Mike Oakley

Mike Oakley

Mid-level Visual Effect Artist / 19 yrs

Seattle, WA

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Visual Effects Artist

Extant (2014)

Visual Effects Artist

Tyrant (2014)

visual effect artist

The Flash (2014)

Visual Effects Artist

Oblivion (2013)

Visual Effects Artist

Under The Dome (2013)

visual effects artist

Banshee (2013)

Animator

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

CG Generalist

Green Lantern (2011)

CG supervisor

Priest (2011)

visual effect artist

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Digital Artist

Avatar (2009)

Lead Visual Effects Artist

Castle (2009)

3D Generalist

2012 (2009)

Digital Compositor

Bonneville (2008)

Digital Effects Artist

Knight Rider (2008)

Lead Digital Artist

The Initiation of Sarah (2006)

Visual Effects Compositor

House of the Dead 2 (2006)

Title Animation

Santa's Slay (2005)

Lead VFX Artist

The Aviator (2004)

Lead VFX Artist

Veronica Mars (2004)

Digital Effects Artist

Nicotina (2004)

Lead VFX Artist

House of the Dead (2003)

Digital Effects Artist

Charmed (1998)

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”.
Work History
  • January 2015 - Present

    Senior 3D Imagery Designer

    Teague

    Creating compelling images and animations in a realistic and cinematic way for TEAGUE’s aviation studio clients.
  • April 2013 - November 2014

    Visual Effects Artist

    Encore

    Extant
    Flash
    Hawaii Five-O
    Tyrant
    Under the Dome
    Tomorrow People
  • September 2012 - March 2013

    Visual Effects Artist

    Pixomondo

    Oblivion - Parachute animation, Engine FX, other FX
  • July 2012 - September 2012

    Visual Effects Artist

    Encore

    Banshee
  • May 2012 - June 2012

    Lighting and Animation

    Big Block

    Audi RS heart and 2013 Nissan Altima Commercial
  • January 2012 - May 2012

    Visual Effects Artist

    Encore

    Unreleased TV Pilots
  • October 2011 - November 2011

    3D Generalist

    RelevantVFX

    Hess "Snow Writers"
  • December 2010 - September 2011

    3D Generalist

    Pixomondo

    Green Lantern & Journey 2
  • February 2010 - October 2010

    CG Supervisor

    Svengali FX

    Iron Man2 & Priest
  • September 2009 - November 2009

    3D Generalist

    Prime Focus World

    Avatar
  • August 2008 - September 2009

    Mapping & Modeling

    Project Reality

    Project Reality Developer
    https://www.realitymod.com/
    Project Reality has won second place two years running in ModDB.com annual Mod of the Year competition. The competition is the definitive event that showcases the best mods and indie games in the world and recognizes the teams behind them.
  • September 2008 - June 2009

    3D Generalist

    Uncharted Territory

    2012
  • September 2008 - September 2008

    3D Generalist

    Master Key Films

    Knight Rider 2008
  • June 2008 - July 2008

    3D Generalist

    Speedshape

    AAA Commercials
  • February 2008 - March 2008

    3D Generalist - Smoke and Fire FX

    Sway Studio

    Pontiac "Spy hunter"
  • December 2007 - January 2008

    3D Generalist - Cloth simulation and effects

    Sway Studio

    Toyota Corolla
  • November 2007 - November 2007

    3D Generalist - Paper simulation

    Sway Studio

    Bounty
  • October 2007 - November 2007

    3D Generalist - Cloth simulation

    Sway Studio

    Chandon Sparkling Wine - “After Party"
  • April 2007 - September 2007

    3D Generalist - Paper simulation

    Sway Studios

    Subaru Impreza's "Peel Out". Currently a VES nominee
  • January 2003 - April 2007

    Lead VFX Artist

    Mechnology

    Charmed, The Aviator, Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill, Initiation of Sarah, House of the dead, 78th Academy Awards intro, Bonneville, others
  • January 2001 - January 2003

    Digital Artist

    Hip Media Corp

    Charmed, Daredevil TV Station ID’s, Curse of the Forty Niner
  • January 1999 - January 2001

    Associate Producer and 3D Generalist

    Launch Media

  • ? - Present

    HBO

Education
  • Computer Graphics

    Art Institute of Los Angeles

    September 1998 - July 2000