L. Michael Bouyer Sr.
GBAT Founder & Creator of GBATTV and ARTA
Michael is a Multimedia Producer and Educator. During the past 40 years, Michael has photographed and directed productions around the United States, Mexico, and Africa, with photo credits like: Nelson Mandela, Danny Glover, Dizzie Gillespie, Edward James Olmos, LA Mayor Tom Bradley, the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Invaders, TIME Magazine, Designer’s Illustrated Magazine, Black Angus, Spoons, and Applebee’s Restaurants, Best Western Motels, Ross Clothing Stores, and hundreds more.
Michael has taught photography, videography, and computer applications since 1986. From 1993 to 1998, he taught at a small non-profit computer-based learning center in East Palo Alto (called Plugged In), where (in 1993) their murder rate was highest in the nation (per capita). For 5 years, Michael produced several multimedia documentaries, and TV Talk Shows, teaching multi-ethnic teenagers production techniques using the computer and the Internet. His classes and productions have been seen on CNN’s Prime News, the BBC, Network TV, numerous cable TV stations, in independently produced documentary programs, in TIME Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury newspapers.
Michael has published a book of art and poetry, and has one screenplay and three more books in the works. He has a passion for multimedia productions, multimedia curriculum development, and teaching. His business services include: Advertising productions, Marketing, PR consulting, Commercial productions (including: Photography, video and audio, website design, and 3-D animation). Samples of his work can be found at: www.bouyerproductions.com
Michael has been on the faculty at San Francisco State University, and developed curriculum and taught multimedia studies at High Schools in Palo Alto, San Jose, Healdsburg, Vallejo, Fairfield, Cordelia, Rio Vista, and Clarksburg. Michael has been General Managers of several national retail chains: Great Expectations, Target, OfficeMax, Dollar Stores, and Operational Manager for the Home Depot.
As creator and developer of GBAT (Greater Bay Area Talent) and ARTA (the Arts Resources & Talents Association), Michael is honored and excited to be a managing contributor to all that GBA-ARTA Productions is and will become.