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Michael Piekutowski

Camera and Electrical Department | Cinematographer | Actor
KNOWN FOR 
Transformers (2007) | Spider-Man 3 (2007) | Furious 7 (2015)
AKA 
Mike Piekutowski
NICKNAME  
Pick
BORN 
Jul 23, 1978 (age 37)
HEIGHT 
6' 1" (1.85m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 25-50
GUILDS *
IATSE
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Brown (Short)
EYES *
Hazel
WEIGHT *
165 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Average
WORK HISTORY *
Television | Satellite Broadcast | CCTV | News | Internet | Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Music Video | Film  Less
JOB TYPES *
Cinematography | Writing | Production | Set Lighting | Sound | Electrical | Lighting | Data Networking | DMX Networking | Camera Operation | Acting | Editing | Producing | Directing | Set Operation  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
United States (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Not willing to work unpaid
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/michaelpiekutowski
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (45 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (73 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
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    • Pilot (Aug 5, 2015) Lighting Technician  Less
  • Primary photo for Cougar TownCougar Town (TV Series) Lighting Technician (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for ColonyColony (TV Series) Lighting Technician (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Pilot (2015) Lighting Technician  Less
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    • Happiness (Aug 13, 2014) Lighting Technician  Less
    • Resistance (Aug 13, 2014) Lighting Technician  Less
    • Courage (Aug 6, 2014) Lighting Technician  Less
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  • Primary photo for The NeighborsThe Neighbors (TV Series) Lighting Technician (13 episodes, 2013–2014), Production Staff (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2013–2014 13
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  • Primary photo for The OfficeThe Office (TV Series) Lighting Technician (75 episodes, 2009–2013), Gaffer (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2009–2013 75
    • Finale (May 16, 2013) Lighting Technician  Less
    • A.A.R.M. (May 9, 2013) Lighting Technician  Less
    • Livin' the Dream (May 2, 2013) Lighting Technician  Less
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  • Primary photo for The FarmThe Farm (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for SouthlandSouthland (TV Series) Lighting Technician  Less 2009–2013
  • Primary photo for LuckLuck (TV Series) Lighting Technician (2 episodes, 2011–2012)  Less 2011–2012 2
  • Primary photo for Desperate HousewivesDesperate Housewives (TV Series) Rigging Electrician  Less 2004–2012
  • Primary photo for Hart of DixieHart of Dixie (TV Series) Lighting Technician (2 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 2
  • Primary photo for Happy EndingsHappy Endings (TV Series) Lighting Technician (4 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 4
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  • Primary photo for Parks and RecreationParks and Recreation (TV Series) Lighting Technician (6 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 6
    • Indianapolis (Feb 24, 2011) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • Media Blitz (Feb 17, 2011) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • Ron & Tammy: Part Two (Feb 10, 2011) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for ShreddShredd (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The ForgottenThe Forgotten (TV Series) Lighting Technician (16 episodes, 2009–2010)  Less 2009–2010 16
    • Designer Jane (Jul 3, 2010) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • Donovan Doe (Mar 9, 2010) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • Train Jane (Feb 23, 2010) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Untitled Adam Carolla ProjectUntitled Adam Carolla Project (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Dark BlueDark Blue (TV Series) Lighting Technician  Less 2009–2010
  • Primary photo for Ghost WhispererGhost Whisperer (TV Series) Lamp Operator, Electrician  Less 2005–2010
  • Primary photo for Uncle NigelUncle Nigel (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 'Til Death'Til Death (TV Series) Lighting Technician (5 episodes, 2006–2009)  Less 2006–2009 5
    • The Buffer (Dec 25, 2009) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • Sugar Dougie (Oct 1, 2008) Lighting Technician  Less
    • Dreamguys (Sep 24, 2008) Lighting Technician  Less
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  • Primary photo for In the MotherhoodIn the Motherhood (TV Series) Lighting Technician (7 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 7
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  • Primary photo for LeverageLeverage (TV Series) Lighting Technician (4 episodes, 2008–2009)  Less 2008–2009 4
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    • Escape (Nov 10, 2008) Lighting Technician  Less
  • Primary photo for Dirty Sexy MoneyDirty Sexy Money (TV Series) Rigging Electrician (5 episodes, 2007), Lighting Technician (2 episodes, 2007–2008)  Less 2007–2008 7
    • The Verdict (Nov 5, 2008) Lighting Technician (uncredited)  Less
    • The Game (Oct 31, 2007) Rigging Electrician (uncredited)  Less
    • The Bridge (Oct 24, 2007) Rigging Electrician (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for 9021090210 (TV Series) Lighting Technician (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Ugly BettyUgly Betty (TV Series) Lighting Technician (5 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 5
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  • Primary photo for October RoadOctober Road (TV Series) Lighting Technician (13 episodes, 2007–2008)  Less 2007–2008 13
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  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Rigging Electrician  Less 2004–2008
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Electrician  Less 2000–2008
  • Primary photo for Bad Mother's HandbookBad Mother's Handbook (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for South of NowhereSouth of Nowhere (TV Series) Lighting Technician (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for House M.D.House M.D. (TV Series) Electrician (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Act Your Age (Apr 17, 2007) Electrician (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cory in the HouseCory in the House (TV Series) Electrician (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 2
  • Primary photo for The O.C.The O.C. (TV Series) Rigging Electrician (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for MADtvMADtv (TV Series) Electrician (2 episodes, 1996–2007)  Less 1996–2007 2
  • Primary photo for Hell on EarthHell on Earth (TV Movie) Lighting Technician  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for SpellboundSpellbound (TV Movie) Electrician  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for JusticeJustice (TV Series) Electrician (second unit) (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006 2
    • Christmas Party (Dec 22, 2006) Electrician (second unit) (uncredited)  Less
    • Filicide (Dec 8, 2006) Electrician (second unit) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Help Me Help YouHelp Me Help You (TV Series) Electrician (8 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006 8
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  • Primary photo for Mr. MeatyMr. Meaty (TV Series) Electrician (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
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    • Pilot (Sep 18, 2006) Rigging Electrician (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Series) Electrician (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
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    • Backscatter (May 5, 2006) Electrician, Lamp Operator  Less
    • Rampage (Apr 28, 2006) Electrician, Lamp Operator  Less
    • All's Fair (Mar 31, 2006) Electrician, Lamp Operator  Less
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    • Best Prom Ever (May 1, 2006) Rigging Electrician (uncredited)  Less
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    • The Rusty Trombone (Apr 13, 2006) Lamp Operator, Rigging Electrician  Less
    • Bear Drop Soup (Apr 12, 2006) Lamp Operator, Rigging Electrician  Less
    • The Year of the Dog (Apr 6, 2006) Lamp Operator, Rigging Electrician  Less
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  • Primary photo for Yes, DearYes, Dear (TV Series) Lighting Technician (4 episodes, 2005–2006)  Less 2005–2006 4
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  • Primary photo for National Bingo NightNational Bingo Night (TV Series) Electrician  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for In the MotherhoodIn the Motherhood (TV Series) Lighting Technician  Less 2007– 
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  • Primary photo for Angie TribecaAngie Tribeca (TV Series) Lighting Technician  Less 2015– 
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Bridesmaids * – Rigging Electrician Paul Feig
  • Get Him to the Greek * – Rigging Electrician Nicholas Stoller
  • Transformers * – Rigging Electrician Michael Bay
  • Spiderman 3 * – Rigging Electrician Sam Raimi
  • Halloween * – Rigging Electrician Rob Zombie
  • Scouts vs. Zombies * – Rigging Electrician Christopher Landon
  • King of California * – Set Lighting Technician Mike Cahill
  • The Janky Promoters * – Set Lighting Technician Marcus Raboy
  • Hard Candy * – Rigging Electrician David Slade
  • Freeloaders * – Set Lighting Technician Dan Rosen
  • On the Job Training * – Gaffer (CLT) Geff Zamor
  • Devil's Highway * – Gaffer (CLT) Fabien Pruvot
  • June Cabin * – Camera Operator / Gaffer (CLT) Ross Otterman
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Office * – Set Lighting Technician / Console Operator NBC/Universal Studios
  • Parks & Recreation * – Set Lighting Technician NBC/Universal Studios
  • Wilfred * – Set Lighting Technician FX Productions
  • Ugly Betty * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • Major Crimes * – Rigging Electrician TNT Entertainment
  • Bones * – Rigging Electrician Fox Studios
  • NCIS * – Set Lighting Technician CBS Studios
  • The Forgotten * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • Wheel of Fortune * – Set Lighting Technician Merv Griffin Entertainment
  • Jeopardy! * – Set Lighting Technician Merv Griffin Entertainment
  • Desperate Housewives * – Rigging Electrician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • Yes Dear! * – Set Lighting Technician CBS Studios
  • 'Til Death * – Set Lighting Technician Fox Studios
  • The Neighbors * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • 10 Items or Less * – Set Lighting Technician TBS
  • Help Me Help You * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • October Road * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • In the Motherhood * – Set Lighting Technician ABC Entertainment Studios
  • Colony (Pilot) * – Rigging Electrician USA Studios
  • The Farm (Pilot) * – Gaffer (CLT) / Set Lighting Technician NBC/Universal Studios
  • Sketch Comedy Pilot * – Gaffer (CLT) / Lighting Technician NBC/Universal Studios

