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Website
http://visionanimationstudio.com
Relationship status
single, unresolved
College / University
yes
Program / Degree
any program that will get me money
Graduation
June 18, 2000
Member type
Artist, Producer, Other
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Drawing, Film, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Video
I am...
here right now
About my artwork
its all about my work
Artists I like
me
Interests
me
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
mine
Centre of the artworld:
my studio

 

 

 

CD COVER Comfort Zone CGI

Hulk Hogan feature film CGI

History Channel special CGI

Taco Bell campaign CGI


I am nothing more than an Artist... I AM Mr. Mike

I am nothing more than an Artist...With Animation I can bring everything I dream to life; with art I can recreate all of it... ART the Ability to Recreate Time. My time!
Mr. Mike


Please enjoy an animated demonstration of my Artistic Endeavors from over the past months collectively put to one of my favorite pieces of composed music Find more videos like this on Vision Animation Studio Over the past few weeks some Individuals representing companies that may or may not want my artistic talent have been inquiring as to what I have personally accomplished and what I am capable of… ( I cant Blame them, to retain my skills, I cost slightly more than a tank of gas, and a little less than a night with a good bottle of wine, so why not) I therefore was compelled, wait no, I felt it necessary, so as to continue to pile macaroni and cheese in my one bowl, to eat with my one spoon, that I would compile a few clips of my CGI accomplishments from over the past 18 months... Some have been in the Holland Animation Film festival and others have been in the Ottawa film festival. And yet others have been in American theaters and still more have been cast on the web, So with that being said… Here is a brief compilation of my efforts edited in VEGAS with one of my favorite musical scores.. Unfortunately some of the clips were made just for web casts so some clips are not well represented in HD! Please enjoy! I am the kind of artist not limited to visualizing then creating pictures and CGI animated films and the occasional movie, I contribute everything from writing, character creation, animation, animation scoring, voices, to directing….. I have even dabbled in the occasional Play as an actor, set designer, and publicist. I have acted in a few flicks like dick Tracy, ghost busters 2 and Bird to name a few, In addition I have produced and co produced projects, I have taught children Fine art and professed to a few collage students CGI animation, I even authored a university text book on Photoshop for Germany, Hobbies see above

Professions see above

Life, I’m just along for the ride, for more information see the man above

 


All I HAVE CGI

contact me through this site or at
mrmike@visionanimationstudio.com



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A mouse named Squeaky from Katrina an unnatural disaster




Here is a very brief His Story about ME ... Mr. Mike

I am nothing more than an Artist...With Animation I can bring everything I dream to life; with art I can recreate all of it... ART the Ability to Recreate Time. My time!
Mr. Mike

The cast of Katrina an unnatural disaster



A little Biography on me since it is all about me and if it isn’t then it should be if in doubt just ask me!

Starting as far back as I can remember, around the age of five I suppose, I needed to quench my thirst, my burning desire for answers to the curious world around me. I wanted to silence the incessant voice in my head that constantly repeated the word why.

Who am I? I am Mr. Mike, and that is how the 1600 plus children I taught fine art to refer to me. My career started with the desire to figure out how and why things worked. I had to draw, to entertain my mind, to disassemble the assembled … I drew everything from rocks and sticks to clocks and can openers and even the occasional cartoon character! For me even a pile of junk could be manipulated into a master piece!



I suppose I was never truly normal, something I can now see in hindsight. Although at the time, I wanted to be like everyone else, and in your childhood you assume you are like everyone else … I was being conditioned to be what people who labeled people normal wanted me to be. However, their perspective of normal frightened me more than my fear of being unique.

I was, and still truly am, flat out creative. Whether I am accepted by the masses, popular or not, I am what I am, I am an artist. I was always drawing and taking pictures, and when my parents would let me, I would take black and white pictures with a family brownie camera and make short 8 mm film with a Kodak movie camera. Unfortunately, however, funding often times covered the purchase but not the development of film.

Elementary school for me, as with most people, was eye opening. The numbing experience, of the daily routine, of Mrs. Rolland swatting my left hand with a ruler to make me use a pencil with my right hand was as sharp a memory as loving those chocolate chip cookies as big as my head. After three years of elementary school bad grades, Mrs. Gahanna discovered I couldn’t see the board ... In fact I couldn’t see much past my nose. So, at age 8, after three years of sitting in the back of the classroom, in a colorful blur, I realized my vision was far less than close to normal. After spending what seemed like years of testing to determine whether or not I could recognize the letters and numbers, the evil doctor Eagleberg presented me with a pair of glasses so thick I could fry an egg on the side walk in less than a minute. Viola! I could see!



