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Star Shooter


Courtesy of Michael Coleman


Video producer Michael Coleman has filmed some of our brightest stars, including such talents as comedian Robin Williams, rock bands Aerosmith and Counting Crows, and Food Network chef Tyler Florence (right, with Coleman).

“The cool thing about my job is that I get to work with a lot of interesting people. Robin Williams has been one of my favorite projects so far,” says the Emeryville-based filmmaker, who shot Williams for a video about Israel’s 60th anniversary that was shown in New York’s Times Square. “True to form, he was very funny in person.”

Coleman cut his teeth in Aerosmith’s studio, shooting the recording of the band’s acclaimed 2004 Honkin’ on Bobo blues album.

“I graduated from college on a Friday, and the following Monday, I was in the studio working with Aerosmith,” says Coleman, who grew up in Martinez. “It was an eight-month crash course. Steven Tyler called me ‘The Kid.’ ”

Coleman scoffs at the notion of moving south to L.A., to the heart of the filmmaking industry. Not with his client list: KFOG, Apple, Industrial Light and Magic, and UC Berkeley.

“I’ve never had a reason to leave the Bay Area—some of the most exciting and innovative companies are right here in our backyard,” says Coleman.

Watch Coleman’s music profiles at www.kfog.com.

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