Beyond Our Reality

Mike Stodden

Producer, Director, DP


Michael Stodden is a veteran in the television industry. For more than two decades his innovative style and professional standards have been recognized as being at the top of his field.

Currently he is the Senior Produce and Principle DP for the A&E/Biography hit Series "Celebrity Bucket List". He has also been the Principle DP for the last 3 years on Travel Channel's long running series "Ghost Adventures". Other recent DP works include HGTV's "Mom Caves" and "Dear Genevieve" and ABC's "Katie" show.

A two time Emmy nominee, in August of 2010 he was awarded a National Prime Time Emmy for his DP work on the highly acclaimed HBO Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Special hosted by Tom Hanks. Being the first DP to shoot "MTV Sports" series of shows, he established its signature look that would lead it to winning an Emmy award in it's first year. His principle DP work on the Ozzy Osbourne Rocumentary "Don't Blame Me" helped it win First Place at the Cannes Film Festival. He was asked by Cindy Crawford to give a "new look" to her show "House of Style" and change it's format from video to film.

His extensive list of Network Specials includes such clients as: Madonna, Paul McCartney, The Dixie Chicks, Whitney Houston, Ben Stiller, The Back Street Boys, Janet Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, Phil Collins, Disney's Lion King, HBO's Chris Rock and many more. Some of his VH1 "Behind the Music" programs include: Bon Jovi, Cat Stevens, John Lennon and the Doobie Brothers with the more recent additions of Pink, Fifty Cent, and Jewel. His Music Video film recreations, which placed Carson Daly in the top 15 of the "100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time" for MTV, was on the cover of TV Guide and highly acclaimed as its feature story. Oprah Winfrey utilized his skills to shoot a New Opening for her New York series of shows and his behind the scenes Special for "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" gave ABC it's highest ratings ever in that time slot.

Credit List

Director of Photography: Film & TV Programming
• A&E - "Celebrity Bucket List"
• Travel Channel - "Ghost Adventures"
• ABC - "Katie" with Katie Couric
• ABC Family - "The Vineyard"
• E! Entertainment - "Fashion Police"
• E! Entertainment - "Ice Loves CoCo" Pilot
• HGTV - "Mom Caves"
• HGTV - "Dear Genevieve"
• Travel Channel - "Paranormal Challenge"
• Biography Channel - "The Haunting Of"
• MTV - "The Real World"
• HBO - "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Special"
• A&E - "Biography"
• VH1 - "Behind the Music"
• A&E - "Intervention"

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