I did at times wonder how my path lead me to become a CGI animation movie maker and after working several days on the thought, maybe weeks, time seems irrelevant, I discovered the events, the turning points, the key frames, that determined how and why I got to where I am and why you’re watching what I make, and to point out a portion of the contributing factors, here they are! Briefly I might add!

I was adopted. A blessing as I have been told. I know not who my biological parents are, I have never been told so I can not find them. I know not my true date of birth; I have in recent months discovered it was changed by my adopted parents to move me into a public school earlier than was proposed by the state. That being said I was adopted into a family. In addition, I know not who they are, only who they wanted others to know about them. I have discovered in hindsight, it was a family that felt my presence would keep a failing marriage together.



My father, mother, and younger brother were all very creative people! My parents worked at Disney. My Adopted dad was an imagineer, and he designed rides including Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion. He went on to design weapons of mass destruction and some good things like the Lunar Lander for NASA and the space shuttle main engine before succumbing to Alzheimer. My adopted mom painted cells for animated motion pictures and passed on as a prescription drug addict. My brother was an artist and designer for Bob Mackey until his death related to AIDS. Together, they helped me realize that the path less traveled was the correct path for me.



I have been making movies since I was nine years old in one form or another. For the past eight years, I have been using CGI exclusively to make my movies at Vision Animation Studio. CGI allows me to bring to life anything my mind can imagine.

These, along with many other experiences have forged my mind, my attitude, and my soul into who I am. I am an artist with the desire to entertain and to send the message that everything is possible. Just look what I can do!



Please join with me to change the world with our positive conscious efforts! Together we can achieve remarkable differences for the betterment of us all!


I still am nothing more than an Artist...With Animation I can bring everything I dream to life; with art I can recreate all of it... ART the Ability to Recreate Time. My time!
Mr. Mike

a frame from Katrina

A few of my current CGI creations on display at the HAFF animation film festival

Please Enjoy
They are posted here to assist you in smiling

Iris and Mr. C on vacation from mr. Mike on Vimeo. 1st SEEN AT HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL


Milk does a Zombie Good from mr. Mike on Vimeo.
1st SEEN AT HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

Shaqtus jumps a deisel from mr. Mike on Vimeo.
1st SEEN AT HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

SWEET DREAMS DINER TEASER from mr. Mike on Vimeo.
1st SEEN AT HOLLAND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL

Here are a few of my creations outside the digital realm
Prints of these works are available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh

Prints of this work is available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh


Prints of this work is available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh

Prints of this work is available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh

Prints of this work is available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh

Prints of this work is available at

http://www.cafepress.com/MrMikeh


I toast yesterday good bye and raise my glass to a new and better tomorrow for us all.. A happy good first day to the rest of our lives

Well, there you have it you can now see I am nothing more than an Artist...However, With Animation I can bring everything I dream to life; with art I can recreate all of it... ART truly is the Ability to Recreate Time. My time that is! I am Mr. Mike, I am the kind of artist not limited to visualizing then creating pictures and CGI animated short films and the occasional feature film, I contribute everything from writing, character creation, animation, animation scoring, voices, to directing….. I have even dabbled in the occasional Play as an actor, set designer, and publicist. I have acted in a few flicks like Dick Tracy, Ghost Busters 2 and Bird to name a few, In addition I have produced and co produced projects, I have taught children Fine art and professed CGI animation to a few wide eyed collage students , I even authored a university text book on Photoshop for Germany,

There is this, I recently discovered just because the orange juice bottle says concentrate doesn’t mean I can! haha.....



And the meek shall inherit the earth, But not without a fight

What I do:

I create Characters, Assets and Environments
I Animate Believable Life into Polygons,
I build imagery to Inspire and Entertain.

My Mission:

To reach out to touch people with my spirit…
To inspire with my vivid imagination…
To excite and entertain with my Vision…

This, my work, my humanity, my legacy
Will endure far beyond the reaches of my mortality.
I am Mr. Mike an artist nothing more nothing less!


Hero’s
WALT DISNEY
OLLIE JOHNSTON
FRANK THOMAS
NINE OLD MEN
HOWARD HUGHS
NIKOLA TESLA
THOMAS ALVA EDISON
LEONARDO DA VINCI
MICHAEL JACKSON
Many others but there is a starting point

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At 15:19 on May 2, 2009, Alois Lang said…

At 15:18 on May 2, 2009, Alois Lang said…
Hi Mike, if you stretch the rubber-band a little more, than we can make it on time, back to the future to land at the Space-city Loy, a real exciting place with everything we can imaging. So don't think to come back to this primitive
society ....

 
 
 

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