Motion


Cinematography Reel 2016 from Michael Nowakowski on Vimeo.



Things that you can watch

Buy the ticket, take the ride.


"Baby Your Mind is a Home" - Jacob Kogan
Music Video. Co-Director | Cinematographer | Co-Editor | Visual Effects | Colorist.

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (2014)
Experimental work: Timelapse animation of plants, set to Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards."

Searching the Shadows (2013)
Double-exposure on 16mm film. 5m.

Things You Can't Watch

Very Important Shorts™ that went to festivals.

Jan Solofski: 1947-2016

Writer | Director
Spoilers: Jan Dies.

Fighter Kites

Cinematographer | Colorist
A young woman struggles to maintain her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend in India.



Blood Bags

Cinematographer | Editor A girl becomes addicted to giving blood.


The Insomnambulist

Writer | Cinematographer | Editor A friendless boy meets an old Man who can see people’s dreams.


Video/Promotional

Things that run at 30fps instead of 24.

YouTube Ad for TRAC
Created for Chicago-based race timing startup TRAC

Drowsy Chaperone Promo Video (2016)
Promo video for Jewish Theater Ensemble's The Drowsy Chaperone (2016).

TOMMY Promotional Video (2015)
Promotional video for Arts Alliance's production of The Who's TOMMY (2015).

TITANIC Promo (2015)
Trailer for the Northwestern Dolphin Show, Titanic (2015), the largest student-produced musical in America.

TITANIC Promo (2015)
Making of the Northwestern Dolphin Show, Titanic (2015), the largest student-produced musical in America.

Animal Style Promo (2014)
A promotional video for the student-produced play Animal Style. Features imagery from transitions that were projected throughout the show. Role: Cinematography/Editing.