|APPROACH AND CLIENT LIST|
|“There is a depth and clarity in Michael’s work that I have never seen before. The work that Michael did for us changed the direction and future of our company and opened up new and exciting possibilities we truly never imagined possible.”|
-Len Foley, CEO of Body Ecology
One look at a Michael Roud film or photograph and the difference is clear. Time and time again, clients comment that Michael finds the heart of what makes each client or project unique. You can see it in the way the models’ eyes shine in his photographs, in the way his movies and music videos are like nothing on the market today. These two separate but equally important abilities—coaching his subjects to reveal their genuine, engaging inner characters, and then taking a photo or calling “action” to a beautifully lit and aesthetically orchestrated scene—are what have made Michael one of the most sought-after director/photographers in Los Angeles.
Whether he is doing an album cover for Jesse McCartney, editorial photography for Flaunt Magazine, commercial photography for Lifestyle Network, or directing cutting-edge music videos, Michael always imparts a truly cinematic, one-of-a-kind feel to his work, garnered from his love of the movies and experience in making them. He achieves this by never using cookie-cutter backgrounds or routine lighting set-ups—instead, he creates individualized pieces perfectly tailored to the look, goals and unique character of each client. As a result, those who have worked with him know that when you want next-generation quality and technique, combined with unmatched professionalism and meticulous attention to detail, you go to Michael
From shooting commercials to photographing fashion spreads for magazines, each day brings something new for Michael, and he relishes the creative challenge. And although he is truly a man passionate about his art, his greatest reward is hearing back from satisfied clients. Knowing that together they have created something meaningful is what inspires Michael, what keeps him hard at work every day, searching for that perfect shot.
A&E Network, CBS, CNN, FOX, Lifestyle Network, Style Network
Audubon Society, Belle Epoque, Bobby Ball, CAA, Darras Law, Diverse Talent, Ergobaby, Gersh Agency, Jose Cuervo Tequila, KSR Talent, LA Fashion Week, Laguna Beach Jeans, MOCA, Party Staff, Peterson Automotive Museum, Seven Model Management, United Talent Agency, Untitled Talent, William Morris/Endeavor
Alex Angarita, Ashley Angel Parker, Brandon Routh, Brett Harrelson, Bristol Palin, David Carradine , David Wilcock, David Wolfe, Donna Gates, Jason Richter, Jesse McCartney, Junior Reed, Michael Madsen, Sean Brosnan, Stephanie Hunt, Tripp Palin
944 Magazine, Audubon Magazine, Boudoir Magazine, Exotic Fashion, Flaunt, IAE Magazine, Klazzy Magazine, LA Direct Magazine, People Magazine, Signature Magazine, Super Lawyers Magazine, The Law Review