ensuring the final clearing up ('the wrap') runs smoothly and thanking site owners.