Visual Effects by Michael Hanley
I've always loved a good magic trick.
That's probably why, while I wear just as many hats as my other indie-filmmaking-friends, on larger projects I find myself drawn again and again to bringing unreal things to life.
On most projects I'm a beginning-to-end generalist – partially by necessity, but I also love being involved in a shot from the beginning, combining my experience behind the camera with my knowledge of the post-production process to make sure everything works well together. In more isolated scenarios, my specialties include:
- 2–D and 2 & ½–D Motion Tracking
- Set Extensions and Paint
- Rotoscoping... *
I have also applied my VFX experience to Motion Graphics work, which can bring an extra level of polish to commercial projects.
This reel is from 2014 - an updated reel is coming soon!
Recent VFX/Graphics-Heavy Projects
Scrooge: Spirit Hunter
Gaff Tape and a Prayer
“Little Ideas” Book Promo
Promotional video for book launch
"The Avernal Promise" Promo
Album release teaser video
Apocryphon / Southground Records