Sound Mixer – Filmmaker

Michael Kleven 

Production Sound Mixer – Director – DoP

Sound: Kleven is a Production Sound Mixer based in Seattle Washington. He is known for his strong work on feature films, television, documentaries, and corporate video. Credits include the Amazon television series, The Scottish Play and TV pilot Tabitha: Witch of the Order and the feature films; Heartthrob, Second Nature, and Father Africa. Corporate clients included Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, The University of Washington, Concur, ARRI Cameras, Nickelodeon, and ABC TV. His sound kit is top of the line featuring Sound Devices 633 recorder, DPA 4017 shotgun, and Sennheiser MK50 microphones. 

His sound kit is top of the line featuring Sound Devices 633 recorder, DPA 4017 shotgun, and Sennheiser MK50 microphones. 

Kleven is an experienced director and director of photography having worked mostly in the corporate and documentary spaces in these capacities. He has helped conduct hundreds of interviews and is proud of establishing a trusting relationship and warm conversation with his subjects and collegial relationship with his crew. If you need a director who can work with sound, camera, lights and is willing to travel, he’s your man. 

If you need a director who can work with sound, camera, lights and is willing to travel, he’s your guy. 

Directing clients have included Payscale, Unity 3D, The Center for Wooden Boats, musician and glass artist Preston Singletary, The Washington Access Fund and United Churches Emergency Fund. Long-form documentaries include I Missed My Train and Khu.eex.  

Michael Kleven Elke Hautala Seattle Heartstone
Producer Elke Hautala and director Michael Kleven with some of our cast from I Missed My Train reenactments.

Photo clients include the City of Bellevue’s Youth Link program, NW environmental advocates Forterra, author and motivational speaker May McCarthy. His work has been published in the Cirque Literary Journal and the Seattle Times. 

Cell:  206-307-7588                                                                


mikekleven@gmail.com  

Michael Kleven on IMDB

On location for Sentence of the Mind in Des Moines WA.
On location for Sentence of the Mind in Des Moines WA.
Sound Mixer with Greg Marks
Filming for Shift Paradigm in Tacoma WA.

 

 

 

makeup artist works with child actor
I Missed My Train reenactments filmed in underground Seattle