ArsenalCreative of Santa Monica, CA, has grown its visual effects team with the addition of award-winning VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd. He joins the content creation studio after spending eight years as a VFX supervisor at MPC.
“We’re so excited to have someone with Mike’s level of experience and expertise join our team. His skill set will be a huge asset to our growing studio and to our clients,” said Cortney Haile, ArsenalCreative Partner and Executive Producer.
Wynd started his career at Computer Pictures in Melbourne, before hopping over to Auckland, New Zealand to work at Images Post. He returned to Australia eight year later to serve as Head of 3D at Garner MacLennan Design in Sydney, working on high-end animation and effects for international clients, including the first Lord of the Rings movie. AAV Group’s purchase of GMD brought Wynd to Digital Pictures; afterwards he helped set up a new 3D/Design team at FSM which he joined in early 2004.
Wynd relocated to Los Angeles in 2007, where he worked for Moving Pixels and later became VFX supe for MPC — in this capacity he traveled the world working on high-end commercials. He has worked with name directors such as Rupert Sanders, Noam Murro and Adam Berg, and over his career has earned industry honors including a Silver Clio, Gold British Arrow, and a VES Award nomination.
“I’m really looking forward to coming on board with ArsenalCreative,” Wynd said. “2018 has brought me a brand new opportunity – to add my skills to the already high quality of their projects. Their stable of clients is exciting, as is the chance for me to join a truly great team of people who consistently achieve excellent work.”
ArsenalCreative specializes in groundbreaking design, animation, high-end visual effects, and finishing for the commercial and entertainment industries. Learn more at www.arsenalcreative.com.