Michael Sanders is our Creative Technology Director and a major contributor to the development of image acquisition and display technology systems for the production.
His extraordinary, cutting edge work in entertainment production is visionary. Leveraging his understanding of exceptionally high-end digital film production provides the perfect technology / artistic collaboration with Zedekiah which enables the innovative realization of Where Eagles Fly as an immersive entertainment experience for the audience.
A vanguard visual technologist, mechanical engineer, and computer vision specialist, he is currently the Senior Visual Director for Activision’s Central Studios overseeing innovation in art, animation, and production across Activision’s game franchises, most notably Call of Duty. His focus is on bringing film VFX quality to game development and emerging AR/VR markets.
He was previously Director of Virtual Production for Industrial Light & Magic, collaborating with Disney divisions such as Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel, and Imagineering and built much of the foundational creative technology of the ILMxLAB. He has many patents awarded for digital production and virtual cinematography. In 2009, Michael was recognized by the Producer’s Guild of America as a member of their inaugural Digital 25 list for the most notable contributors to digital storytelling.
Mike is one of the entertainment industry’s leading experts in advanced technologies for realism in computer graphics for films and games. He has 20 years of experience in creating cutting edge imagery for more than 80 major motion pictures and AAA game titles.
Mike has worked with most top directors and every major studio, including such memorable projects as the digital cast in Titanic, many of the effects in the Star Wars prequels and sequels, the behind-the-scenes tech that launched Avatar, and the believable characters in Pirates of the Caribbean. Open this link To review Mike’s IMDB listings.
A list of notable projects Mike has worked on:
Titanic | The Mummy | Star Wars – Episode 1 The Phantom Menace | Pearl Harbor | A.I. | Jurassic Park 3 | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Minority Report | Men in Black 2 | Hulk | Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl | Terminator 3 | Van Helsing | Day After Tomorrow | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban | A Series of Unfortunate Events | Star Wars 3 Revenge of the Sith | Poseidon | Chronicles of Narnia | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest | Eragon | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End | Transformers 1 | Even Almighty | Iron Man 1 | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | Star Trek | Terminator: Salvation | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen | The Last Airbender | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Avatar | Rango | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | Super 8 | Transformers: Dark of the Moon | Cowboys & Aliens | Red Tails | John Carter | The Avengers | Battleship | G.I. Joe: Retaliation | Star Trek: Into Darkness | World War Z | Noah | The Lone Ranger | Pacific Rim | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Transformers: Age of Extinction | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Jurassic World | Hitman: Agent 47 | Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens | Warcraft | Tomorrowland