Michael’s touch

TD stories: voices from the Human Bank

Michael Interactive, Michael's touch, TD stories, Video March 8, 2019

TD Bank prides itself as the “human bank.” These are some of the stories, together and each in itself, that differentiate the brand through the lens of its employees and its work in the communities it serves.

I am honored to have the opportunity to play a role in all these stories:

Infographic Snacks @TDNews_US

Michael Animation, Data & Graphics, Michael's touch, TD stories January 12, 2019
“By understanding and enabling financial empowerment, we can create a brighter tomorrow for all.” -John Pluhowski, SVP & Chief Communications Officer, @
TDBank_US
#
FinancialLiteracyMonth
https://go.td.com/2GW0TUy 
It’s harder to find love than financial success, according to @
TDBank_US
‘s latest Love & Money survey, out today: https://mediaroom.tdbank.com/loveandmoney2017 …
Gift cards are at the top of most holiday wish lists, according to @
TDBank_US
‘s 2017 Merry Money Holiday Spending Survey: http://go.td.com/2hVmu4D 
Women are changing the face of the restaurant industry, @
TDBank_US
survey says: http://tinyurl.com/ybkdapk4 
Yesterday’s @
Beach2Beacon10K
was the 20th running, and has seen over 100k finishers. @
TDBank_US
has been a proud sponsor for 20 years.
Want to be happy a couple? Talk finances more. Find more tips in @
TDBank_US
‘s Love and Money survey: http://go.td.com/2ug2Y6A 
16 weeks of parental leave will beat Jeans Day and other perks, bets @
romynyc
, & quoting @
TDBank_US
‘s Beth Webster https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/invest-your-employees-families-pay-dividends-romy-newman …

Video: True Colors, Where Everybody Belongs, 2018

Michael Michael's touch, TD stories, Video August 30, 2018

I was snapping pictures and videos outside the expo center during the 25th True Colors Conference at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and hunting for good suspects for our story. Someone said hi, and struck up a conversation. All the rest just came together naturally. Here it is the video about the largest LGBTQ2+ youth conference in the country.

Emily is brave, smart, beautiful and inspiring. She has also been fortunate to have her extremely supportive family always behind her. But she was an angry boy…

Read full story on Newscenter.td.com

Video: Memorial Day Flowers, 2017

Michael Michael's touch, TD stories, Video April 27, 2018

Last year this time, I was busy working on this video story, one that exemplifies the culture of TD. Every year, employees across the footprint join forces to pay respect to those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. There was a good problem we had: having too many story candidates to choose from. And I wish we had space for more characters. On the other hand, though, less is more!

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Photos That Make Skier Look Amazing

Michael Animation, Michael's touch, Photo January 17, 2018

This past weekend has been my 6-year-old son’s second time in his skiing career, if we can call it one. He started to like it. He’s not as remarkable as I have heard about other kids of his age. In my eye, and in particular through my lens, he is a pro already. Alright, I admit, he looks much greater in these photos than he really is. But hey, that’s what photos are for right?

Yoyo elegantly dodging a fallen skier on his way down

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Tech Review: Facetune 2 Putting Photoshop on the Phone

Michael Michael's touch, Photo January 14, 2018

I’ve recently tried quite a few iPhone photo editing apps and Facetune 2 is my favorite, here are real-life case studies:

Tricks applied above:

  • Defocus (the holy grail that the iPhone has been trying relentlessly to emulate after – the shallow depth of field)
    [You may try the auto feature but I find it hit or miss and the manual is definitely much better, if not perfect]
  • Vignette (an oval shaped spotlight effect, with a subtle dark frame around the person(s), on your chosen area of focus)

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