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					                                                                    MICHAEL KAELIN
                                                                         Santa Barbara, CA
                                                                      michaelkaelin@mac.com
                                                                            (805) 895-3443
Credited projects include: Feature film, episodic television, documentary, reality programming, music and training videos, as well as full motion video sequences for
computer games.                                                    *Academy Award Nomination*

Feature Films                                                     Feature Films continued                                                       Other
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 3D (Imax Corp)          Drag Me to Hell (Ghost House Prod.)                               Parasite Eve (Square
Superman Returns 3D (IMAX Corp)                                   American Werewolf in Paris (Disney/Cometstone)                    Countdown to Extinction -
*Hollow Man (Sony Pictures Imageworks)*                           How to Make an American Quilt (Universal/Amblin)                  -(Disney Theme Park Prod’s
Minority Report (20th Century Fox)                                Superman 2 re release(Warner Bros.)
*I, Robot (20th Century Fox)*                                     Pans Labyrinth(Warner Bros)
*A.I. (Warner Bros./DreamWorks)*                                  Rocky Balboa (Sony Pictures)
*Seabiscuit (Universal Pictures)*                                 Paulie (DreamWorks SKG)
Flight of the Phoenix (20th Century Fox)                          Hollywood Homicide (Columbia Pictures)
*Big Fish (Columbia Pictures)*                                    Spawn (New Line Cinema
The Messengers (Sony Pictures)                                    Bewitched (Columbia Pictures)
Serenity (Universal Pictures)                                     Television
Road Trip (DreamWorks)                                            Star Trek Voyager: Equinox (Paramount Television)
Supernova (MGM)                                                   Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (Leap-off Prod.)
102 Dalmatians (Walt Disney F.A./TSL)                             Smallville (WB Television Network)
The Haunted Mansion (Walt Disney Pictures)                        Kool-Aid Magic Twist Comm. Series (Kraft/Ogilvy)
The Mexican (DreamWorks)                                          Wonderful World of Disney Opening (Walt Disney F.A./TSL)
Star Trek IX: Insurrection (Paramount Pictures)                   Exxon Valdez Oil Spill (Exxon Corp/Media Prod. Assoc.)
Bangkok Dangerous (Columbia Pictures)                             The Little Vampire (Cometstone)

                                                                  EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc., Lompoc, CA & N. Hollywood, CA                                                                                  12/2007- Present
Compositing Supervisor, Drag Me to Hell, The Open Road &, Green Street Holigans2
Develop production pipeline and render infrastructure as well as manage and supervise a team of artists for the successful completion of production tasks. As one
of four VFX vendors, I supervised the successful completion more than 50 VFX shots for the film “Drag Me to Hell”. Also , completed several VFX shots for Odd
Lot Films on the projects, “The Open Road” & “Green Street Hooligans 2”.

Universal Studios , BSG, Universal City, Ca                                                                                                           07/2007-08/2007
Digital Compositor, Battlestar Gallactica Season 4
Assemble various CG element passes and apply color and lighting treatments for final composites for Season 4 episode, Razor. Performed final composites for
several battle sequences involving the assembly of star fields, weapons, battle smoke and flames, explosions, battleships and fighters, as well as planets and
atmospheres.

IMAX Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada                                                                                                05/2007-06/2007
Digital Stereoscopic Compositor/Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in IMAX 3D
As a member of the IMAX visual effects team, I performed FX composites for the stereoscopic 3D IMAX version of the film Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix using Shake as well as other proprietary IMAX software.

Michael Kaelin & Associates, Inc., Lompoc, CA & N. Hollywood, CA                                                                                03/2006 –5/2007
Compositing Supervisor
Develop production pipeline as well as manage and supervise a team of artist for the successful completion of production tasks. As one of four VFX vendors,
supervised the successful completion more than 60 VFX shots for “The Messengers” opening #1 it’s initial weekend. Also supervised the successful completion of
more than 100 VFX shots for the film “Bangkok Dangerous.”

LookFX, Hollywood, CA                                                                                                                           01/2006- 08/2006
Digital Compositor/Match mover Superman 2 & Rocky Balboa
Assisted in the development of the match move and compositing pipeline for the crowd duplication and population of stadium seats in Rocky Babloa. Using PFTrack,
one other match mover and I tracked and created 3D cameras for more than 120 shots in six weeks. Also, performed more than a dozen final composites for the
DVD re-release of Superman 2 Directors Cut.

IMAX Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada                                                                                                   05/2006-06/2006
Digital Compositor/Superman Returns IMAX 3D
As a member of the first IMAX visual effects team, I performed final fx composites for the stereoscopic 3d IMAX version of the film Superman Returns using
Combustion as well as other proprietary IMAX software.

Zoic Studios, Culver City, California                                                                                                               09/2004-07/2005
Digital Compositor/ Serenity/Hologram Sequence Lead
Taking direction from the Visual Effects Supervisor, I designed the look of the Hologram Seq. FX . Performed more than forty final composites for
the film Serenity using Combustion. The composites consist of Keying elements, tracking, stabilizing, sequential paint work, color corrections, as well as
integrating both 3D elements and Camera Data.

Digital Domain, Venice, California                                                                                                                     09/2003-6/2004
Paint & Rotoscope Lead/ I, Robot
Supervise and train a team of more than fifteen artists in the use of Combustion for the successful completion of more than 500 shots, on time and on budget,
the film I, Robot. Work flow encompassed sequential paint work, rotoscoping, and simple composites for wire and rig removals and other plate cleanup.

PDI/DreamWorks, Palo Alto, California                                                                                                                12/2000-01/2001
2D Animator/C.A.F.E., (Staff Core Group)
Responsibilities include compositing, camera/motion tracking, match moving, stabilizing, color corrections, and roto using Shake I also wrote and published on-line
tutorial documentation for the company=s training department explaining techniques for Sequential Paint using Matador64, as well as warps and morphs using Elastic
Reality.
                                                       EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS
California Real Estate Broker, License # 01407983                                                                                                         2004
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. Film Studies                                                                                                2003