Mike is currently a senior animator at Bungie, working on the Destiny game. Mike splits his time between animating third person abilities for the Sandbox Team and Cinematics where he lends his years of feature film experience to the team when needed. His 23 years of experience spans across Feature Films, Television and Games. Mike was lucky enough to work on films like Robots, Horton Hears A Who, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Croods, Surf's Up, the Jimmy Neutron movie and television show, Disney's Infinity Game and Destiny.
Mike's instruction style revolves around weekly Maya animation demos that mirror the assignments and breakdown and discussions on clips from your favorite movies. Mike's story and journey into the animation industry makes him popular among students because they relate to his struggles and how he got his start and stayed relevant through the years. Mike's main platform in teaching is, "anybody can make it to their goal with practice, work ethic, time and maybe a little bit of luck".