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Florida State University Film School * – BFA Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts 2000 Tallahassee, FL

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Colossal Film Crawl * – Best in Show Cinematography 2003
  • Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival * – Finalist and Special Screening 2004

References (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

NAMEPHONE
  • Pactric Abaravich * – IATSE Local 728 Business Agent (818) 954-0728
  • Brad Lipson, ASC * – IATSE Local 600 Director of Photography (818) 355-7157
  • Frank Esposito * – IATSE Local 728 Chief Lighting Technician (805) 630-8971
  • Tom Pugh * – IATSE Local 728 Chief Lighting Technician (818) 730-7509
  • Walton (Wally) Rowell * – IATSE Local 728 ACLT / Set Lighting Technician (310) 280-8761
  • Rick Thomas * – IATSE Local 728 Chief Lighting Technician (818) 205-3911

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Set Lighting Technician *
  • Best Boy Electric (ACLT) *
  • Gaffer (CLT) *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

UPLOADED RESUME
  • * MICHAEL J. PIEKUTOWSKI

    910 Berwick Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    michaelpiekutowski@gmail.com
    m: (323) 383-4108

    OBJECTIVE

    Michael is searching for a career that is both technically and creatively challenging while also advancing the development of a healthy and happy family at home. Employment opportunities with a focus on Progressive goals such as Equality and Environmental Protection are a plus.

