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Mike Sanders (II)

Mike Sanders is known for his work on The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Iron Man (2008) and Battleship (2012). See full bio »

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The Day After Tomorrow Visual Effects
Iron Man Visual Effects
Battleship Visual Effects
Star Trek Visual Effects


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 2021 Call of Duty: Vanguard (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2020 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2020 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2020 Call of Duty: Warzone (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2018 Wolves in the Walls (Short) (senior visual director)
 2017 Call of Duty: WWII (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (director of virtual production)
 2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2016 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2016 Skylanders: Imaginators (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2016 Warcraft (director of virtual production)
 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (director of virtual production)
 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2015 Guitar Hero Live (Video Game) (senior visual director)
 2015 Hitman: Agent 47 (director of virtual production)
 2015 Jurassic World (director of virtual production)
 2015 Tomorrowland (digital supervisor)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (digital supervisor)
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (digital supervisor)
 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction (digital supervisor)
 2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2014 Noah (digital supervisor)
 2013 Pacific Rim (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2013 The Lone Ranger (digital supervisor)
 2013 World War Z (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (digital supervisor)
 2012 Paranormal Activity 4 (digital supervisor)
 2012 The Avengers (compositor: Stereo D) / (digital supervisor)
 2012 Battleship (production and technical support: Industrial Light & Magic - as Michael Sanders)
 2012 John Carter (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2012 Red Tails (digital supervisor)
 2011 Cowboys & Aliens (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 Super 8 (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short) (digital supervisor)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (digital supervisor)
 2011 Rango (virtual cinematography)
 2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Video Game) (digital supervisor)
 2010 The Last Airbender (digital supervisor)
 2010 Green Day: Rock Band (Video Game) (digital supervisor)
 2010 BlackShot (Video Game) (digital supervisor)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (digital supervisor)
 2009 Avatar (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (digital supervisor)
 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (digital supervisor)
 2009 Terminator Salvation (digital supervisor)
 2009 Star Trek (digital supervisor)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (digital effects)
 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Video Game) (digital supervisor)
 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (digital modeler and simulator: ILM)
 2008 Iron Man (digital supervisor)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (digital supervisor)
 2007 Lions for Lambs (digital artist: ILM - as Michael Sanders)
 2007 Evan Almighty (digital supervisor)
 2007 Transformers (digital supervisor)
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (digital supervisor)
 2006 Eragon (digital double dense stereo technician - as Michael Sanders)
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (digital supervisor)
 2006 Poseidon (visual effects)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (technical support: ILM)
 2005 The Island (motion capture supervisor)
 2005 Son of the Mask (motion capture supervisor)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events (motion capture supervisor: ILM - as Michael Sanders)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (motion capture - uncredited)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (motion capture supervisor)
 2004 Van Helsing (motion capture lead engineer)
 2004 Hidalgo (digital effects - uncredited)
 2003 Peter Pan (digital artist - uncredited)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (motion capture - uncredited)
 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (motion capture - uncredited)
 2003 Hulk (motion capture lead)
 2003 Dreamcatcher (digital artist - uncredited)
 2002 Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (Video Game) (motion capture) / (visual effects)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (motion capture - uncredited)
 2002 Signs (motion capture - uncredited)
 2002 Men in Black II (motion capture - uncredited)
 2002 Minority Report (previsualization artist - uncredited)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (matchmove artist: ILM) / (motion capture artist: ILM)
 2002 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 20th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary) (digital effects)
 2001 The Majestic (digital double effects - uncredited)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (digital artist - uncredited)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (motion capture - uncredited)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (on-set visualization: ILM - as Michael Sanders)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (motion capture - uncredited)
 2001 The Mummy Returns (motion capture engineer: ILM)
 2000 Escape from Monkey Island (Video Game) (motion capture)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (motion capture group: ILM - as Michael Sanders)
 1999 The Mummy (motion capture engineer: ILM)
 1997 Titanic (motion capture animator: Digital Domain - as Michael Sanders) / (stereoscopic compositor: Stereo D - 3D version 2012)
 1997 Red Corner (digital effects - uncredited)
 1997 The Fifth Element (digital effects - uncredited)
 1996 Ghosts (Short) (motion capture)
 1996 Multiplicity (visual effects production assistant: Boss Film Studios - uncredited)
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