Michiel Thomas Videoproduction

Los angeles, videoproduction, editing, writing, producing

JIM GIGGANS - award winning journalist/anchor

Jim GiggansGiggans was previously an anchor and news reporter, winning several prestigious national and local awards during his twenty-year tenure as a journalist at KNBC - Los Angeles and the NBC and ABC networks.


November 24, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a very enthusiastic Letter of Recommendation for Michiel Thomas. He is a student of my television news production class at Santa Monica College.

Michiel has a special talent. He is one of the most gifted students I’ve ever had in any of my classes at Santa Monica College. He has deftness, an intuition, a singular sense of production values when it comes to putting together a television news story. He marries words and pictures like few others. What he does is so professional, it would stand out in any network news broadcast. In fact, some of his stories here in Los Angeles have run on Belgian television. He would be an extraordinary asset to your organization.


Jim Giggans

GREET RAEMAKERS – Hollywood Correspondent Belgium TV

Greet in HollywoodGreet is the producer and host of an entertainment show on Belgium TV called: "Greet In Hollywood." GIH provides content on red carpet events and specials on the Hollywood movie and show business industry.


December 19, 2010

Michiel is driven and has a great eye for catching the right moment. His camera work is great, his professionalism is a plus. A truly hands on guy who doesn't take no for an answer. As an entertainment host, I have a lot of trust in him and feel free to push the envelope in interviews because Michiel will always have my back. We make a strong Belgian team and our European flair and charm gets us into all the right places.

MIRANDA GIJSEN – Editor in Chief TVL

Miranda GijsenIn 2002 Miranda started working as a video journalist for the Belgian TV Station TVL. 2008 was a magical year for Miranda. First she won the international Concentra Award for outstanding Video-Journalism with her documentary Morning Tears. Later that year Miranda was named Editor in Chief at TVL.

December 12, 2010

Michiel is an all-round video journalist, who provides strong productions concerning content and the visual aspect. He respects deadlines, is flexible and amicable. He is professional in scheduling and is great in working independently as well as in a team.
Michiel has an eye for beautiful footage, a feeling for framing and he knows to ask the perfect questions during an interview. As the Editor in Chief of TV Limburg, the local TV station in Limburg/Belgium, I can absolutely recommend Michiel for you productions.

ISABELLE DE SMUL–BRINK – General Coordinator and founder “Born in Africa”

Isabelle De Smul-BrinkDuring the summer of 2007 Michiel Thomas worked as a volunteer at Born in Africa, a Non Profit Organization which takes care of the educational and social needs of the youth at risk in the Plettenberg Bay area.


November 19, 2010

To whom it may concern ;

Many of the success stories we have are thanks to the work and effort put in by our motivated volunteers.  Michiel’s enthusiasm and charismatic approach behind the camera captured the BIA story perfectly.  He composed and filmed a short documentary about our organization, which we still use regularly to promote the work we do to for example Belgian political leaders.  The film is also posted on our website and plays a vital role in generating funding for our project. 

In a nutshell, thanks to Michiel, more children in need can be reached in our community.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information. And of course have a look at the promotion film on www.borninafrica.org

Kind Regards

The Born in Africa team