Beyond the fact that Michelle is an extremely talented and quick editor and videographer, she also has an insane understanding of what’s current and popular in the digital world. I’ve often pitched her only half ideas or vague concepts and she spins it into video gold.
— Jamie L. (Brunch Night! with Jamie LeeLo)

Featured video.

Star Trek's Tim Russ Explains Star Wars Day | Edited by Michelle Ciotta


Check out more of my video work.

UCB Digital Team, Pocketwatch

Brunch Night! with Jamie Leelo

Ground Control, Web Series

Michelle is not only reliable, professional, punctual and thorough in her work, but she also brings along a tremendous amount of experience and know-how from the worlds of comedy and social media. Her incredible skills as a creator, director, dp, writer and editor are only matched by her collaborative nature and winning personality.
— Peter M. (Edinburgh Fringe producer & performer, Co-Producer SOLOCOM NYC)

Acting reel.


Learn more about my solo work.

Serial Cryer, Solo Show

Trying to Connect, Solo Show

Plugged In, Solo Show

michelleinspace, YouTube

It would be easy to write a short novel (or long novella) about the many amazing things about Michelle, but I’ll try to keep it a bit shorter. She is professional, hilarious, incredibly on top of her sh*t, remarkably level-headed in the face of stress, and just straight up fantastic at a ridiculous array of jobs including editing, directing, DPing, and acting. Work with her. That’s not a suggestion, it’s a demand. If you don’t have an idea for a project, come up with one just to work with her on it - that’s how good she is.
— Amelita L. (Bueller Comedy, The 30 Blog)

Michelle Ciotta is a video editor, director, and comedic performer.

Michelle is currently an editor on the UCB Digital Sketch team, Pocketwatch, and is part of the comedy group Johnny Velvet and the Moonbeams (JVTM).  You can find Michelle all over the internet and on her personal YouTube channel, michelleinspace. She performed her solo show, Serial Cryer, at SOLOCOM NYC and is workshopping her newest show, Trying to Connect.  The web series, Ground Control, that Michelle created with JVTM was a finalist in the 2013 NYTVF Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition.

Her video work has been featured on The Huffington Post, CollegeHumor, The Nerdist, Mashable, Funny or Die, UCBComedy, Splitsider, Gizmodo, Laughing Squid, and more.

Michelle is thankful for cheeseburgers, sea otters and not having a Long Island accent.


Interested in working together?

In addition to being available as a performer, I am now taking on freelance directing, shooting, and editing work.  

My rates are very competitive, and I'd love to collaborate with you!  


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