Michael Retherford

Michael Retherford

Cinematographer, Compositor, Director of Photography, Editor, Filmmaker, Graphic Designer, Music Supervisor, Photographer (Still), Post-Production Supervisor, Producer, Videographer and Visual Effects Supervisor

Orlando, Florida

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November 2015
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About Michael

I was born and raised in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. An avid fan of movies and music since early childhood, I set his mind on pursuing a career in the film world. In 1994, I moved to Florida to pursue MY dream within the walls of Full Sail University. Originally seeking an Associate Degree in Film, upon completion I decided to further my education by receiving an Associate Degree in Audio Engineering as well.

I started employment at Full Sail University in 1995 as a Lab Specialist in the Post Production Department. With hard work, I was promoted to Associate Director in 1997. Over the next few years, with a focus on Post Production, I became the Director of the Advanced Post Production Program. I loved what I was doing and wanted to further my education and experience.

In 2006, Full Sail University sent me back to school to achieve my Bachelor Degree in Entertainment Business. I saw the value in the furthering of my education and enrolled in the Master of Science in Entertainment Business. During this time, I was promoted to Department Chair for the Film Department. Responsibilities included the supervision of five Post Production courses and sixty employees.

In 2009, the University created a partnership with ESPN and they asked me to be the Director of the program. I graciously accepted and have established the ESPN program at Full Sail University.


  • To Write Love on Her Arms

    To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
    Film by Nathan Frankowski (Biography, Drama and Music) Sound department The story follows 19-year-old Renee (Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee's life is that of a darker tale: she's a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery. Written by Cid Swank

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