Michael Johnson Entertainment

Michael Johnson Entertainment I'm a multidisciplined freelance video producer specializing in visual storytelling. From boardrooms, underwater, mountaintops and everywhere in between.

With over 10 years of professional production experience, and a lifetime of skills in the outdoors, Mike is comfortable in nearly any setting from below the ocean surface to high up on a mountain top. He has worked as an editor, camera op, director of photography, and producer on broadcast, corporate, and web destined projects. Video production has been a passion of Mike’s since high school. That passion has taken him around the world with a career most can only dream of. Most of his career has focused on broadcast television including both scripted and unscripted shows, with experience in nearly every position from development to production, post production, and distribution. His work has been featured on networks such as Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, TLC, NBC affiliates, and many more.

Operating as usual

In October 2012, I spent a week in Yellowstone National Park. The timing was perfect - the weather hasn't turned too col...
02/16/2019

In October 2012, I spent a week in Yellowstone National Park. The timing was perfect - the weather hasn't turned too cold yet and there were very few visitors. I only ever made it a short hike away from any of the roads.

Now I want to go back and spend a week backpacking through the back country.

This image is at a bend in the Yellowstone River near Sulfur Caldron.

#yellowstone #wanderlust #illbeback

Dove Bennett Spring State Park last weekend. Visibility was less than I would have liked, so I didn't come away with any...
02/09/2019

Dove Bennett Spring State Park last weekend. Visibility was less than I would have liked, so I didn't come away with any great shots. Fun dive nonetheless!

#mdcdiscovernature #bennettspring

12/20/2018
The Fish Guyz

Don't miss Season 2 of The Fish Guyz on Discovery Channel starting Jan 5! You wouldn't think a fishing show would feature anything about scuba diving, but hosts Lain Goodwin and George Clark tour The History of Diving Museum and volunteer at Coral Restoration Foundation. Plus there are some underwater scenes shot by your's truly. If you don't get Discovery Channel you can catch them on Amazon Prime Instant Video!

Merry Christmas from The Fish Guyz!
Season 2 starts January 5th at 6:30 am EST/Pacific on Discovery Channel and Discovery GO. Please help by sharing this post and spreading the word.

#wellcraftboats
#daiichihooks
#pennfishing
#floridakeys
#tacklewebs
#jeffersonsbourbon
#aquaflauge
#aquaticnutrition

11/27/2018
Male Sea Lion Swims By - Getty Images 1071272978

This was a fun day diving the Coronado Island in Mexico with Jim Hellemn and Carolyn Flynn. Visibility wasn't great, the sky was overcast, and the air temp was cold, but getting close to wild sea lions underwater for the first time was AMAZING! This is one shot of a male sea lion that kept patrolling the shore to keep his harem of girls safe intruders. Available on Getty Images, ID 1071272978. Shot on a Sony a7Sii with Sony 16-35mm f/4 in an Ikelite Underwater Systems housing.

#coronadoislands #gettyimages #sealion #underwatervideo

11/07/2018
Scuba & H2O Adventures Magazine

The deadline to vote for the 2018 DEMA.org Wave Makers Award is TOMORROW at Noon Pacific Time. If you're a DEMA member and haven't voted, please be sure to follow the link below and VOTE!

https://www.dema.org/general/custom.asp?page=WavemakerVoting2018

The Wave Makers Award is designed to recognize individuals who, early in their career, best support DEMA’s mission: encouraging individuals to assume leadership roles and bringing more new professionals into the diving industry who engage with the association.

The 2018 Finalists:
Mike Johnson, Michael Johnson Entertainment
Jessica Keller, National Park Service
Allie Paschen, Leaird's Underwater Services
Tony Pietrantonio, Air Hog Scuba

Follow the link and VOTE now!!
http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/single-post/2018/11/03/Last-Chance-to-VOTE-for-the-DEMA-Wave-Maker-2018
#wavemakers #DEMA #finalists #votenow #scubah2oadventures

This is what it looks like to script a documentary. Transcriptions everywhere, rough cut going in Davinci Resolve, and c...
11/06/2018

This is what it looks like to script a documentary. Transcriptions everywhere, rough cut going in Davinci Resolve, and continuing to write in Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software. (Oh and don't forget the energy drink!) Plus there's copious amounts of research and field notes, and 60 some odd hours of raw footage. Can't wait to share the results of Saving Lobster Divers!!!

