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Michael Padilla


Michael Padilla is the co-founder & Creative Director of the internationally award-winning studio Visual Masterpiece. The studio has specialized in destination and high-end cultural events since 2004. Michael is a true artisan; attended art college at age 13, had his artwork published at 14 and interned at a world renowned comic book studio at 15. Michael values the expression of art and perfecting any craft he sets his sights on. It is in this value that he approaches the medium of film & photography. Michael is the reason Visual Masterpiece exists. His wife believed that his artistic ability could be a profitable business and she backed him every step of the way. Little did they know she too would have an eye for the art of photography & film making and together they would travel the world, creating art through the medium of film. 

As an artist, Michael is passionate about his form, technique and what he sees behind the lens. He is considered one of the top cinematographers in his field. The studio‚Äôs work has been featured on industry blog sites such as,, Wedding Style Magazine and several other publications. They are sponsored by 11 companies, including SmallHD and Cinevate. As an instructor he has presented at the annual InFocus cinematographers conference, LACPUG and has a webinar series currently available on Michael and his wife also conduct classes and workshops in their Orange County studio.