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Michael Bruining


  Address  San Diego, CA 91942          LinkedIn • IMDB

  Phone  (310) 614-4653                         Website



Highly creative and innovative Emmy award-winning filmmaker with extensive experience within television, feature film, and commercial markets. Analytical professional skilled in exceptional storytelling through periods of accelerated growth. Accomplished in producing, directing, and editing broadcast television, feature films, original content, sizzle reels, documentaries, corporate video, and commercials. Interpersonal communicator skilled at building relationships and promoting collaboration across business lines. 



        Video Production • Videography • Editing & Post-Production Workflow

        • Film & Television Directing • Creative Development • Project Management


Selected Work History


Dell Technologies • 2016-2024


• One of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. Staff member of the production and broadcast team, the creative agency arm of Dell Technologies Experiential Events. 


Projects include:


Dell Technologies World   

• Producer, editor, and videographer of content including:

Michael Dell Keynotes, Customer Stories featured in keynotes, Roll-ins for live broadcast, sizzle reels, and social media content across several platforms. 


DELL Consumer Electronics Show Preview 

• Producer, editor, and videographer of an international broadcast showcasing the latest Dell products and thought leadership to members of the press prior to CES show. 


Dell - Future of Work Series

• Producer, editor of a 4-part series detailing aspects of the Dell product lines.


Dell – The World’s Largest Human Letter

• Producer, editor. Transformed the Dell logo by using over 8,000 people in four countries. Set a new Guinness World Record for the largest human letter. 




Senior Editor/Producer

Oversee production/post-production for long and short-form videos used across social media platforms. Strategize on building brand awareness and coming up with creative campaigns. Manage and mentor a team of junior producers/editors.


MIRADA STUDIOS • 2019-2019


High-end national commercials for several brands including Pine-Sol and Greenworks.



Creative Director

A leading production house and direct marketing advertising firm.

            • Oversaw creative direction and writing for Proactiv and X-Out brands. Collaborated across the team to ensure schedules, art direction, brand, and overall message effectively communicated.

            • Directed national commercials.

            • Developed a 14-part branded content series, “BeYouTV” and increased viewership on the Proactiv YouTube channel.


            APPLE • 2012-2014


            In-house agency editor for a variety of Apple projects.



            ALL 3 MEDIA • 2015-2020

            Lead Editor 

            High-profile projects including a top-rated show on Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week,” a new series for Food Network, “Toups Kitchen Takeover” Also, worked with the Gordon Ramsay’s development team, “Studio Ramsay” to create new pilot episodes and sizzle reels.


            PROMETHEUS ENTERTAINMENT • 2017-2018


            Edited episodes of History Channel’s number one series, “The Curse of Oak Island”


            INDIGO FILMS • 2007-2014

            Senior Editor

            • Led creative on over 100 hours of network programming. Contributed to the design of Discovery Channel’s longest running True Crime show, “I Almost Got Away With It”

            • Lead editor on several long-form documentary and docudrama series for History Channel and Nat Geo.

            • Created sizzle and pitch reels for development projects.


            EDLEMAN PRODUCTIONS • 2005-2007

            Senior Editor

            Led creative, designed the pilot episode, and edited several episodes of “Tactical to Practical” and “Man, Moment, Machine” for History Channel. Won a Telly award for editing.



I Almost Got Away With It                             Investigation Discovery, 3 Episodes

Wives with Knives                                           Investigation Discovery, 2 Episodes

Behind the Screams                                       Reelz Network, 5 Episodes

SuperCarrier: USS Ronald Reagan                National Geographic Channel, TV Movie

Mega Mansions                                              Travel Channel

America’s Most Secret: Structures                 Discovery Channel



The Curse of Oak Island                                            History Channel

Cold Case Files                                                           A&E

Murder Book                                                               Investigation Discovery

Street Science                                                             Science Channel

Dating #NoFilter                                                         E!Networks

Toups Kitchen Takeover                                             Food Network

I Almost Got Away With It                                          Investigation Discovery

Randy Rhoads: Legend                                              Amazon Prime

Warrior Queen Boudica                                             History Channel

Living Big Sky                                                              HGTV



“Monsters, Inc.”  Pixar

Editorial Department


“13 Ghosts”  MGM

Editorial Department



Apple, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Levi’s



Bachelor of Arts: Filmmaking, Columbia College, Chicago



Emmy Award, Producer/Editor “Every 15 Minutes”

Telly Awards, Editor, History Channel

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