#documentary #scriptwriting #postproduction #lobsterdivers

11/05/2018
Scuba & H2O Adventures Magazine

If you're a DEMA.org member, don't miss your chance to vote for the 2018 Wave Maker!

#dema #wavemaker

The Wave Makers Award is designed to recognize individuals who, early in their career, best support DEMA’s mission: encouraging individuals to assume leadership roles and bringing more new professionals into the diving industry who engage with the association.

The 2018 Finalists:
Mike Johnson, Michael Johnson Entertainment
Jessica Keller, National Park Service
Allie Paschen, Leaird's Underwater Services
Tony Pietrantonio, Air Hog Scuba

Follow the link and VOTE now!!
http://www.divenewsnetwork.com/single-post/2018/11/03/Last-Chance-to-VOTE-for-the-DEMA-Wave-Maker-2018
#wavemakers #DEMA #finalists #votenow #scubah2oadventures

I am humbled and honored to be nominated for the 2018 DEMA.org Wave Makers Award - and surprised to see this article on ...
10/27/2018
Y-kiki Divers

I am humbled and honored to be nominated for the 2018 DEMA.org Wave Makers Award - and surprised to see this article on Divenewswire this morning!!!

Y-kiki Divers Instructor Mike Johnson has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 DEMA.org Wave Makers Award! Check out the article published by Divenewswire today.

The award winner will be announced at the DEMA Awards party on November 16 - check back here to see if Mike wins!

#ykiki #dema #godivenow #wavemakers

If you're a DEMA.org member, please don't forget to cast your vote for the 2018 Wave Makers Award, and if you feel so in...
10/23/2018

If you're a DEMA.org member, please don't forget to cast your vote for the 2018 Wave Makers Award, and if you feel so inclined, please vote for me 😀

#dema #wavemakers

Voting is now open for the 2018 Wave Makers Award! Log in and cast your vote today! https://bit.ly/2PgkiqJ

The deadline to vote is 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, November 8, 2018

#DEMAShow #DEMA #WaveMakersAward #DEMAAwardsParty

10/17/2018

Behind the scenes with The Fish Guyz at Coral Restoration Foundation

Captain George Clark working the Instagram shot on location at the Pilot House restaurant for The Fish Guyz
10/17/2018

Captain George Clark working the Instagram shot on location at the Pilot House restaurant for The Fish Guyz

10/04/2018
Saving Lobster Divers

Trailer for my next documentary project, Saving Lobster Divers. Produced in conjunction with the amazing people of Blue Ocean Art, Utila Lodge, and Utila Cays Diving for the Utila Lobster Divers Program.

Saving Lobster Divers explores the dangerous profession of lobster diving in the Caribbean and the only preventative program in existence.

#savinglobsterdivers #documentary #trailer

Basecamp here in British Columbia for the next two weeks. Headed out after breakfast for a 5 day hike up the mountain lo...
09/02/2018

Basecamp here in British Columbia for the next two weeks. Headed out after breakfast for a 5 day hike up the mountain looking for Mountain Goats.

#adventure #onlocation #britishcolumbia

Directing a scene with Brian Hellemn in the Utila Cays for a documentary about the local lobster divers. Photo: Jim Hell...
07/03/2018

Directing a scene with Brian Hellemn in the Utila Cays for a documentary about the local lobster divers. Photo: Jim Hellemn

A pair of barracuda cruise for their next meal near Alligator Reef Lighthouse in Islamorada, FLSee it on display at Y-ki...
06/28/2018

A pair of barracuda cruise for their next meal near Alligator Reef Lighthouse in Islamorada, FL

See it on display at Y-kiki Divers!

