This is what I do best

Filming Filming

I love to be behind the camera filming interviews, concerts, music videos, and small business promos. I also create 360° video for virtual reality.

Post Production Post Production

I’m versatile when it comes to post. I can edit, create motion graphics, mix audio, and color grade. I can also stitch and edit 360° video.

Photography Photography

My specialty is in concert photography. I’ve filmed bands at small clubs and massive festivals – everywhere from Nashville, Austin, Milwaukee and New York to right here in Durham.

From the Blog

Linèt Solèy Sunglasses Shoot

Linèt Solèy Sunglasses Shoot

I just started editing the promo for Skyy Terrell’s new line of sunglasses – Linèt Solèy. Check out Skyy’s site where her videos and new line of sunglasses will be featured. We had a fun shoot this past weekend over at the Creative Silence studio. Here are a few photos and video stills from our […]

Back from Traveling the World

Back from Traveling the World

I recently returned from traveling the world! It was a busy trip full of filming. Here are a few photos I took while in Paris for a few days.

Video Memoirs – Sharing Family History

Video Memoirs – Sharing Family History

A few weeks ago I travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee with my colleague Teddy to film the life-story of Peter Denton and his wife Bobbie. What a great way to capture some family history. It’s also a neat way to bring together clips from old home videos and photographs from albums that have been packed away for […]


Check out what other clients have said

“From the first meeting to the final product delivery, Mike was a pleasure to work with. Producing several recruitment pieces for Girl Scouts, Mike was able to quickly understand the purpose of the project and find meaningful and artful ways of telling our story. Guiding us through the entire process, he made professional recommendations that enhanced our message and made our videos compelling and engaging. Executive staff, members, and our Board of Directors were thrilled with the finished products. We would highly recommend Mike and his team to anyone looking for high-quality service and videos.”

- Tracy Sternberg | Chief Development Officer, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

“Mike Stipe and his team have an eye for detail! We loved working with them. They are extremely efficient and learned the songs inside and out before our shoot. Our day of filming was smooth, well planned, and we got A LOT done in a short amount of time. We were very pleased with the final product.”

- Jeanne Jolly | Singer-Songwriter

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike for over a year and he has continued to be a highly knowledgeable and skilled resource in the video production community. His hard work is evident in the promo video he produced for my company and in his growing portfolio of high profile clients. Not only is he easy to work with, but he is organized, technically skilled, and personable. I would, without a doubt, recommend Mike to anyone in need of excellent video production and editing.”

- Chris Charles | Creative Silence Photo+Design