Current – for various New Zealand video production agencies.
Freelance News Camera Operator
TVNZ & TV3 News.
Whitebait TV Live TV Control Room – Erin Simpson Show & What Now.
Live Sports Camera Operator
Sky TV (nationwide) – e.g. All Blacks Test matches, Cricket World Cup, Christchurch (2015), live rugby, netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, football.
Vancouver Winter Olympics – big screen production, Skiing events (2010).
Freelance Camera Operator
Trackside and TAB – many major NZ Racing events, e.g. New Zealand Cup, Grand Nationals.
Camera Operator & Editor
Canterbury Television (CTV) – incl. covering the Christchurch post-earthquakes rebuild.
Snow sports – live filming & videography
Freelance documentary and live broadcast work.
Bachelor of Design with Honours – Major in Digital Media Design
Massey University, New Zealand (2006).
Life outside Storylight
Aside from family time, I love skiing, skateboarding and gardening. On the rare occasions I sit still long enough, I listen to podcasts about media, sustainability, horticulture, mindfulness, and parenting – all topics I’m passionate about.
I especially enjoy combining these interests with my Storylight video production work.
“I love to search for the magic in life – by filming and telling inspiring stories” – Michael Kircher
Storylight is a specialist full-service video production agency that works with future-forward brands, businesses, and organisations with a strong vision to genuinely help their audience.
Vision led organisations understand the value and impact of using tailor-made high-quality video content as part of a robust marketing strategy. Video content helps companies solve problems, improve staff retention, attract top-tier talent, drive buy-in engagement and communicate authentically with customers, staff, and stakeholders.
We work hard to stay ahead of the latest trends in visual and digital marketing communications, always exploring innovative ways of doing things and using up to date knowledge to generate fresh ideas.
Storylight can adapt to the changing needs of video projects, by tapping into a handpicked network of professionals to include additional video production crew, local creatives, scriptwriters, marketing strategists, and more.
At Storylight we believe that memorable and authentic video experiences are the result of a harmonious balance between technology, expertise and creativity.
Our approach considers elements such as ideas, camera perspective and lighting to bring the best image quality to your audience.
Every detail of your video production project is underpinned by our core values, experience and cutting edge knowledge base.
We work with sustainable, big vision projects alongside ambitious organisations that strive to do more and are committed to mission-driven change.
We don’t help you follow trends, we help you create them.
Director and lead videographer at Storylight, Michael Kircher, has been working locally and internationally in the video and television industry since 2007. His career has seen him work with major New Zealand production companies in video, live television editing, national and international sporting events, documentaries, television shows and online videography.
A familiar face running the side-lines on major sports events as a national camera operator for SKY TV, as part of the team on the iconic New Zealand TV show What Now, as well as a wide variety of news, sports broadcasts and television programmes including as a vision mixer for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver,
Michael started Storylight in 2010 with a focus on working with vision-led organisations to create high-quality video content and is driven to help businesses succeed in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury area.
“I’m excited about transformational movements in sustainability, mindfulness and technology–I want my work to be thoughtful, down to earth and contribute to positive change.”