Michael Banowetz

Last updated on 07/18/17

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Credits and Employment History

“The Treehouse Guys,” 2015, series for DIY. Editor.

“Living Big Sky,” 2014, series for HGTV. Editor.

“Guiding Alaska,” 2014, series for Travel Channel. Editor.

“New House New Life,” 2014, series for HGTV. Editor.

“Living Alaska,” 2014, series for HGTV. Producer, editor.

“Building Alaska,” 2013-14, series for DIY. Producer, editor.

“New House New Life,” 2013, pilot for HGTV. Producer, editor.

“Living Alaska,” 2013, pilot for HGTV. Producer, editor.

“World’s Weirdest: Creepy Cures,” 2013, Nat. Geo. Wild. Producer, editor.

"Funeral Boss," 2012, series for Discovery Fit. Editor.

"Building Alaska," 2012, series for DIY. Editor, producer, post facility.

"Room Crashers," 2012, series for HGTV. Editor, post facility.

"Out Living It," 2012. Official Selection Aspen Shortfest. Editor.

“Heat Seekers,” 2011-12, HD series for Food Network. Editor.

“Arise,” 2011-12, feature length documentary for Idanha Films. Editor/Post/Graphics Facility.

“Mob Confessions,” 2011, documentary series for Discovery Channel. Editor.

“Top HallowScreams” and “Pumpkin Palooza,” 2011, hour specials for the Weather Channel. Editor.

“Cheap Bites,” 2011, pilot for The Cooking Channel. Editor.

“Swamp Men”,” 2011, HD series for Nat. Geo. Wild. Editor.

“Food Network Challenge,” 2011, HD series for Food Network. Editor.

“My First Sale,” 2010-11, HD series for HGTV. Editor.

“This Aborted Earth: Ah…Corpses!” 2010, HD animated short. Writer, director, animator, editor, graphics/post facility.

“Professional Grade,” 2010, HD series for HGTV. Editor.

“Rescue Renovation,” 2010, HD series for DIY Network. Editor.

“Factory Made,” 2009-¬2010, HD series for Discovery Channel. Editor.

“Cool Tools,” 2009, series for DIY Network. Editor.

“This Aborted Earth: The Quest Begins,” 2009, HD animated short. Juried Selection Guggenheim YouTube Play, exhibited in New York, Venice, Bilbao and Berlin Guggenheim Museums. Writer, director, animator, editor, graphics and post facility.

“Warriors,” 2008, HD series for The History Channel. Editor.

“Simply Delicioso,” 2007-¬2008, HD series for The Food Network. Editor.

“Unwrapped,” 2008, series for The Food Network. Editor.

“Food Competition Series,” 2005-¬08, high ¬definition series for The Food Network. Editor.

“Haulin’ House,” 2006-¬2008, weekly series for HGTV. Editor.

“Dream House,” 2006-¬2007, weekly series for HGTV. Editor.

“American Shopper,” 2006¬-2007, series for Fine Living Network and associated broadband packages. Post facility.

“Rezoned,” 2006, high definition series for HGTV. Producer/writer, editor, graphics, post facility.

“Dream House: After Katrina,” 2005, HGTV, 2007 New York Festivals Gold World Medal, Best Documentary. Editor.

“Offbeat America,” 2005, high ¬definition series for HGTV. Editor.

“My First Place,” 2005, high ¬definition makeover series for HGTV. Editor.

“Destination Wild,” 2005, high¬ definition pilot for Fox Sports. Editor, graphic artist.

“Beach Week,” 2005, 12 hour-¬long high¬ definition specials for The Travel Channel. Editor/writer.

“Out of Control Christmas,” 2004, hour¬-long special for HGTV. Editor.

“The Dalton Highway,” 2004, hour-¬long high ¬definition documentary for OLN. Writer, editor, motion graphic artist/facility.

“In A Fix,” 2004, hour-¬long makeover show for TLC. Producer, writer, editor, post facility.

“Surprise By Design,” 2002-¬2004, daily Emmy ¬nominated show for The Discovery Channel. Head editor/producer.

“Superior Beings,” 2004, Emmy nominated special on challenged athletes, ESPN. Producer/editor/motion graphics.

