About Sanssouci Media

I'm an Oakland-based director / cinematographer / editor / photographer by way of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta handcrafting original films with novelty & soul. Aside from independent work, I've led projects for Art.com, Oxygen, Sofarsounds, Wizard World, Consequence of Sound & more; as journalist, I've been on assignment for Vice & Vox Media.

I offer timely & multi-disciplined media and filmmaking expertise from concept to delivery tested and proven time and again, with over a decade's experience creating in the studio and on location. Along with the nuts and bolts, I keep my strategy insights and tools current. And I advance my dense industry knowledge on every project, easing workflows, and effortlessly soothe clients. My close attention to detail is second only to being able to see the big picture and act on spontaneity.

I currently create visual content for Compass and Sotheby's - the pinnacle of San Francisco real estate - and navigate the skies as an FAA Part 107-certified commercial drone pilot. Because of my strong background in storytelling & composition, you can rest assured of my ability to present your project in the best light. I'm ultimately an optimist & world citizen inspired by a universe of things, including constant mobility and my greatest muse coffee.

Portfolio

Michael Winters | Director / Cinematographer / Editor