Ever since his inception in Newark, New Jersey, Mikal Din knew he was going to make pictures. Fast forward, several decades later, he owns and operates a burgeoning production company, BlackbirdPictures. This was no overnight accomplishment but a product of years of patience, spent cutting his teeth as an editor for documentaries and commercials for ad agencies big and small as well as directing and DP'ing music videos for independent music artists. Mikal Din understands what makes blackbirdpictures special is the innovation and incorporation of client vision into a integrated marketing and storytelliong strategy that's effective and cohesive with overall client brand mission values and goals. It has been a long way since graduating from Boston University to working as a Development Assistant at 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks. Under the tutelage of Spike Lee and a legion of filmmakers, Mikal was able to observe and take part in the world of feature, short and commercial filmmaking from script to premiere, from concept to execution then back again.
Joshua Scott, a graduate of the rochester Institurte of Technology, has been living and working in New York City for 10 years. Specializing in still life photography for advertising clients such as Marc Jacobs, Techno Marine Watches, Moroccan Oil. In the last 3 years Joshua has expanded beyond his still photography into the realm of motion camera operation and directing. His motion clients include W Hotels, Reader’s Digest, and Money Magazine among others. Joshua is versitile in all technical aspects of camera and lighting hardware. He combines this technical knowledge with an eye for for light and color and the current language of visual trends. Joshua is a team player and and can either lead a team or take direction. His years in the industry allow him the contacts to bring together the a team of individuals each with the unique skill set for each project embarked on.
Lead Designer/Art Director, Cy Wilson is a multi-faceted architectural draftmen and interior design artist. His work can be seen in the lobbies thorughout the world as well in in the frames of Blackbirdpictures. He is a valuable asset to the company, bringing his ability to conceptualize, then draft construction drawings and realize them in a three dimensional space. Feel free to visit studiocjwa.com for a complete view of current and previous work.