Was a pleasure to work with Michael as a sound recordist on my short film ‘Allhallowtide’. Michael was easygoing on set, yet thorough and professional once we started filming. We had technical problems with our camera, and ran over schedule, but Michael was totally understanding and focused as we worked late into the night. I’d recommend him in a flash!
— Tia Salisbury, Writer/Director | Akora Films
Michael Clayton, Jr. is a talented sound recordist, a consummate professional and always a great pleasure to work with. We have collaborated on two films together in the past 12 months and we’re about to work on our third. He’s an excellent colleague.
— Lincia Daniel, Producer | B19 Media Ltd
I’ve worked with Michael twice now and can’t recommend him highly enough. As a Sound Recordist - he’s professional, approachable and takes his responsibilities very seriously. He’s patient and tactful in dealing with cast and crew to ensure that audio is captured to highest quality and he’s also pragmatic in accepting that circumstances aren’t always ideal and will cheerfully work to the best of his abilities in less than ideal conditions. His advice and recommendations are to be trusted and respected and he’s an asset to any crew. We’re keenly looking forward to working with him again in the future.
— Andrew Morgan, Survivor Films Ltd
Sound is without a doubt the most crucial factor to the success or failure of any production. Speaking from past experience I am forever grateful that myself and Michael were able to connect. He is without a doubt the best upcoming sound recordist in the country. Michael is meticulous when it comes to capturing sound. No matter what location or outdoor space you find yourself in, Michael has always gone above and beyond the call of duty, providing wild tracks, isolated audio recordings and more traditional sound capturing techniques. Speaking as both an editor and director, my job is a lot more easier thanks to his approach. Out of the five times we have worked together, the quality has always been nothing short of perfection. This is why when I make anything video based Michael Clayton, Jr is my go to guy.
— Tim Porter, Writer/Director
In 2013 Michael worked as the on-set sound recordist and boom operator for my short film, ‘Testimony’. An excellent on-set collaborator and a superb technical operator, Michael delivered exemplary live sound as well as a range of brilliant ‘dry’ alternative takes that meant our post-production process was the smoothest and least problematic I’ve experienced. Michael is a conscientious professional who consistently delivers first class work and is a pleasure to be on set with. Hire him!
— James Peaty, Writer/Director
I have collaborated with Michael on a few projects now. He is my first port of call when I’m producing or if I hear that fellow colleagues are looking for a sound recordist. He is professional and also brings that on set, works well as part of a team, has a wealth of experience, organised, always on time and friendly. I have and will continue to always highly recommend him.
— Maria Hylton, Producer / Morton Films and Media