Michael Palmieri comes from an extensive background as a director of music videos, commercials, short films, and episodic television. He is perhaps best known for his music video collaborations with artists such as Beck, The Strokes, Belle and Sebastian and the New Pornographers. He is a frequent collaborator with other filmmakers as a director of photography, editor, and post supervisor. His work includes collaborations with artists as diverse as the cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the writer, journalist and cartoonist Garry Trudeau, the fine artist Tauba Auerbach, and the documentary filmmaker Rob Epstein. He is an adjunct professor of film at CCA in San Francisco and resides in Portland, Oregon.