About

Mike Oakley | VFX Artist

Mike Oakley is a seasoned and passionate freelance visual effects artist in Seattle, Wa. In 2013 he won a Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role for the episodic "Banshee".

From campy VFX of the "WB's Charmed" to wrangling 1 million digital butterflies in "Under the dome" he enjoys all the positions of VFX. With his energetic attitude, strong work ethic and creative insight assures projects complete on time and exceed expectations. He enjoys changing of hats on a project to fill in gaps on a production.

When he not commanding pixels to do his bidding he enjoys video game creation, racing sailboats and exploring the great outdoors.

Do you have a film you need some digital pixel dust? Don't have the budget for a large studio? Lets talk today and see what he can do for you!

Currently available for your local and global projects.

 

CLIENTS

TEAGUE – Senior 3D Imagery Designer
Aviation | Commercial

THE PICTURE SHOP - Freelance Visual Effects Artist
TBA | 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

 

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

PRIME FOCUS – Visual Effects Artist
Avatar | Feature

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

Visual Effects

Characters, Animals and Vehicles
Fire, Smoke, Blood and more
Magic & Destruction

Compositing

2d & Stereoscopic Compositing
Blue & Green Screen
Paint out & Clean ups

CG Supervision

Onset Supervision
Workflow design
Artist management
Look Development

360's & Stereoscopic

Understanding of 2d/3d space
VR & AR Implementation
Do's and Dont's

Set Extensions

Sky Replacements
Digital Set Extensions
Matte Paintings

Games

PBR Workflows
Level Design
Asset Management

3D SOFTWARE

3dsmax - ★★ ★ ★ ☆

V-Ray - ★★ ★ ★ ☆

Thinking Particles - ★★ ★ ☆ ☆

Fume FX - ★★ ★ ☆ ☆

Unreal - ★★ ☆ ☆ ☆

Houdini - ★★ ☆ ☆ ☆

2D SOFTWARE

Nuke - ★★ ★ ☆ ☆

Photoshop - ★★ ★ ★ ☆

Premiere - ★★ ★ ★ ☆

After Effects - ★★ ★ ★ ☆

Illustrator - ★★ ★☆ ☆

Substance - ★★ ☆ ☆ ☆

 

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)”

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


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Mike Oakley - Resume - PDF

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