Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Character artist by choice, VFX artist by neccessity
San Diego, United States of America

Summary

-Lead VFX at Halo Cinematic Studio
-Character Artist
-Freelance Product Designer
-Advanced 3D Modeling Instructor.
-B.S. in 3D animation from Platt College San Diego

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Skills

Digital Painting3D ModelingCharacter ModelingCreature ModelingDigital SculptingEnvironment ModelingFacial Rigging & AnimationHard Surface ModelingProp ModelingTexturingPBR Texturing

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
Mudbox
Mudbox
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
Premiere
Premiere

Reel

Productions

  • Zerocover
    • Movie
      Zero: Dawn of the Darklighters
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Lead Visual Effects Artist, Concept Artist
    • Company
      Halo Cinematic

Experience

  • Lead Visual Effects Artist / Concept Artist at Halo Cinemtaic
    San Diego, United States of America
    July 2015 - Present

    I am responsible for a team of artists who are working on a feature-length, live-action, sci-fi film.

  • Advanced Modeling Instructor at Platt College San Diego
    San Diego, United States of America
    November 2012 - Present

    I currently teach multiple classes focusing on various topics including organic and hard surface modeling in both low and high poly. I also have a class on advanced rendering in Maya and realitime PBR rendering. And lastly I have a pure scultping class focusing on human and creature anatomy using clay and ZBrush

  • VFX Artist at Freelance
    san diego, United States of America
    April 2017 - June 2017 (2 months)

    Freelance post production/Visual Effects for the film Forgotten Hero. Mainly animating and compositing photo realistic fighter jets into live action footage.

  • Lead Product Designer at Velumus Hybrid Eyewear
    San Diego, United States of America
    November 2007 - September 2012 (4 years 10 months)

    I was responsible for designing and modeling sunglasses for the purposes 3D printing.

  • Product Designer at Vital Smart
    san diego, United States of America
    March 2017 - Present

    I design, model, and render medical products for a startup company.