About

Mike Oakley | VFX Artist

Mike Oakley is a visual effects artist and a true generalist. Animations, Materials, FX, Composting, Editing, 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.

 

TEN GUN DESIGN – Senior 3D Artist
Creative Agency | Commercial

TEAGUE – Senior 3D Imagery Designer
Creative Agency | Aviation Commercial

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

UNCHARTED TERRITORY – Visual Effects Artist
2012 | 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

BIG BLOCK – 3D Generalist
Audi RS heart | Commercial
2013 Nissan Altima | Commercial

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

PRIME FOCUS – Visual Effects Artist
Avatar | Feature

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
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

AWARDS
“2013 Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role”
“2013 HPA Awards Nomination”

“2014 Emmy Nomination for 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