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Michael Oliver

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Michael Oliver
Los Angeles, California, United States
Closest Major City (for Meetings):
Los Angeles, California, United States
Main Position:
Manager, Production Systems Engineering
  @ Netflix
Manager, Production Systems Engineering
  @ Netflix

2018-03-27 - Present  (4 years, 4 months, 20 days)
  @ Halon Entertainment

2014-09-07 - 2018-03-23  (3 years, 6 months, 16 days)

Halon Entertainment is well known throughout the industry as a premier previsualization shop. With headquarters in Santa Monica and remote teams globally deployed, Halon excels at helping studios, directors, cinematographers, and executive producers visualize their production with increased creative freedom in a nondestructive, flexible, and capitally efficient virtual environment.

Currently working on optimizing onset workflows and in-house pipelines while exploring how bleeding edge and alternative technologies can provide increased value and creative freedom to our clients. Present interests and areas of focus include game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Cryengine), virtual reality / augmented reality (Oculus Rift DK2), and virtual production.

Worldwide Director of Technology
  @ Look Effects Inc

2005-12-20 - 2014-06-05  (8 years, 5 months, 16 days)

Michael helped Look FX grow from a small single shop in Hollywood to a cutting edge worldwide entity. He oversaw the worldwide technology requirements for the company with offices in Los Angeles CA, Brooklyn NY, Vancouver BC Canada, and Stuttgart Germany. He was responsible for the corporate infrastructure and security including (but not limited to) network design and architecture, storage systems, compute clusters, backup and archive, distributed computing, workstations, and phone systems.

Additionally Michael oversaw the production pipeline design and integration for a distributed worldwide workflow including software customization, automation, and proprietary tool design. He was responsible for providing the tools necessary to keep the company competitive, effecient, and on the bleeding edge of new technologies.

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Member Since: March 31, 2009  (13 years, 4 months, 16 days)