Michael Karp, SOC
Digital Artist
Match Move/Layout
  +1 818 515-8917 * +91 7738050145
http://michaelkarp.net * mckarp@aol.com
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Education

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Honors Film, Scholarship 1983

Credits

Director of Photography
  • Blood Salvage - theatrical motion picture Sanders Entertainment
  • Amsteroid - theatrical motion picture Odd Angle Entertainment
Digital Artist
  • Tracking supervisor, Double Negative/Prime Focus
    • Sin City 2
    • Terminator 5
    • Mission Impossible 5
    • Fast & Furious 7
    • Alice In Wonderland - 2
    • GeoStorm
    • Grimsby
    • The Best of Me
    • Hunger Games Mockingjay 1 & 2
    • Exodus
    • Kingsman: The Secret Service
    • Ant-Man
    • Avengers - 2
    • Spectre (James Bond)
  • Wolverine - Tracking supervisor - Rising Sun/Fox
  • I, Frankenstein - Tracking supervisor - Rising Sun/Lakeshore Entertainment
  • The Great Gatsby - Tracking supervisor - Rising Sun/Village Road Show Pictures
  • Seventh Son - Tracking Supervisor - Rising Sun/Warner Bros.
  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - Tracking supervisor - Rising Sun/New Line Cinema
  • Prometheus - Sr. Tracker, Rising Sun Pictures
  • Hunger Games - Tracking supervisor - Rising Sun Pictures/Lionsgate
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 2, Rising Sun Pictures
  • John Carter of Mars, MPC London
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, MPC
  • X-Men First Class, MPC
  • Pirates of the Caribbean - 4, MPC
  • Final Destination 5 - Previs Director of Photography,  Prime Focus
  • Conspirator - Matchmove supervisor Reliance Media
  • Alice In Wonderland, stereoscopic layout - Cafe FX
  • Alice In Wonderland, layout - Sony Imageworks
  • Match Move/Layout Supervisor - Conversion Works Vancouver
  • Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D - Matchmove/Layout Supervisor - Walden Media/Meteor Studios
  • Ant Bully 3D - DNA Helix/Warner Bros.
  • Serenity Tracking Supervisor Zoic Studios/Universal
  • CSI Miami/Vegas - Zoic
  • Battlestar Galactica - Zoic
  • Constantine - ESC FX/Warner Brothers
  • Catwoman - ESC FX/Warner Brothers
  • Garfield - Fox, R&H
  • Scooby Doo 2, Warners, R&H
  • X-Men2, Cinesite, Fox
  • Daredevil - R&H, Fox
  • Stuart Little 2 - Sony Imageworks
  • Solaris - Cinesite, Fox
  • Experience Music Project / CG James Brown - Digital Domain
  • Gemini Man - The Secret Lab/Disney
  • X-Men - Fox - Digital Domain
  • Gigli - R&H, Revolution
  • Freddy Vs. Jason, Cinesite, New Line Cinema
  • Kangaroo Jack - The Secret Lab/Castle Rock
  • Snow Dogs - The Secret Lab/Disney
  • The Sixth Day - R&H
  • Cinemagique - Disney Imagineering (WDI)
  • Reign of Fire - The Secret Lab/Disney 
  • Spiderman - 1 - Sony Imageworks

Motion Control Operator

Motion Pictures
  • Terminator II - Carolco
  • Terminator II/ 3D - Universal
  • Skittles commercial - Bruce Dowad - Digital Domain
  • Baby's Day Out - Fox
  • True Lies - Fox
  • Night of the Creeps - TriStar
  • Titanic - Fox
  • Apollo 13 - Universal
  • RoboCop - Orion
  • Fifth Element - Gaumont
  • Miracle Mile - Hemdale
  • Waterworld - Universal
  • The Abyss - Fox
  • Red Planet - Warner Bros.
  • Ed Wood - Touchstone

Commercials
  • Dodge
  • Pillsbury Dough Boy
  • Kraft
  • Toyota
  • Mazda
  • Minolta
  • Sun Computer
  • Budweiser
  • Levi's
  • Miller Beer
  • FritoLay
  • Vanish
  • American Airlines

Television
  • Lois & Clark - Lorimar
  • Key West - Fox
  • Creation of the Universe - PBS
  • A Different World - NBC
  • Star Trek - Deep Space Nine
Music Video
  • Alice Cooper
  • REM
  • Guns & Roses
  • KrisKross
Special Venue
  • Seafari - R&H
  • Stormrider - Disney/Digital Domain
Employers

ILM, Double Negative, Digital Domain, Prime Focus, Rising Sun Pictures, Moving Picture Company London, Mirada, Cinesite Hollywood, Cafe FX, Slash/Reliance, BOSS Film, Dreamquest, Boyington Film, Trio EFX, Praxis Film Works, David Stipes Productions, Image G, Coliseum & Motion, Silverman Studios, Stargate, General Lift, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Imageworks, Disney Feature Animation/The Secret Lab, ESC FX, DNA Helix, Zoic Studios

Capabilities
  • Maya, 3D Equalizer, Boujou, pfTrack, SynthEyesNuke
  • Motion control, stage lighting, stereoscopic
  • Screenwriting instructor
  • Editing
Other
  • Instructor, Art Center College of Design Film Department
  • Screenwriting  and film columnist for Student Filmmaker magazine
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • National Merit Scholar Semi Finalist (SAT)
  • Member Television Academy ATAS
  • Society of Camera Operators SOC
References
  • Mark Stetson - VFX Supervisor Zoic
  • Alex Funke - Director of Photography, WETA
  • Rolf Schneider, creator of 3D Equalizer
  • Mike Fink - VFX Supervisor
  • Rob Blalack - VFX Supervisor


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