Mike Krumlauf

Mike Krumlauf

Digital T Productions
Cinematographer

Chicago, Illinois

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About Mike

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Mike Krumlauf is an American Filmmaker born in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his line of experimental video artwork & music video directing.

Mike was born December 14th, 1990 in Maywood, Illinois. He grew up in Naperville, Illinois the majority of his life, spending a year & a half in Telluride, Colorado from late 2001-2003. Mike's passion with film began when his father gave him a video camera as a Christmas gift in 1999. In 2003, Mike was introduced to low budget DV Filmmaking and the Sony DSR-PD150 camera. He began teaching himself digital cinematography and editing, while constantly experimenting. In 2005, Mike met filmmaker Arin Crumley and acquired the beloved (among low budget filmmakers at the time) Panasonic DVX100A camera. Arin insisted that Mike put his video artwork on A new (at the time) website YouTube.Com. In doing so, Mike was one of the first to use the website as a DIY distribution tool for video art, which gained him a little notoriety in the online film-making community. From 2005-2007, Mike received over 1 million views collectively to his work of about 130 videos at the time. His early work was considered as "Photography on Speed" said by a fellow Chicago photographer Dann Wunderlich. In late 2007, Mike left YouTube.com and the online filmmaking community. It was not until February 2008, when Mike went back to the internet,in which he came out publicly as a gay man and began putting his work on Vimeo.com (where he still posts his work to this day). His experimental work today gains 200-500 views a week. "I enjoy being on Vimeo more then I did you tube or other outlets. Vimeo has a very artistically driven community of people who can respect my work for what it is... experiments." states Krumlauf. "My video art will be an ongoing project until the day I die. It's a great way for me to better understand my calling as an artist and fine tune my craft."

As of September 2013, Mike is working on his first feature length film entitled "A Place To Call His Own", which focuses on his friend Matt McMahon who lost his life in a street racing accident. "The film is my tribute to the greatest friendship I've ever had in my life, and is also a beautiful experimental film about life, friendship, love, and the dangers of disobeying the rules of the road" says Krumlauf. "I hope people that didn't know Matt like I did can take away how selfless and kindhearted of A spirit he was, and that the film reminds people to respect the people in there lives, as well as there own life."

Mike's future plans as an artist is to work in music videos and experimental art-house cinema. Mike states "I want to challenge my audience with the material of my future narrative work. I don't want to be a [cookie cutter] filmmaker. I'm all about content that makes you think and sometimes judges all the morals you stand on. My work constantly changes, but what will remain the same is experimental narrative and Chicago." Mike's first narrative film entitled "Written Images" focuses on two young gay males in Chicago as they find themselves and each other. Written Images is set for a hopeful 2015 production start & 2016 release.

Mike currently lives in the city of Chicago with his Fiance, Nick.


Photos

Credits

  • SugarDaddy

    SugarDaddy (2015)
    Film (short) by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy Director/Editor/Screenwriter

  • A Place to Call His Own

    A Place to Call His Own (2014)
    Documentary by Digital T Productions Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor

  • A Place to Call His Own (Short)

    A Place to Call His Own (Short) (2013)
    Documentary by Digital T Productions Director/Editor/Cinematographer

  • Written Images

    Written Images
    Film by Digital T Productions Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Education

  • Tribeca Flashpoint College
    (2014-2016)

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