Michael Mastre is a filmmaker who wears many hats, his primary focus is film and video editing. He has edited many award winning projects which have played in film festivals around the World. His insightful and easy going nature makes him a joy to work with. He has edited projects ranging from 15-second social media advertisements to feature-length films. Although editing is his strongest skill set he has worked on all aspects of filmmaking from pre-production: writing, critiquing and breaking down screenplays to illustrating storyboards. On set he has directed, worked with the art department, helped with grip and camera teams, and helped with the audio department.
In addition to being a highly skilled editor he is a skilled artist who is comfortable working with a wide range of mediums including: screen printing, etching, scratchboard, photography, and animation. Several of his pieces have been shown and sold at Gallery 85. He has done graphic design work for politicians, businesses, and musicians.
During his time as an undergrad at Sacramento State he helped develop the film studies program, and volunteered as a concert photographer. After graduating with honors from Sacramento State Michael received his Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Editing from Chapman University.
When Michael isn’t working he enjoys traveling, making art, and still photography. He tries to go on photography walks at least once a week and that has helped improve his eye.