Photo of Mike Oakley
Photo of Mike Oakley

Mike Oakley is a seasoned and passionate effects artist and supervisor that has worked on episodics, motion pictures, commercials, and games.

In his almost 15 years of experience he has had the honor of working for great companies such as Sway Studios (The love of V-Ray sprung up), Uncharted Territories (Crash course in thinking particles on 2012), and Encore Hollywood (Where last month’s movies are today’s episodics).

His energetic attitude, strong work ethic and creative insight assures projects are completed on time and exceed expectations. he enjoys changing of hats on a project to fill in gaps on a production.

In 2013, Mike Oakley received an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role and a HPA Nomination for the episodic “Banshee”.

Why Mike Oakley?

As a VFX generalist I have worked in all aspects of vfx production. From Cg supervisor to scene assembly. Having on set experience has also help me understand production needs and budgets. My main tools of choice are 3dsMax, FumeFX, V-Ray and Thinking Particles. Working closely with compositors I have a full understanding complex elements creation.“To me this is not just a job. I’m proud and excited about each project I work on.” 


What others have said

“Mike was able to take a show that needed a tight execution and really make it sing. The artists working with and for him enjoyed the show and did some fantastic work usually not seen with a small crew. This resulted in much less overtime than many of the crew had normally experienced. He’s a hard worker and very solid for team leadership.”
Robert Nederhorst, VFX Supervisor


“Mike was a valuable member of our team on ’2012′. He approached every technical challenge or shot with a smile and persistent determination. His pro-active attitude, diverse skill set and great problem solving skills make him an efficient and effective artist. Any production would benefit from Mike’s presence on their team and I look forward to the next opportunity to collaborate with him again.”
Ari Sachter-Zeltzer, CG Effects Supervisor


“Ive been lucky enough to work with mike on a few features and every time its a pleasure. Mikes got the well rounded background as a 3d generalist, that proved invaluable as CG sup. Every time there was a problem, Mike had a solution and our core team was able to deliver a great product in a smooth and timely manor. I would definitely work with Mike again.”
Alex Nice, Matte Painter


“Mike is a man who can get things done. Uncharted threw everything at him they could think of – and no matter what the challenge, Mike was able to figure out an effective solution, then power through the task.”

David Glicksman, VFX artist



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