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Mike Gaines (II)


Mike Gaines is a visual effects producer and artist in Los Angeles, CA specializing in invisible effects work for film & television at his company, InvisEffects. A graduate of Boston University's College of Communication, Mike has over 15 years of post production experience and teaches at BU's Academy of Media Production. See full bio »

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Known For

This Is Us Visual Effects
(2018-2022)
Modern Family Visual Effects
(2019-2020)
The X-Files Visual Effects
(2015-2018)
Bunk'd Visual Effects
(2019-2022)

Filmography

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 2022 Maggie (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Things Begin Where They End (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
 2022 Only Murders in the Building (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Framed (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019-2022 Bunk'd (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 51 episodes)
- Learning the Ropes (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Frien'ds Forever (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Moose Queens and Possum Kings (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- A Star is Torn (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Camp Creepy-Waka (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2022 The Dropout (TV Mini Series) (visual effects artist - 8 episodes)
- Lizzy (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Heroes (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Iron Sisters (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Flower of Life (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Old White Men (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
 2022 The Afterparty (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 8 episodes)
- Maggie (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Danner (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Zoë (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- High School (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Chelsea (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
 2018-2022 This Is Us (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 40 episodes)
- Don't Let Me Keep You (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Four Fathers (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- One Giant Leap (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- The Challenger (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- The Adirondacks (2021) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
 2021-2022 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 9 episodes)
- I'm with the Band (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Brad Mitzvah (2022) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Lads and Ladies and Us (2022) ... (visual effects artist)
- Home for Christmas (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Science Fair (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2021 MacGruber (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 8 episodes)
- A Good Day to Die (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Architect (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Through the Looking Glass (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Storm (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Scientist (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2021 The Big Leap (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- I Should Have Gone to Motown (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2021 Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 4 episodes)
- Dunk Cost (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Lahela & Stitch (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- License to Not Drive (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Aloha - The Hello One (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2020-2021 In the Dark (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 23 episodes)
- Expectation Is the Root of All Heartache (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Do You Hear What I Hear? (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Match Point (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Home Run (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
- Excess Baggage (2021) ... (visual effects artist)
 2020 The Sheltered Women (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2020 Let's Be Real (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
 2020 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- You Might Also Like (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019-2020 Bless This Mess (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 26 episodes)
- Tornado Season: Part Two (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- Tornado Season: Part One (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Table (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- After-Prom (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- Knuckles (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
 2020 The Baker and the Beauty (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019-2020 Modern Family (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 19 episodes)
- Finale Part 1 (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- Finale Part 2 (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- I'm Going to Miss This (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- Baby Steps (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
- Spuds (2020) ... (visual effects artist)
 2020 Outmatched (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 10 episodes)
- Royal Rumble (2020) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Black Mold (2020) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Couple's Friends (2020) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Failing (2020) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Bullying (2020) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
 2019 Surveillance (TV Movie) (visual effects artist)
 2019 Togo (visual effects artist)
 2018-2019 Single Parents (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 6 episodes)
- Good Holidays to You (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Summer of Freedom (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- That Elusive Zazz (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- A Leash Is Not A Guinea Pig (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019 Proven Innocent (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 13 episodes)
- In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 2 (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- In Defense of Madeline Scott, Part 1 (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Shaken (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- SEAL Team Deep Six (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Acceptable Losses (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2016-2019 Bizaardvark (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 41 episodes)
- The End of the Beginning (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Rozes are Red (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- BizRipOffs (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Stand-Up Standoff (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- A Capella Problems (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019 Miracle Workers (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 7 episodes)
- 1 Hour (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- 1 Day (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- 3 Days (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- 6 Days (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- 12 Days (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019 Arrested Development (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Courting Disasters (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Fallout (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2017-2019 Speechless (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 12 episodes)
- G-A-- GAME N-I-- NIGHT (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- J-I-- JIMMY V-A-L-VALENTINE (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- F-A-- FASHION 4 A-- ALL (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- O-- OUR M-A-G--MAGEDDON (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- H-- HEY, YOU (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2018-2019 Happy Together (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 13 episodes)
- Backstage P(asses) (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Vows (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- A Claire-Free Lifestyle (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Home Insecurity (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Power of Yes... Men (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2018-2019 Rel (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 12 episodes)
- Cleveland (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Mom (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
- Hate & Hip Hop (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Brittany's Mom (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Blizzard (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2019 Fam (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2019) ... (visual effects artist)
 2018 Dietland (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 3 episodes)
- Woman Down (2018) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Red Fatties (2018) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
- Monster High (2018) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
 2017-2018 Ghosted (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 16 episodes)
- The Airplane (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Unbelievable (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Article (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Premonition (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Wire (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2017-2018 Superior Donuts (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 34 episodes)
- Donut Day Afternoon (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Broken Art (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The ICEmen Cometh (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Pedal to the Meddle (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Balls and Streaks (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2015-2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 54 episodes)
- Cancun, Baby! (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Barbara Ann (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Blob (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Designated Survivors (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Special Delivery (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2018 New Girl (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Where the Road Goes (2018) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
 2015-2018 The X-Files (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 15 episodes)
- My Struggle IV (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Nothing Lasts Forever (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Familiar (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Rm9sbG93ZXJz (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
- Kitten (2018) ... (visual effects artist)
 2017 Behind Enemy Lines (TV Movie) (visual effects artist)
