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Crew Positions

  • Camera
  • Camera Operator
  • Director of Photography
  • Electrical
  • Electricians
  • Gaffer
  • Production Sound
  • Production Sound Mixer

Production Credits

  • Additional photography for the Anheuser Busch documentary “Kings of Beer,” released on Amazon Prime (2019)
  • EPK video production for all 5 seasons (65 episodes) of “Z Nation,” airing on SyFy (2014-2018)
  • Director of photography for “Craig Ehlo: Michael Jordan’s Most Famous Victim,” for Bleacher Report and Sprite (2014)
  • Camera operator for “Dreamspace with Kathy Ireland,” an online contest hosted by American Family Insurance (2015)
  • Camera operator for the feature length documentary “Bias,” directed by Robin Hauser, produced by Finish Line Features, released on Apple TV (2018)
  • EPK for the feature film “All Those Small Things,” directed by Andrew Hyatt, produced by RebelKat Productions (2019)
  • Additional photography for a yet to released historic documentary series on Netflix (2020)
  • EPK for the feature film “I’ll Be Watching,” directed by Jodi Binstock, produced by Go2chroma, released on Lifetime (2017)
  • EPK for the feature film “Home Sweet Home,” directed by Juan Mas, produced by 5×5 Media, distributed by Bridgestone Multimedia (2019)
  • Director of Photography for the UFC 244 Watch Party, produced by UFC, released via UFC on-demand (2019)
  • Additional photography for “30 for 30: Believeland,” directed by Andrew Billman, released on and produced by ESPN (2015)
  • Additional Photography, interviewed Sean Astin for Entertainment Tonight / CBS (2017)
  • Camera operator for the 2017 and 2018 Ted-X events at the University of Idaho

Rental Services

Shutterworks is a full-service grip and lighting rental house located in Spokane, Washington. Since 2008, Shutterworks has earned an enviable reputation for providing the best service and equipment to productions across the Inland Northwest. We have outfitted feature films, episodic tv shows, documentaries and national commercials with the tools they need.

Shutterworks has an extensive selection of light fixtures available to rent including Arri Orbiter, Arri Skypanels, Litemats, Quasars, Litepanels, Kinos, Lekos, Dedos and daylight HMI fixtures including Arri M18s and K5600 Jokers. Profoto strobes or Speedotron Blackline studio strobes are available for photography assignments.

We offer several grip truck packages to rent for your video production. Choose from our 3-ton grip truck or 1-ton grip truck. Our trucks were custom designed to be organized and spacious. Trucks are filled with Matthews C-stands, combo stands, flags, nets and silks, floppies, butterfly frames, overhead frames and sandbags.

Shutterworks offers a purpose built, proper rental studio in the Spokane area. The studio is 900 square feet with a 14 foot ceiling and massive roll up door. We spent a year designing it to suit the needs of videographers and still photographers alike.

We are proud to call Whole Foods, Anheuser Busch, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, Merck, SIG Sauer, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Con Agra Foods, Surefire, The Walt Disney Company, HBO, Sports Illustrated and Jaguar USA our clients and we would like to add you to that list too. We want to help make your production go as smooth as possible. Contact us today to discuss your production needs. We look forward to answering all your questions and hopefully earning your business.

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Career Highlights

Michael is a cinematographer and gaffer living in Spokane, Washington. He has worked for clients such as Anheuser Busch, Entertainment Tonight, Comcast, BNSF Railway, WSU Athletics, Pacifica Senior Living, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals and American Family Insurance. His strong background in lighting has also led to numerous jobs as a gaffer for HBO Sports, Surefire, Sig Sauger, Beretta, Call of Duty 4, Mercke, True Car, Con Agra, Amway, Modelo, GMC and the Department of Energy.



Michael Notar is a cinematographer and commercial photographer based in Spokane, Washington. His experience encompasses feature film, episodic tv, commercials and documentary projects.

Growing up in North Idaho, Michael was surrounded by nature and wildlife and sought out a medium to capture it. But he also has the mind of an engineer and was mechanically inclined. Michael found photography, the perfect blend of art and science while in middle school and has stuck with it since.

Later, he attended Brooks Institute of Photography and earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree in 2005. While at Brooks, he studied advertising, Ansel Adam’s Zone System and industrial scientific imaging. He managed a photography studio for a couple of years before discovering cinematography. To this day he continues to work in both mediums.



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