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Michael P. May (II)


Michael May was born in 1962. He is a fourth generation member of the film industry. His father is legendary Key Grip "Chainsaw" Tommy May. His Uncle Harry May was a well known Director of Photography, and his Cousin Bradford is a Producer/Director. Michael's education in the film industry began when he was very young. His first visit to a set was ... See full bio »

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Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: Generations Camera and Electrical Department
(1994)
Volcano
Volcano Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)
Star Trek
Star Trek Camera and Electrical Department
(2009)
Escape from L.A.
Escape from L.A. Camera and Electrical Department
(1996)

Filmography

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 2019 Juanita (a-camera: steadicam operator) (post-production)
  The Orville (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2017) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2017)
- Mad Idolatry (2017) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
  Shut Eye (TV Series) (Steadicam Operator - 1 episode, 2017) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2017)
- Karma Chameleon (2017) ... (Steadicam Operator)
- Purple Hearts (2017) ... (steadicam operator)
  Shots Fired (TV Series) (2nd Unit DP - 1 episode, 2017) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2017)
- Hour One: Pilot (2017) ... (2nd Unit DP) / (steadicam operator)
 2016 Bosch (TV Series) ("a" camera steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- Follow the Money (2016) ... ("a" camera steadicam operator)
- Exit Time (2016) ... ("a" camera steadicam operator)
 2016 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Michael Chang Fever (2016) ... (steadicam operator)
 2016 Teen Wolf (TV Series) ("a" camera steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Maid of Gévaudan (2016) ... ("a" camera steadicam operator)
 2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Kuleana (2016) ... (steadicam operator)
 2015 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- Things We Lost in the Fire (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
- The Me Nobody Knows (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
 2015 Invisible Sister (TV Movie) ("a" camera steadicam operator)
 2015 The Longest Ride (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2015 Field of Lost Shoes ("b" camera operator) / (steadicam operator)
  Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 20 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (steadicam - 1 episode, 2014)
- Family Matters (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
- Bite Out of Crime (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
- In Plain View (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
- Gumshoe (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
- Foot Loose (2015) ... (steadicam operator)
 2015 Nashville (TV Series) ("a" camera steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- That's the Way Love Goes (2015) ... ("a" camera steadicam operator)
- Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (2015) ... ("a" camera steadicam operator)
 2014 Into the Storm (camera operator)
 2013-2014 Ravenswood (TV Series) (a camera steadicam - 8 episodes)
- My Haunted Heart (2014) ... (a camera steadicam - 2013)
- Along Came a Spider (2014) ... (a camera steadicam - 2013)
- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2014) ... (a camera steadicam - 2013)
- Home Is Where the Heart Is (Seriously Check the Floorboards) (2014) ... (a camera steadicam - 2013)
- Revival (2014) ... (a camera steadicam - 2013)
 2014 Cloud 9 (TV Movie) (a camera steadicam)
 2013 Mob City (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Oxpecker (2013) ... (camera operator)
- Red Light (2013) ... (camera operator)
 2013/I Paranoia (camera operator)
 2013 Scary Movie 5 (camera operator - uncredited)
 2013 Monday Mornings (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2013) ... (steadicam operator)
 2013 Sweetwater (2nd Unit DP - uncredited) / (a camera steadicam)
 2012 The Asset (TV Movie) (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2012 Perception (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- Light (2012) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Lovesick (2012) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2012 Franklin & Bash (TV Series) (camera operator - 2 episodes)
- Viper (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Strange Brew (2012) ... (camera operator)
  Awake (TV Series) (a camera/stedicam operator - 10 episodes, 2012) (camera operator - 2 episodes, 2012)
- Turtles All the Way Down (2012) ... (a camera/stedicam operator)
- Two Birds (2012) ... (a camera/stedicam operator)
- Say Hello to My Little Friend (2012) ... (a camera/stedicam operator)
- Slack Water (2012) ... (a camera/stedicam operator)
- Game Day (2012) ... (a camera/stedicam operator)
 2011 Partners (TV Movie) (a-camera/steadicam operator)
 2011 American Horror Story (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- Halloween: Part 1 (2011) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Murder House (2011) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
  Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series) (camera operator - 9 episodes, 2011) (a-camera/steadicam operator - 5 episodes, 2011) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2011)
- Death by a Thousand Cuts (2011) ... (a-camera/steadicam operator) / (camera operator - as Mick May)
- The Girl in the Blue Mask (2011) ... (a-camera/steadicam operator - as Mike May)
- Strays (2011) ... (a-camera/steadicam operator) / (director of photography - uncredited)
- The Time Is Now (2011) ... (a-camera/steadicam operator)
- Smother (2011) ... (a-camera/steadicam operator)
 2011 Chuck (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Cliffhanger (2011) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
 2011 The Mechanic ("a" camera steadicam operator)
  The Cape (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2011) (steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2011)
- Pilot (2011) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - as Michael May) / (steadicam operator - as Michael May)
  Melrose Place (TV Series) (camera operator - 4 episodes, 2010) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Sepulveda (2010) ... (camera operator - uncredited) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Santa Fe (2010) ... (camera operator - uncredited) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Mulholland (2010) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- Stoner Canyon (2010) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
 2010 Big Love (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes)
- The Mighty and Strong (2010) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Strange Bedfellows (2010) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
  Without a Trace (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 3 episodes, 2009) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 2009)
- Undertow (2009) ... (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- True (2009) ... (director of photography - uncredited) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
- Devotion (2009) ... (director of photography - uncredited) / (steadicam operator - uncredited)
 2009 Star Trek (camera operator)
 2008 Morning Light (Documentary) (camera operator - as Michael May)
  Shark (TV Series) (camera operator - 21 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (2nd unit DP - 17 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (Steadicam operator - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (steadicam operator - 9 episodes, 2006)
- Wayne's World 3: Killer Shark (2008) ... (2nd unit DP)
- One Hit Wonder (2008) ... (2nd unit DP)
- Leaving Las Vegas (2008) ... (2nd unit DP)
- Bar Fight (2008) ... (2nd unit DP)
- Partners in Crime (2008) ... (2nd unit DP)
  Numb3rs (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 2 episodes, 2008) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2008)
- When Worlds Collide (2008) ... (steadicam operator - as Michael May)
- Pay to Play (2008) ... (camera operator: "b" camera - as Michael May) / (steadicam operator - as Michael May)
 2006 Glass House: The Good Mother (Video) (2nd unit DP) / (steadicam operator)
 2005 Inconceivable (TV Series) (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2005 Related (TV Series) (steadicam operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2005) ... (steadicam operator)
  JAG (TV Series) (camera operator - 13 episodes, 2004 - 2005) (steadicam operator - 13 episodes, 2004 - 2005)
- Fair Winds and Following Seas (2005) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Dream Team (2005) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Unknown Soldier (2005) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Two Towns (2005) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
- Death at the Mosque (2005) ... (camera operator: "a" camera) / (steadicam operator)
  North Shore (TV Series) (camera operator - 12 episodes, 2004) (steadicam operator - 12 episodes, 2004)
- Leverage (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator)
- Bellport (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator)
- Alexandra (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator)
- Vice (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator)
- Ties That Bind (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May) / (steadicam operator)
  CSI: Miami (TV Series) (camera operator - 17 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (steadicam operator - 4 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (Steadicam operator - 1 episode, 2004)
- Innocent (2004) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - as Mike May)
- MIA/NYC Nonstop (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- Rap Sheet (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- Not Landing (2004) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- The Oath (2004) ... (camera operator: "a" camera - as Mike May)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (camera operator: second unit)
  The Agency (TV Series) (Steadicam operator - 22 episodes, 2002 - 2003) (camera operator - 22 episodes, 2002 - 2003)
- Our Man in Washington (2003) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Our Man in Korea (2003) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Mi Cena con Andrei (2003) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- War, Inc. (2003) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Spy Finance (2003) ... (Steadicam operator) / (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2001-2002 Felicity (TV Series) (camera operator - 22 episodes)
