About this Speaker
Michael is a Devon native who graduated from the University of South Wales in 2005 with a BA honours degree in Animation (2.1).
Upon graduating, he started work at a VFX facility in Soho, London, at first as a runner and then progressing as a Junior 3D Animator, working on films, television series, advertising and games. For 13 years Michael has worked on various projects for major studios and clients, as well as small niche productions, either on pre-production or post production.
His list of animation credits include Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Fantastic Four (2015), The Lego Ninjago Movie and The Lego Batman Movie (2017), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), and the TV series Primeval (2008-2009).
Michael’s list of visual effects credits includes Aladdin (2019), Men in Black: International (2019) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). A full list of credits can be found on Michael's IMDb profile.
He has worked in various locations around the world, including Vancouver in Canada and Sydney, Australia.
His specialities are in 3D computer animation, layout and previsualisation and teaching animation students the core principles of animation as a craft.
He is particularly interested in research related to augmented reality and virtual reality, and new technologies affecting the craft.