 2017 Biophilia (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2017 Making History (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 8 episodes)
- Body Trouble (2017) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Duel (2017) ... (visual effects artist)
- Night Cream (2017) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Godfriender (2017) ... (visual effects artist)
- The Touchables (2017) ... (visual effects artist)
 2016 Word Party (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Everybody Is Good at Something (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: And Let My Cry Come Unto Thee (2016) ... (visual effects artist - uncredited)
 2016 Young & Hungry (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 19 episodes)
- Young & Screwed (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
- Young & Matched (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
- Young & Bowling (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
- Young & Assistant (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
- Young & Fostered (2016) ... (visual effects artist)
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2016) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
  Unforgettable (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 27 episodes, 2013 - 2015) (visual effects artist - 21 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- Blast from the Past (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- D.O.A. (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Moving On (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- True Identity (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Fire and Ice (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Chasing Life (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- La Dolce Vita (2015) ... (visual effects artist)
 2015 The Player (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014-2015 The McCarthys (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 12 episodes)
- Family Therapy (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Gerard's Engagement Party (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Ref (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Hall of Fame (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Sister Act (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Battle Creek (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 12 episodes)
- Sympathy for the Devil (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Homecoming (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Hand-Off (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Stockholm (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Gingerbread Man (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (TV Mini Series) (visual effects producer - 8 episodes)
- Capsize (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Sister's Grimke (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Fugitive Kind (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Cold Storage (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Welcome to Maplecroft (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Cleveland Abduction (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2015 Powers (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 6 episodes)
- The Raconteur of the Funeral Circuit (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Paint It Black (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Devil in a Garbage Bag (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Like a Power (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Mickey Rooney Cries No More (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Bloodline (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 13 episodes)
- Part 12 (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Part 11 (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Part 10 (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Part 9 (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Part 8 (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Better Call Saul (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Uno (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013-2015 The Blacklist (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 30 episodes)
- Luther Braxton (No. 21) (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Decembrist (No. 12) (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Scimitar (No. 22) (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Mombasa Cartel (No. 114) (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Front (No. 74) (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 With This Ring (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2015 Mad Dogs (TV Series) (visual effects producer)
 2014-2015 Us & Them (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 5 episodes)
- Upstairs & Downstairs (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Corn & Cancer (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Together & Apart (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Snowmen & Wingmen (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Pilot (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Duty (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2014 Marry Me (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013-2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 23 episodes)
- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- One for the Money, Two for the Show (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Below the Belt (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Story of My Life (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Mirror, Mirror (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Outlander (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 5 episodes)
- Both Sides Now (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Wedding (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Rent (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Gathering (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Way Out (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Bad Teacher (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 12 episodes)
- The Bottle (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- What's Old Is New (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- A Little Respect (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Found Money (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Nix the Fat Week (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 The Night Shift (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 4 episodes)
- Save Me (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Blood Brothers (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Coming Home (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Storm Watch (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2014 Rake (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 11 episodes)
- Mammophile (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Remembrance of Taxis Past (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- 50 Shades of Gay (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Hey, Good Looking (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Staple Holes (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013-2014 The Michael J. Fox Show (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 20 episodes)
- Dinner (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Brandon (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Health (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Biking (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Surprise (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Men at Work (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 3 episodes)
- Odd Milo Out (2014) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Jude Awakening (2014) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Suburban Gibbs (2014) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
 2014 Justified (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 4 episodes)
- Raw Deal (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Shot All to Hell (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Over the Mountain (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- A Murder of Crowes (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2013 The Vatican (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2013 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 8 episodes)
- Kara-Te (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Shopping (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Call Me When You Get There (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Who Are You Going to Telephone? (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Why're You Hitting Yourself? (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013 Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini Series) (visual effects producer - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Part 1 (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013 Acquired Taste (Short) (additional vfx)
 2013 Franklin & Bash (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 10 episodes)
- Gone in a Flash (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Shoot to Thrill (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Out of the Blue (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Control (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Freck (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
 2013 Necessary Roughness (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 2 episodes)
- Snap Out of It (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Ch-Ch-Changes (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
  The Client List (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 15 episodes, 2013) (visual effects artist - 10 episodes, 2012)
- What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am (2013) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Wild Nights Are Calling (2013) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Whatever It Takes (2013) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- When I Say I Do (2013) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- I Miss Back When (2013) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
 2012/I Tell (Short) (visual effects)
 2012 Casa de mi Padre (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Portal: No Escape (Short) (compositor)
  Hawthorne (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 30 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (digital artist - 2 episodes, 2009)
- A Shot in the Dark (2011) ... (visual effects artist)
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2011) ... (visual effects artist)
- Price of Admission (2011) ... (visual effects artist)
- To Tell the Truth (2011) ... (visual effects artist)
- Just Between Friends (2011) ... (visual effects artist)
 2011 BlackBoxTV (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- More Than You Can Chew (2011) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 The Beast (TV Series) (digital artist - 13 episodes)
- No Turning Back (2009) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
- Counterfeit (2009) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
- My Brother's Keeper (2009) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
- Tilt (2009) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
- The Walk In (2009) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
 2008 Danny Fricke (TV Movie) (visual effects artist)
 2008 Monk (TV Series) (digital artist - 1 episode)
- Mr. Monk's 100th Case (2008) ... (digital artist - uncredited)
 2008 Never Back Down (visual effects artist: Gaines Images)
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