Michael Monday joins Hurricane as Director of Visuals

Michael Monday takes the helm as Director of Visuals at Hurricane Productions. (Photo by Strato Doumanis)

At Hurricane Productions we understand the power of video when it comes to telling a story.

We are pleased to announce our company’s growth and continued expansion into the video storytelling space with the hire of a new Director of Visuals.

Michael Monday comes to Hurricane after five years as a video journalist for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. where he received two Emmy nominations and was part of the team shortlisted for The Pulitzer Prize.

“I’m excited to work with a diverse group of clientele,” Monday said, “And expand the type of video content I produce while still focusing on storytelling.”

Storytelling is Monday’s speciality. He’s covered the biggest stories in New Jersey since 2009, using video to cover breaking news, sports and features while also producing several long-form documentary pieces.

“Michael joining our team adds instant credibility to our video brand,” said Hurricane Productions CEO Vincent Velasquez.

Monday’s presence is already bolstering the company’s portfolio. Hurricane recently reached a video content agreement with Rutgers Athletics.

The Birthplace of College Football: #RFootball Legendary Moments presented by RUAA from Hurricane Productions on Vimeo.

Monday will head a talented visual staff that also creates content for private and corporate events.

More about Monday:
Monday’s most recent Emmy Nomination came this past year in the category of Sports Interactivity for a seven-part documentary series #TigerStyle focused on the top wrestling team in the state of New Jersey. In 2010 he was part of the breaking news team shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a wide-spread political corruption scandal. In 2009, his documentary short on immigration entitled “Remittance” was part of the Divided Families project that earned the Robert F. Kennedy Award for college journalism. Prior to the Star-Ledger, Michael was employed at Journal Register Company as its Regional Multimedia Coordinator, in charge of video integration and training. He is a 2008 graduate of The Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.

About Hurricane Productions and Hurricane Innovation:
Hurricane Productions and Hurricane Innovation are integrated media organizations. As recognized leaders in social media and video, the companies own of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content to live and online audiences. DJ entertainment, multimedia and web solutions are Hurricane’s principal creative content and production activities. The companies are headquartered in Red Bank, NJ.

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From left to right: Michael Monday, Vincent Velasquez, Julia Crimi and Strato Doumanis. (Photo by Hurricane Productions)

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All video content is captured in high definition digital format. The beauty of the Shareable Clips service is that the video remains at its highest possible quality; we don’t sacrifice quality for value.

To learn more about Hurricane Productions wedding services, visit the website or call – 888.393.7066.

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