Michael ("Mikey") Rogers is a freelance computer graphics artist who has worked in the visual effects, advertising, virtual reality, animation, film, and gaming industries for over five years. He has extensive experience in lighting and look development for commercials, but specializes in texture painting for feature films. Mikey spent over a decade as an IT professional until 2007, when he enrolled in the Visual Effects program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He graduated from SCAD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010, and in the same year, he got his first job as a CG artist.
Early on Mikey became interested in the performing arts, which led to acting in school plays from grade school through high school. Even though acting fueled his life from adolescence to adulthood, he also had a passion for all things tech. So when it came time to choose a career, he found the perfect fit—visual effects. Fast forward to today, where he has been happily working alongside some amazing talent at studios like Method, the Mill, MPC, Digital Domain, Framestore, Blur, Psyop, Rhythm & Hues, Buck, and many more. Which has all led him to Lynda.com, where he is thrilled to share his knowledge with a robust group of learners!
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