June 30, 2011 Victor Milt, DGA was inducted into the Florida State
Film film program, as a Clio Award winning Florida Film Legend. This is his story.
Milt's passion for photography began at the age of 10 when he got his first darkroom, and by the age of 22 he was
shooting regular features for Glamour, Ingénue, McCall’s and
Vogue, as well as industrial work for Levittown, Landis Tools, White
Shield Petroleum, Grand Union and others.
can truly be called a child of the Madison Avenue Farm Team system.
He spent the last 30 years honing his advertising
skills in the halls of the greatest ad agencies in the world,
producing still and television advertising for the Fortune 500. His
agency clientele lists Doyle/ Dane, Foote Cone, Ogilvy, J. Walter
Thompson, Wm Esty, Wunderman, Young & Rubicam, Wells/Rich and
Greene among many others. His corporate accounts include AT&T, US
Air Force, Colgate, GE, Honeywell, Sears, Reader’s Digest, TV
Guide, Cadbury, Schweppes, McDonalds, Burger King, and dozens of
rendering of Juan Valdez leading his saddle-bagged donkey through the
Columbian coffee fields is a national icon. Aim High - Air Force;
Bugs Check In but they Don't Check Out; Schweppervescence; the Double
Deodorant Soap; these are but a few of the words that Milt has
implanted in the national subconscious.
the way, Milt has won numerous awards, including a Clio, Cindy’s,
Telly's, Cine Golden Eagles and dozens of national and international
film festival awards. His work was featured in an eight-page cover
article in AV Video Magazine, and he has lectured every year at the
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on directing, lighting and
has created over 500 commercials and sales films, many of which are
classics in the industry. His work for Time Magazine includes
“Kennedy”, the most successful direct response spot in the
history of Time Warner. His “Led Zeppelin” commercial grossed
over $70 million dollars, making it one of the most successful music
2005, Victor created the "Light It Right Series"; three "how-to"
DVDs for professionals. The three classes cover basic and advanced lighting, camera and directing techniques. The Light It Right series
has inspired thousands of professional cinematographers around the
world. It is available on Amazon and at B&H Photo .
recent documentaries, "Cowboys of Florida", and "Cracker-
the last cowboys of Florida" have been featured selections in
over 20 national film festivals. Together, the films won over a dozen
national awards.. "Cowboys" premiered at the Palm Beach
International Film Festival was selected as a finalist in competition
over 350 other documentaries. "Cracker" opened the
Jacksonville International and won three "best film" and
two "director's choice" awards in various festivals.
Milt has returned to commercial and corporate services.
with the staff at interActive publishing inc. in Boca Raton, FL, he has once
again led the way with his unique vision and skill set. Among other
projects he worked for Patron Tequila. Patron
regularly sent him out with both the LeMans racing team and the incomparable
Alexis DeJoria driving the Patron Dragster autos.
still actively involved in commercial and video production.