Hi, I'm Mike!
I'm a freelance VFX/film software developer, systems/network admin, and filmmaker. You will usually find me somewhere around the intersection of art and technology.
During my career in the VFX industry I have worked the spectrum from matte painting and compositing (as an artist), through lighting and rendering (as a TD), pipeline development (as pure software), and systems administration (responsible for the entire technology stack).
I've worked in full time, part time and contract/freelance roles, all while building and supporting open source software, and working on personal passion projects.
I am most interested in the intersection of computation and various fields of art. Most noticeably VFX, but anywhere I can employ my technical, problem-solving, creative, and communication skills. Applications of machine learning and AI are a new adventure I'm exploring. Automation and efficiency are dear to my heart. But above all else, working with a great team telling a good story.
Right now I am open to part-time, freelance, or consulting work.