Michael Higgins - COO, CIO
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Multimedia Developer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Engineer, Programmer, Animator, Legal Consultant

Michael with custom gearMichael is a multi-talented individual who never learned that enough is enough. A never-ending quest for knowledge has driven him to pursue many fields.

• Summa graduate in Computer Science
In Who's Who in Media and Communications
• Creator of Element 115 show
Pioneer in digital video production / special FX
• Experienced litigator in intellectual property cases
Lecturer on U.S. Constitution
• Teacher of multimedia software

Electrician and electrical engineer
• Author/Programmer of digital curricula
Multi-instrument musician

Though movie-making may not be "rocket science," Michael received his education in electronics and signal processing on missile development projects in the 1980's, while multimedia was in its embryonic stages of development. In 1990, a radio station contest was the motivation for Michael and a couple of friends to make a music video. The process of writing, storyboarding, taping, editing, and post-production was too much fun to ignore, so Michael retired from government work and began immersing himself in multimedia production.

Taking the newest Macintosh computers and S-VHS video equipment, he started making TV commercials for 1/10 the price of the major producers in Phoenix. He figured out ways to make animation at a fraction of the price of the big-boys as well, and eventually found a niche in computer-based training for K-12 and corporate markets.

When Apple brought QuickTime™ to internet browsers, and computers became fast enough to process it, Michael was among a handful using video on the web. With his ViewkBox® video player and new video B-roll source site, Michael is continuously experimenting and inventing in the digital domain.

With the use of his house for many scenes of "Live To Ride," Michael made the jump to major motion pictures. Shooting behind-the-scenes, he learned the nuts and bolts of movie making.

He plays guitar, keyboards, drums, bass, sings, and performs and produces with Mike A. Jones the music in Wolf On The Moon films and albums. Michael also teaches Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Bryce, Poser, Flash, Dreamweaver, Director, Pro-Tools, and Peak. If you stick him in an airplane, he can fly that, too.

Always looking on the bright side, and with a wealth of experience, you definitely want Michael on your team to help solve problems when they pop up.

Michael playing guitar Michael and Branscombe Richmond

Casper and Michael on set Michael on keyboards