Michael Saby

Photography, videography, social media, online content creation, and comedic videos from Michael Saby in Alberta, Canada. Currently based in Calgary.

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My name is Michael Saby and I'm a photographer, videographer, and am big into digital media (basically things that involve putting stuff on the Internet). I enjoy exploring, hiking, running, and watching a concerning amount of romantic movies. I currently live in Sylvan Lake, Alberta and am finishing a degree in Communications and Media Studies at the University of Calgary. 

I have a unique view of the world that allows me to take euphoric pictures of nature and landscapes as well as capture events as if you were there yourself. I have a large spectrum of videos I like to make as well. I enjoy filming events from music festivals to meet and greets, promotions for tourism or businesses, and general short videos to make people laugh.

Most of my experience is listed below, but the highlights for me have been being a videographer and photographer for the Town of Sylvan Lake these past few years which involved taking photos and creating videos to promote tourism and town events. Some of this work has appeared on Shaw TV, the front page of the Sylvan Lake News, and in various magazines and tourism guides. I have also taken photos for a handful of bands such as Hedley, Lights, Our Lady Peace, Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, MercyMe, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Dear Rouge, Arkells, and the Zolas. 

If you need help with a project, need photos or videos of an event, give me a media pass for a concert (because that would be really cool of you), or just want to say hello, feel free to send me a message on any of my social media pages or through my Contact Page!

 

Published Photos:

  • Jones Soda Label July 2014
  • Sylvan Lake Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Community Guide
  • Business World Magazine Ed. 6 Vol. 5 July/August 2014
  • Alberta Venture Magazine - September 2014
    • Page 141
  • Alberta Venture Magazine - November 2014
  • Local Business Photos for Sylvan Lake Tourism Website
  • Jones Soda Label March 2015
  • Photos for the Summer Sensation Beach Music Festival in Sylvan Lake. Included the bands Hedley, Our Lady Peace, Dragonette, Matthew Good, Dear Rouge, and Stars - July 2015
  • Photos for the Francis Winspear Centre for Music of MercyMe and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - November 2015
  • Photos for Jon Foreman of Switchfoot - February 2016
  • Published in the Sylvan Lake News - May 12, 2016
  • Our Alberta Driving Guide for Travellers - Spring/Summer 2016
  • Featured page in the Sylvan Lake News highlighting my photography - July 21, 2016
  • Official Photographer for Shake the Lake 2016. Covered events and took photos of the bands DJ Cause, Paul Woida, The New Electric, Magik Spells, The Wisers, and The Zolas - August 12-13, 2016
  • Front page of the Sylvan Lake News - August 25, 2016

Videos:

  • The Town of Sylvan Lake Garbage Disposal PSA - June 2014
  • LIGHTS Little Machines Tour Promo
  • One Way Traffic Promo - January 2015
  • Video series for the Town of Sylvan Lake's Idle-Free Initiative that aired on Shaw TV - Summer 2015
  • Highlight video for the Summer Sensation Beach Music Festival in Sylvan Lake - July 2015
  • Summer Promotional Video for The Town of Sylvan Lake - September 2015
  • Winter Promotional Video for The Town of Sylvan Lake - January 2016
  • Edmonton Ice Castles Promo - February 2016
  • Informative Video for Urgent Care Sylvan Lake - June 2016
  • NexSource Centre Sneak Peek Videos - July 2016
  • Summer 2016 Highlight Video for the Town of Sylvan Lake - August 2016
  • Sylvan Lake Multiplex Redevelopment Video - Sept. 2016
  • Director of "Tegan and Fred" Short Film. Official Selection at the Edmonton Short Film Festival - October 1, 2016

Awards/Education:

  • Servus Credit Union Young and Free 2014 Scholarship Winner
  • RCKTSHP Digital Natives Scholarship - May 2015

Program and Equipment Experience:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
  • Elgato Game Capture HD60
  • Canon DSLRs
  • Canon Lenses
  • Canon Cinema Cameras
  • Rode Microphones
  • Blue Microphones