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A boutique cinematic media consultant company creating a visual relationship between a brand and its viewer. Powerful story telling, concept development and creative direction, cinematography, still photography, editing, motion graphics and sound engineering enable us to provide a cutting edge and innovative journey from beginning to end.

Concept Development

Creative Direction

Writing (english + french)

Pre + Post Production

Cinematography

Still Photography

Editing

Motion Graphics

Sound Engineering

Both Michael Krauss and Lhara Eben come from the land of television where story telling, whether it be visual, auditory or conceptual, is the foundation of their talents. 

 

Michael Krauss - cinematographer, postproduction and photographer, has a style comparable to none. He exceeds a client’s expectation and discovers new insight at all turns.

 

With a degree in graphic design, Michael headed off on his own to Vancouver where he owned and operated a corporate/industrial photography studio. After five years of enjoying much success, Michael returned to his home in Montréal to further his education, and put his design and photographic skills to use in the communications and entertainment industry which lead to the next phase in his journey – a prestigious position as Broadcast Designer, Department Head for CTV News in Toronto.

As most creative beings discover, constant challenge is a necessity. Michael’s talent and respected work ethic propelled him towards various opportunities with cutting edge companies where he landed positions such as, Art Director, Senior Designer, Producer and Creative Consultant.

Michael has been on his own for 15 years now. He combines cinematography, design and photography making for exceptionally creative and provocative work, and resulting in a various Promax awards.

Michael continues to carve the way for new and exciting visual relationships.

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction – Major: Design Art. Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (1995-1997)

D.E.C. in Graphic Design – Dawson College, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (1986-1990)

Awards
Silver ProMax – TFO Brand Identity.
Gold ProMax – Bell TV / Express Vu! – HD Promo.
Gold ProMax – Bell TV / Express Vu! – HD Video Capsule.

Lhara Eben tells a story no matter what the subject. From heartbreaking personal interest, to fascinating artificial intelligence, from corporate leadership recognition to new strides in company policy of inclusion and diversity, Lhara excels in finding the core and exploring the journey. 

 

Lhara has worked as a producer, field director, writer and host in the television industry for over 12 years. Fresh out of school with a double honours degree in French and English, Lhara started her own entertainment show for cable TV. She was quickly snatched up by YTV as a producer for the popular Dayparts department producing The Zone, Treehouse, and many special events. This experience led to a thriving freelance career working for Corus, CBC, TVO, Much Music, Slice and HBO.

Lhara likes to keep things interesting, so while producing, she also pursues her acting career. This enables her to understand the needs of both in front and behind the camera.

Education

Double Honours Degree in French and English

McMaster University. (1990-1994)

Journalism

Ryerson University (1996)

Awards

Platinum award Houston Film Festival –documentary on street youth

 

Stories are everywhere; and they need to be told. Lhara’s forte has always been listening to people and helping them share their story. Michael can tell a story with stunning cinematography. When moulded together, a sense of symmetry is brought to life.

Agency X

B.Agency

Ballet British Columbia

Banff Sport Medicine

Bell TV / Bell ExpressVu 

Big Studios

Blast Athletics

Campbell’s Soup

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Castle Vacation Parks

Centre for Social Innovation

Cineflex

CityTV 

Chalkboard Marketing

Chopper Pictures

Cool TV

Copper Marketing

Corus

CTV

Dancing With Parkinson’s

Deluxe Laboratories

Discovery / National Geographic

Dog Does Tricks

Elevate Organizations

Epilepsy Toronto

Fashion Cares

Global 

Global Furniture

GolTV

Google

HBO

HM&E

Humanis Brand Culture

ICE

Insight Sports

INTV International

Jelly Funk

Liberal Party of Ontario

Lift Communications

Liquid

Magna Corporate 

Maple Leafs Television

March of Dimes Canada

MeldMedia

Metro

Microsoft

Mix Tape Social

Much Music

Ontario Arts Council 

Ontario Community Support

Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

Resonator

Richland Academy

Rogers

Slice

Soho Post & Graphics

SPIN Productions 

Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Steadfast Television

Sovereign State

Summerhill Entertainment

Tech TV

TFO 

TWG Digital Strategy

Three Sixty Three

Trillium Foundation

Vector Institute 

Wanted Post

Whirl 

Whitecap Publishing

Yellow Brick Communications

YTV

I have worked with Lhara and Michael of Michael Krauss Productions on numerous projects. The first piece created for Catalyst, awarding trailblazing women from the past 100 years was such a successful experience that we went on to have them produce a series for our Inclusion, Diversity and He for She campaigns. Their professionalism, creativity and dedication ensured powerful stories were told with integrity and precision. 

 

Leigh Chalmers - SVP,  Head of Investor Relations and Capital Management, Sun Life.

Lhara & Michael were the consummate professionals and their creativity brought our vision to life even better than I had anticipated.  They captured the essence of our stories really connecting to people's hearts and brought a dimension to it through their innovative vision that surpassed our own.  Looking forward to working together again!

 

Mona Ghiami - CPA, CA, BSc, Chief Inclusion Officer, PwC.

Over the past number of years B.Agency has had, and continues to have the pleasure of working with Michael Krauss Productions. Michael and his team are professional, enthusiastic and extremely well versed in cinematography, capturing exceptional visuals and emotive moments that speak volumes through the lens. Michael and Lhara are an incredible force, beautifully synchronized in bringing out the best in not just the subjects on camera, but with the collaborative team around them. Open to suggestions, and offering incredible insight on how best to capture the message and translate the essence of a project onto film, Michael Krauss Productions truly is a thriving team that exceeds expectations and delivers confidence and pride in all that they do.

 

Abigail Pinto Correia, Partner, Executive Producer, Officer, PwC.

The video produced by Michael Krauss Productions perfectly represents the uniqueness of TWG. Michael and Lhara helped tell our story with innovation, creativity and integrity. The ease at which they guided us through the experience enabled us to feel comfortable and confident that our journey would be captured and represented from beginning to end.  Our expectations were exceeded and jived perfectly throughout the entire process.  We look forward to working together again.

 

Chris Eben - Managing Partner, TWG Digital Strategy, Design & Development, Toronto | New York.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael on several projects. Always concise and professional, Michael works closely with creative to ensure a tight final product. I gladly recommend Michael and his work.

Joel Gregorio - Principal | Creative Director, Sovereign State.

Michael is both a creative force to be reckoned with and one of the nicest guys you’ll meet. Michael approaches every project with a passion rarely seen – you just know you’re keeping him up at night while he finds the best way to capture your essence on video. If you want top quality, unique thinking and enjoy the process – Michael’s your guy.

 

Barbara Morris-Blake - Business Coach | Speaker, Elevate Organizations. Creator of The Valued Leader Program™.