“Comb-over: The Movie,” 2004, feature¬ length documentary. Consulting producer/editor.

“Pop Sci Adventures,” 2003, 30 minute pilot for National PBS series. Editor.

“If Walls Could Talk,” 2003, weekly series for HGTV. Editor.

“Ski Gear and Beyond,” 2003, half-¬hour show for Outdoor Life Network. Motion graphics artist/facility, editor.

“Busted,” 2001-¬2002, weekly hour-¬long series for Animal Planet. Online editor/facility, effects and graphics artist/facility.

“Warren Miller’s Global Adventure,” 1999¬-2002, a series of hour long documentaries for Outdoor Life Network. Winner of two 2001 Tellie Awards and 2000 Teddy Award. Editor, graphic artist/facility, on¬line facility.

“Breed All About It,” 1999-¬2001, weekly series for Animal Planet. Producer, writer, editor, graphic artist/ facility.

“Modern Masters,” 2000-¬2001, weekly series for HGTV. Editor.

“Vet School Confidential,” 2001, weekly series for Animal Planet. Producer/writer, editor.

“Secret Gardens,” 2001, weekly series for HGTV. Editor.

“Wilderness Semester,” 2000, an hour long pilot. 2001 Teddy Award. Editor, graphic design/facility, post facility.

"Emergency Vets," 1997-¬2000, 1/2 hour, weekly series for Animal Planet. Producer, writer, editor.

"Hollywood One On One," 1992-¬1998, a weekly, 1/2 hour, multiple Emmy ¬winning television series, airing locally, nationally and in over 40 foreign markets. Series producer, editor of almost 300 completed programs.

“Academy Awards Preview,” 1998, an hour¬-long special previewing the Oscar race. Producer, editor, post facility.

"As Long As The Grass Shall Grow," 1994, a 60 minute documentary for the Cable Ace and Cine Golden Eagle winning series for Discovery , "How The West Was Lost." Silver medalist, international documentary, N.Y. Film Festival. Editor.

"Starz! Interstitials," 1994-¬97, over 60 stories and spots for national and international broadcast. Producer, writer, editor.

Producer, Editor, Post Facilty - Still Here

Idanha Films

6/2017 - 7/2018

Produced and edited a ten minute trailer to raise funds for a feature length documentary on the Sami people.

Animator - CareCredit

Steelcoast Creative

4/2017 - 5/2017

Animated a three minute loop for healthcare trade shows.

Producer, Editor, Post Facility - Wild Ops

Dorsey Pictures

1/2017 - 5/2017

Wrote and edited episodes on my own equipment.

Producer, Editor - Treehouse Guys, Season 2

Dorsey Films

2/2016 - 11/2016

Edited and produced episodes.

Post Producer, Editor, Post Facility - Building Alaska, Season 6

Orion Pictures

7/2015 - 2/2016

Wrote and edited the show on my own equipment.

Supervising Producer - Building Alaska Season 7

Orion Pictures

4/2015 - 9/2015

Oversaw field production.

Industry Awards

2012 Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Film Award, 2012 Aspen Shortfest Audience Special Recognition, 2012 Spirit of Activism Award, 2011 NexTV Semi-Finalist Directing Talent Search, 2010 Juried Selection Guggenheim YouTube Play, 2010 NexTV Webisode Semi-Finalist, 2010 Official Selection LA Comedy Film Shorts Festival, 2007 New York Festivals Gold World Medal, Best Documentary, 2004 National Emmy Nomination , 2002 National Emmy nomination, two 2001 Tellie Awards, 2001 Teddy for Outstanding Outdoor Adventure Documentary, 2000 Teddy Award for Outstanding Outdoor Adventure Series, 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Program, two 1995 Emmy nominations, 1994 Cable Ace, 1994 Cine Golden Eagle, 1994 Silver Medalist New York Film Festivals, three 1994 Emmy nominations, 1994 C.B.A. for Best Children's Programming, three 1993 Emmy nominations, 1993 Alfie, 1992 Cine Golden Eagle, 1992 Tellie, 1992 Blue Sky Award, Finalist 1989 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Education

MFA Screenwiting and Directing, Columbia University, 1989



BA in English, Colorado State University, 1985

Technical Equipment

Avid MC, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Encore, Word, Final Draft.