Meet Mike Cohen
Creative COW Forum Host
Woodbury, Connecticut USA
In college, Mike Cohen thought he would
work in broadcast news. He ran the University of Hartford student
news broadcast, did news internships and took journalism classes.
Then Mike discovered corporate video
and a job duping tapes at Ciné-Med. After a few months Mike
was promoted to shooter editor, and has never looked back.
The first edit suites back in 1994 were
Ampex ACE 25 edit controller based, with a Vista switcher, ADO and
both 1" and MII machines.
As technology evolved to include
in:sync Speed Razor, Media 100, and now Adobe Premiere, so too have
Ciné-Med's services, business model, and Mike's
Now serving as production manager, Mike
serves as project manager on numerous medical educational projects,
including videos, websites and interactive Flash programs. Other
responsibilities include attending several medical trade shows each
year, and new business development.
A member of the COW since its
inception, Mike is an active participant in the forums, a leader on
the Business and Marketing forum and a COW blogger to boot.
When not shooting
surgery or editing nursing videos, Mike likes vacationing in Cape Cod
with his wife Rachael, watching movies, DIY projects around the house
You can find Mike Cohen hosting in Creative COW's and TV & Movie Appreciation Forum.
Articles by Mike Cohen
TV & Movie Appreciation|
Star Wars: How Much Is Too Much?
When Disney announced that they would be making a new Star Wars movie every year for at least 10 years I was both excited and a bit skeptical. In 2012 when Lucas sold his company to Disney for $4billion, he included his outlines of Episodes VII, VIII and IX. But Disney and Co. decided to discard these stories and start over, also discarding the extended universe of comics and books that millions of SW fans had grown to love. Adding JJ Abrams to the mix was icing on the cake for SW fans who have become critical of SW. But Lawrence Kasdan was the saving grace, who wrote a script for VII that the original actors could get behind. So, how much Star Wars is too much?
Review, Editorial, Feature
Film History & Appreciation|
What Star Wars Means To Me
Part of the criteria your future spouse must meet is a deep knowledge of the Star Wars Universe and you can quote most of the lines from at least one of the original Episodes, but how did the magic, the action, the VFX (before you even knew what VFX were and it was all oh so real!), and The Force, change you? Mike Cohen answers with what Star Wars means to him.
Indie Film & Documentary|
Whether you shoot surgery, reality shows, documentaries especially, how-to videos, cooking, painting, sculpting, decoy carving or...you name it...you are going to be shooting interviews. Number one tip - be ready for anything. Join Mike Cohen for more great insight into shooting interviews.
Art of the Edit|
Surgical Video: The Cutting Edge
Creative Cow leader Mike Cohen has been working on the cutting edge of surgical video for years. In this expanded version of his article in the Cow Magazines Non-Broadcast Production Issue, Mike answers some of the most frequently asked questions about these techniques from the Cow forums. Its fascinating stuff, but seriously, maybe have some breakfast before you take a look.