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Michael is a highly motivated professional with over 15 years of experience working in the production and distribution of numerous Film, Television, and other Media products, especially in the areas of Camera, Lighting, Editing, and Screenwriting. His experience brings not only an understanding of how to logistically implement the installation, operation, and troubleshooting of various technical systems, but he also has an eye for aesthetic design and visual messaging.

    EXPERIENCE

    FILM & TELEVISION STUDIO LIGHTING TECHNICIAN - IATSE LOCAL 728
    MARCH 2004 – PRESENT

    As a member-in-good-standing of the Hollywood Studio Lighting Technicians Union, Michael has over 100 credits in a variety of positions in the Set Lighting Department.

    Michael’s employers have included ABC, CBS, Fox, FX, NBC/Universal, Disney, Paramount, and Sony, as well as numerous Independent production companies. His work can be found in Feature Films (Fast & Furious 7, Bridesmaids, Spiderman 3),Television (The Office, Parks and Recreation, Ugly Betty), Game Shows (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!), and Commercials (McDonald’s, Discover Card, Jack-In-The-Box).

    These experiences have made him familiar with the many responsibilities of the Gaffer (CLT), Best Boy (ACLT), Console Operator, Rigger, and Technician both on and off Production. Michael can be trusted to be both a leader and a member of the overall crew.

    VIDEO SERVICES FLEET SUPERVISOR - CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES
    JUNE 2002 – FEBRUARY 2004

    As an onboard senior manager in the Video Services Department, Michael was responsible for the fleet-wide coordination and management of the Video Services department’s personnel, systems, and supplies. He supervised crews responsible for onboard video production, CCTV systems, and satellite dishes on all of Carnival’s vessels located in the waters of North America and Europe. Michael was also a member of the startup team for the new build of the Carnival Glory. (Italy, 2003)

    VIDEOGRAPHER/EDITOR - FLORIDA’S NEWS CHANNEL
    JULY 2001 – JUNE 2002

    Originally hired as a part-time editor, Michael was soon promoted to having responsibilities that included shooting and editing footage for broadcast, running the broadcast audio board for live shows, special client project, and managing satellite and optical feeds from affiliate stations. Some notable stories covered by the station during this time included 9/11, the Florida Anthrax letters, and the West Nile Virus.

    CAMERA TECHNICIAN / TEACHING ASSISTANT – FSU FILM SCHOOL
    AUGUST 1998 – DECEMBER 2000

    While a student in the program, Michael also worked in the Film School’s Equipment Room helping to maintain and manage a variety of both film and video equipment and supplies for student projects. During his Senior semester, Michael also aided in the teaching of Filmmaking 1.

    AWARDS & SPECIAL SCREENINGS

    The Grateful Dead: A Folktale (Payton Productions)
    Best in Show Cinematography: 2003 Colossal Film Crawl, Columbia, SC
    Finalist and Special Screening: 2004 Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival, Atlanta, GA

    Shame (Florida State University Film School Thesis Film)
    Brooklyn Arts Council International Film & Video Festival, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 2001 / Oct 2001
    Honorable Mention: Philafilm-Philadelphia International Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA, July, 2001
    Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL, November 10-11, 2001
    Brooklyn Young Filmmakers Salon, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, March 7, 2002

    REFERENCES

    PATRIC ABARAVICH, BUSINESS AGENT
    IATSE LOCAL 728
    (818) 954-0728 / pja@iatse728.org

    BRAD LIPSON, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - "THE WEDDING RINGER"
    IATSE LOCAL 600
    (818) 355-7157 / themoviecr8or@yahoo.com

    FRANK ESPOSITO, GAFFER - "THE OFFICE", "OCTOBER ROAD", "HELP ME HELP YOU"
    IATSE LOCAL 728
    (805) 630-8971 / pzf6frank@yahoo.com

    TOM PUGH, GAFFER - "MONK", "WILFRED", "THE NEIGHBORS"
    IATSE LOCAL 728
    (818) 730-7509 / tomanddanisplace@aol.com

    RICK THOMAS, GAFFER - "JUPITER ASCENDING", "THOR", "BLINDSIDE"
    IATSE LOCAL 728
    (818) 205-3911 / rick6151@mac.com

    WALTON (WALLY) ROWELL, ACLT / STUDIO SET LIGHTING TECHNICIAN - VARIOUS
    IATSE LOCAL 728
    (310) 280-8761 / walfilm728@gmail.com

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