Harabek is the persona of Michael Johnson, adopted from the game Starsiege in 1999. He failed to notice he had misspelled his name after setting it as an email account but decided to continue to ignore the mistake. The name has followed him for over a decade.
Michael served in the United States Air Force until 2005 and began filming machinima short videos in the winter of 2007 with Tristen Maxwell. After gaining a small following, Michael eventually was able to aquire a Canon 7D with the help of a mysterious producer named Gigavux. He currently uses his 7D with a R0DE NTG-2 microphone. Edits with Sony Vegas Pro 9, After Effects, and Video Co-Pilot extensions. All his ambient music is purchased from Audio Network Plc or used with permission from local artists such as Swear by This and Tyler Callihan.
Videos that Harabek has created:
Save One Bullet (2012): Writer, Actor
Elysium (2011): Writer, Director, Editor
Green (2011): Director, Editor
Shoot the Zombies (2010): Writer, Director, Editor
KillCam Machinima contest (2010): Writer, Personality, Consultant
PreGame Lobby (series 2008-2010): Creator, Director, Producer, Lead Writer, Editor, Voice Actor
Memoir (2009): Lead Writer, Diretor, Producer, Editor
DD Hero (2009): Creator, Director, CO-Writer
ATSYHIWF (2008): Director, Editor
Currently, Harabek works alone as a freelance agent.
people whom he owes everything for:
Jonathan Higdon, Matt Matusiak, Tristen Maxwell, Ryan Melander, and Austin Chizanskos
people who’ve supported Mike:
Brandon Koch, Jennifer Scobee, Dan Moth, Kayleen Patrick, Andrew and Eric Orton, Zach Rockwell, Audri Wolverton, Brian Mason, Linda Strange, Justin Burditt, Kevin Davis, Andy Phipps, De Ondra Sanders, Kyle Kogl, Blake Pasquale, Goran Mandich, Emily Reinhardt, Patrick Pepper, Danielle Maxwell, Tuesday Smith, Rebecca McCarthy, Robert Wright, Sadie “Ultra Neko”, Stephen Lynch, LJ Medina, Drew Accornero, Krystal Holmes, Tyler Callihan, Melinda Jones, and Jordan Phillips.
Contact him at HarabekFilms@gmail.com