My name is Michael Murray and I run Vimpulse Productions. I’m a Durham College Graduate of the Video Production and Advanced Film-making program.
I started being interested with cameras back when I was 11. That is when I got my first small handheld camera. Back then I was taking photos with out thinking about the lighting and the other major things that you need to consider before you take that one photo. Started a photography club at my elementary school and got others to join to help with the load of work.
Just some camera’s I used way back then
When I started high school, I created a YouTube channel, it was for some random/gaming videos. During that time I started to become more of drama nerd and tried out for a lot of plays just like I did back in elementary school. And with being in drama I learned a lot of different stage techniques, how to light a scene, keep actors motivated and also how to get certain reactions out of the actors. And then I also dabbled in learning guitar and singing. During this time I started creating short stories about kids who are enrolled in a super school for special needs individuals, and it had a twist which was, the students had disabilities and super powers.
Then it came around to picking a college program and got accepted into Video Production at Durham College because it was local.
For Video Production, they thought me all the basics (even if I knew a lot of them already) and some advanced video and photo techniques in the first year of the program. I made connections with multiple people. We helped each other succeed and mastered our craft. In the second year of that program it was more competitive. We all wanted to stand out and make a name for our self’s. As for myself I was called a Documentary shooter and Video Editor, as I was more into making documentaries about things that I feel are important. For example Being a Parent of Kids with Disabilities, which was based on my mother.
Starting Advanced Film making was a big leap going from making documentaries to making short films. During this course I relearned a lot after effects on my own to prepare for my short film. I contacted my friends and got them to help out as my crew. The idea for my short film came to me vary fast as it is the future events of my short story that I created in high-school long ago.
The software I use to create magic.
Video – Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, Adobe 2019, Vegas Pro 14, and Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid, and iMovie.
Photo – Xara Photo&Graphic Designer, Photoshop, and Affinity Photo&Designer.
Operating systems that I use Windows 10, and MAC OS.
Canon 5DMark3, Nikon 500D.
Two canon lenses (50 MM and 24-105 MM)
SHOOT 3 Piece Aluminum EF Focus Macro Extension Tube Set (13mm 21mm 31mm)
One Nikon Lens (75-300 MM)
Manfrotto FluidHead Tripod
Neewer Handheld Stabilizer
Neewer Shoulder Stabilize
4K Action Camera
DJI Osmo 2
Neewer Smartphone Video Rig (has shoe slots and much more)
Two H1 Zooms
Three Lavalier Mic
One H6 Zoom
Two Condencer Microphones
Two Neewer Metal Bi-Color LED Video Light Studio
Two Neewer Photo Studio 176 LED Ultra Bright Dimmable on Camera Video Light
SAKOLLA 18 Pack Color Correction Gel Light Filter
CowboyStudio 32″ Photography Photo Portable Grip Reflector