Yellowtail Clownfish pose in this shot from Verde Island. The variety of fish silhouetted in the water above illustrate ...
06/21/2018

Yellowtail Clownfish pose in this shot from Verde Island. The variety of fish silhouetted in the water above illustrate just a small piece of the diversity of marine life found around this pinnacle.

About to start the first round of interviews#utilalobsterdiversprogram
05/08/2018

About to start the first round of interviews

#utilalobsterdiversprogram

05/08/2018
Utila Lodge

Orientation with the local lobster divers

Welcome to day 1 of the Lobster Diver Program! The documentary crew from Blue Ocean Art starts off the day by introducing themselves to the program participants. To find out more about the Utila Lobster Divers Program, be sure to follow us , the Utila Hyperbaric Chamber & Trauma Center and Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center (WSORC) on facebook!

Good morning from Utila! Preproduction meetings today and tomorrow, and maybe a couple dives thrown in for fun.#utila #l...
05/06/2018

Good morning from Utila! Preproduction meetings today and tomorrow, and maybe a couple dives thrown in for fun.

#utila #lobsterdivers #documentary

Yes, this is traveling light...
05/06/2018

Yes, this is traveling light...

Roatan!
05/05/2018

Roatan!

Next stop: Honduras. Headed to Utila to D.P. a documentary about the local lobster divers with Jim Hellemn Photography a...
05/05/2018

Next stop: Honduras. Headed to Utila to D.P. a documentary about the local lobster divers with Jim Hellemn Photography and Blue Ocean Art. These divers work under exceptionally dangerous conditions to feed the hunger for lobster tail in the US and Canada.

Call the search off, I found Nemo!
04/01/2018

Call the search off, I found Nemo!

Good morning from Puerto Galera!
03/31/2018

Good morning from Puerto Galera!

The Fish Guyz
03/13/2018

The Fish Guyz

Can you spot us in the reflection? Mike Johnson working his magic! 📽🎬 #TheFishGuyz

Wrapped up a great shoot with The Fish Guyz and headed to the opposite coast for the International Ocean Film Festival f...
03/09/2018

Wrapped up a great shoot with The Fish Guyz and headed to the opposite coast for the International Ocean Film Festival for a screening of Oceanic Aliens!

Another beautiful day on the water in Key Largo with The Fish Guyz!
03/08/2018

Another beautiful day on the water in Key Largo with The Fish Guyz!

Awesome day out on the water! Two tank dive on the Eagle.
03/08/2018

Awesome day out on the water! Two tank dive on the Eagle.

Hit the ground running yesterday in Key Largo. Went straight from the airport to the boat.
03/07/2018

Hit the ground running yesterday in Key Largo. Went straight from the airport to the boat.

It's just a little dusty here in West Texas!
02/28/2018

It's just a little dusty here in West Texas!

Some very important information to know if you manage a business page on Facebook. A new update to the algorithm that de...
01/12/2018
Facebook is making a big change to your news feed

Some very important information to know if you manage a business page on Facebook. A new update to the algorithm that determines what people see in their news feed will reduce the rankings of most business related content. Now, more than ever, it is vital to know how to post engaging materials to survive in the world of social media marketing.

Mark Zuckerberg says you'll see more updates from friends that spark meaningful social exchanges and fewer posts from businesses, publishers and celebrities.

Photo bombed my own shot! LOL! Had a great time shooting with The Fish Guyz for their new show debuting this summer on D...
01/12/2018

Photo bombed my own shot! LOL! Had a great time shooting with The Fish Guyz for their new show debuting this summer on Discovery.

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Mike Johnson is an internationally award-winning filmmaker specialized in shooting and directing documentary and unscripted television projects. With over 15 years of professional production experience, and a lifetime of skills in the outdoors, Mike is comfortable in nearly any setting from below the ocean surface to high up on a mountain top. Mike is also a PADI Scuba Instructor and FAA certified drone pilot. His work has been featured on networks such as Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, TLC, NBC affiliates, and many more.

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