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Mike Oakley | VFX Artist

Mike Oakley is a true CG generalist. Animations, Materials, FX, Composting, Editing, and Audio are all skills he enjoys working with. He enjoys changing of hats on a project to fill in gaps on a production.

His first major production was working on campy VFX for the "WB's Charmed" and continued that excitement to wrangling 1 million digital butterflies in "Under the Dome". From major destruction in movies like 2012 to vehicle destruction the award winning Banshee he enjoys creating vehicular drama.  Recent project involved creating airline commercials for some of Boeing's largest clients and working with Microsoft Xbox.

With his energetic attitude, strong work ethic and creative and technical insight assures projects complete on time and exceed expectations.

 

 

DEMO REEL

SOFTWARE

EXPERIENCE

TEN GUN DESIGN
Senior 3D Artist
Creative Agency | Commercial

THE PICTURE SHOP
Freelance Visual Effects Artist
You and the Moth | Film

UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Visual Effects Artist

2012 | Feature

MECHNOLOGY
Lead VFX Artist

Charmed | Television
The Aviator | Feature
Bonneville | Feature
Santa's Slay | Feature
House of the Dead 2 | Feature

Initiation of Sarah | Television
Veronica Mars | Television
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb | Television

The 78th Annual Academy Awards | Television
The Californians | Television

ENCORE HOLLYWOOD
Visual Effects Artist

Banshee | Television
Scorpion | Television

Extant | Television
Flash | Television
Hawaii Five- O | Television
Under the Dome | Television

Tomorrow People | Television

SVENGALI FX
CG Supervisor & Visual Effects Artist
Priest 3d | Feature
Iron Man 2 | Feature

PRIME FOCUS
Visual Effects Artist

Avatar | Feature

SWAY STUDIOS
3D Generalist

Bounty | Commercial
Pontiac Spy Hunter | Commercial

Chandon After Party | Commercial
Toyota Corolla | Commercial

TEAGUE
Senior 3D Imagery Designer

Creative Agency | Aviation Commercial

PIXOMONDO
Visual Effects Artist

Oblivion | Feature
Green Lantern | Feature

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island | Feature
NHL | Commercial

BIG BLOCK
3D Generalist

Audi RS heart | Commercial
2013 Nissan Altima | Commercial

RELEVANT VFX
3D Generalist

Hess Snow Writers | Commercial

AWARDS

2013 Emmy
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role

2013 HPA Awards Nomination
Outstanding Visual Effects

2014 Emmy Nomination
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
(uncredited)

PUBLICATION

VFX for TV
Apr 1, 2014 - Post Magazine

Pacific Rim,' 'Argo,' 'Life of Pi' Win HPA Awards
Nov 7, 2013  - Hollywood Reporter

Cinefex 126
Jul 1, 2011 - Cinefex

Pirates Booty
Jul 1, 2006 - Post Magazine

Heavy Lifting
Jun 1, 2006 - Post Magazine

EDUCATION

Associate of Science in Computer Animation
Graduated with Honors
Art Institute of California : 2000