- Felicity Interrupted (2002) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Back to the Future (2002) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Spin the Bottle (2002) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- The Power of the Ex (2002) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
- Time Will Tell (2002) ... (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2002 Murder by Numbers (camera operator - uncredited)
 1998-2001 The X-Files (TV Series) (camera operator - 18 episodes)
- Nothing Important Happened Today (2001) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- This Is Not Happening (2001) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- Medusa (2001) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- The Gift (2001) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
- Without (2000) ... (camera operator - uncredited)
 2001 Longshot (camera operator)
 2001 Jeepers Creepers (camera operator - as Mike May)
 2001 The Beast (TV Series) (camera operator - as Michael May)
 2001 Swordfish (camera operator)
 2001 Tomcats (camera operator - uncredited)
 2001 A Mother's Testimony (TV Movie) (camera operator - as Michael May)
 2001 Lying in Wait (camera operator - as Michael May)
 1999 End of Days (additional camera operator) / (camera operator - uncredited)
 1999 Blue Streak (camera operator)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (camera operator - uncredited)
 1998 Susan's Plan (underwater camera operator)
 1998 Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (TV Special documentary) (camera operator)
 1998 Slappy and the Stinkers (first assistant camera: "b" camera)
 1998 Hard Rain (camera operator - uncredited) / (camera operator: second unit)
 1996-1997 Ned and Stacey (TV Series) (camera operator - 22 episodes)
- Skippy's Revenge (1997) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- Scenes from a Muffin Shop (1997) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- I Like Your Moxie (1997) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- No Retreat, No Surrender (1997) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
- Where My Third Nepal Is Sheriff (1997) ... (camera operator - as Mike May)
 1997 Titanic (camera operator - uncredited)
 1997 Volcano (camera operator - uncredited) / (camera operator: second unit)
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy (assistant camera)
 1996 Dear God (first assistant camera)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (assistant camera)
 1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (first assistant camera: second unit - as Michael May)
 1995 Jade (assistant camera)
 1995 The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations (first assistant camera - as Mike May)
 1994 Double Dragon (first camera assistant - as Michael May)
 1994 Flashfire (assistant camera: second unit - as Mike May)
 1994 Clifford (first assistant camera)
 1994 Lightning Jack (first assistant camera: "b" camera - as Mike May)
 1994 The Getaway (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1993 Judgment Night (assistant camera) / (first assistant camera)
 1993 Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1993 The Meteor Man (first assistant camera)
 1993 Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1993 Ozzy Osbourne: Live & Loud (Video) (assistant camera)
 1993 With Hostile Intent (TV Movie) (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (assistant camera)
 1993 It's Nothing Personal (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1992 Mom and Dad Save the World (first assistant camera)
 1992 Deuce Coupe (first assistant camera: Los Angeles second unit)
 1992 Lady Against the Odds (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1992 Highway Heartbreaker (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1992 Drive Like Lightning (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1991 The Death Merchant (first assistant camera)
 1991 Fatal Friendship (TV Movie) (assistant camera)
 1991 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie) (focus puller - as Michael May)
 1989 Transylvania Twist (first assistant camera: second unit - as Michael May)
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (second assistant camera)
 1988 Go Toward the Light (TV Movie) (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1988 The Presidio (assistant camera - uncredited) / (second assistant camera)
 1987 The Monster Squad (second assistant camera - as Michael May)
 1986-1987 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (second assistant camera - 8 episodes)
- The Card/The Junction (1987) ... (second assistant camera)
- The Road Less Travelled (1986) ... (second assistant camera)
- The Convict's Piano (1986) ... (second assistant camera)
- The Toys of Caliban (1986) ... (second assistant camera)
- The After Hours/Lost and Found/The World Next Door (1986) ... (second assistant camera)
 1986 Playing for Keeps (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A. (second assistant camera: additional photography)
Show Show Cinematographer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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