Michael Sarkis
New Zealand
2018-02-01
About Michael
Languages English
Preferred Working Region New Zealand
Skills
Matchmover, VFX photographer, Survey/Lidar Technician, Motion Control Operator
Software Skills
3d Equaliser, Maya, Nuke, Cyclone, Flair
Working In Industry Since 1998-02-01
Using 3DEqualizer Since 2004-08-01
About Me I've been working in Feature Films since 1998, starting as a motion control camera assistant and then operator. The motion control work allowed me to understand the importance of being able to shoot specifically for visual effects. With this understanding I joined Weta Digital to oversee the process of gathering survey, lidar and photographic data specifically to aid the process of matchmoving. Also then taking the matchmove data and ensuring precise matching of those moves back into motion control camera systems. I spent 14 years at Weta Digital going between Onset duties and then following the projects back inhouse to complete matchmoving the shots. I have a strong understanding of the entire visual effects pipeline and what the essential areas of importance are to ensure a solid result in often very tight timeframes.
Workplaces
Aug 2004 - Feb 2018
Senior Camera TD/Senior Onset TD
WETA digital
Feb 1998 - Aug 2004
Motion Control Operator
Photon VFX
Projects
Jun 2017 - Jan 2018
Mortal Engins
senior matchmover
Feb 2017 - Dec 2017
Maze Runner - The Death Cure
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
War for the Planet of the Apes
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Feb 2015 - Aug 2015
BFG
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Aug 2014 - Mar 2015
Fast and Furious 7
senior matchmover
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
senior matchmover
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013
Hobbit - Delolation of Smaug
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Feb 2013 - May 2013
Man of Steel
senior matchmover
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
Hobbit - Battle of 5 Armies
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
The Wolverine
senior matchmover
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013
Ironman 3
senior matchmover
Jan 2012 - Nov 2013
Hobbit - an unexpected journey
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Nov 2011 - Mar 2012
Avengers - ensemble
matchmover
Oct 2011 - May 2012
Prometheus
matchmover
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
X men - First Class
senior matchmover
Jun 2010 - Jun 2010
Knight and Day
senior matchmover
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Apr 2010 - Jun 2010
The A Team
senior matchmover
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010
The Lovely Bones
senior matchmover
Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
District 9
senior matchmover
Jan 2009 - Nov 2009
Avatar
senior matchmover
Jan 2008 - Nov 2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Oct 2007 - May 2008
Narnia - Prince Caspian
senior matchmover
Apr 2007 - Dec 2007
The Waterhorse
senior matchmover
Nov 2006 - May 2007
Fantasitic 4 - Silver Surfer
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Jan 2006 - Nov 2006
Eragon
Senior Onset TD & matchmover
Jan 2006 - Apr 2006
X men - Last Stand
matchmover
Aug 2004 - Dec 2005
King Kong
matchmover
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