A VISUAL EFFECT ARTIST
Mike Oakley is a seasoned and passionate visual effects artist and supervisor that has worked on episodics, motion pictures and commercials.In his almost 17 years of experience he has had the honor of working on great projects like 2012, Under the Dome and Charmed.
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 “Banshee”.
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.
VFX Supervisor at ZERO VFX
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.
Art Department Concept Illustrator and VR visual consultant at Lionsgate
Mike is THE go-to guy for just about anything. Mike has such a broad skill set that makes him useful in so many different areas, he makes a great addition to any team.
Sr. FX TD at Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects Artist
TEAGUE - Senior 3D Imagery Designer
Teague | Commercial
SVENGALI FX - CG Supervisor
Priest | Feature
Iron Man 2 | Feature
ENCORE HOLLYWOOD - Visual Effects Artist
Banshee | Television Scorpion | Television Extant | Television Flash | Television
Hawaii Five-O | Television Under the Dome | Television Tomorrow People | Television
PIXOMONDO - Visual Effects Artist
Oblivion | Feature Green Lantern | Feature
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island | Feature
NHL | Commercial
PRIME FOCUS - Visual Effects Artist
Avatar | Feature
UNCHARTED TERRITORY - Visual Effects Artist
2012 | Feature
BIG BLOCK - 3D Generalist
Audi RS heart | Commercial
Nissan Altima | Commercial
RELEVANT VFX - 3D Generalist
Hess Snow Writers | Commercial
SWAY STUDIOS - 3D Generalist
Bounty | Commercial Pontiac Spy Hunter | Commercial
Chandon After Party | Commercial Toyota Corolla | Commercial
MECHNOLOGY - Lead VFX Artist
Charmed | Television The Aviator | Feature
Initiation of Sarah | Television
"2013 HPA Awards Nomination"
"2013 Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role"
"2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role (uncredited)"
Associate of Science in Computer Animation
Graduated with Honors
Art Institute of California : 2000