Michael was exposed to calibration just prior to his undergraduate studies after purchasing a laserdisc player and his first set up laserdisc titled “A Video Standard”. While working in Audio/Video sales to pay for his school, he acquired an early measuring tool, a Philips Colour Analyzer, to calibrate the grayscale of television. What started as pure interest to further his own desire of being immersed in the movies he loved, he took his first ISF Video Calibration course in Toronto for some more strenuous training on television theory.
As time went on, and after learning to calibrate more displays in the HiFi shop he worked at, he began to dive into the philosophy and fall deeper in love with this all encompassing practice. This is evident in his calibration services to his clients, presentations at trade shows, large instructional classes, and intimate workshops.
It is so much more than the physical practice of calibrating the display. Emotions may rise for the passion of film; bonds are formed with Mike and his clients from a place of openness and a passion for movie storytelling; and the new immersion of a calibrated video display panel or a grand home theatre. It is a time where you can come to be fully and unapologetically you.
“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.”
– Jean Luc Godard, Director & Writer.