Mike AmatoAnimation Resources: Assistant Archivist / Director of Technology / Mar 2016 - Present

Aero Film: Editing Intern / Mar 2017 - May 2017

Stereo D: Compositing Artist /Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

Promo Pathway, Santa ​Monica College & PromaxBDA: On-air Promotion, Editing, Production, and Writing Program / 2016-2017 [2017 Class Valedictorian]

The Digital Animation &​ Visual Effects School: Dec 2012​

University of Florida: BFA in Digital Media / May 2011

Michael has a diverse creative background, consisting of traditional art, animation, visual effects, 3D modeling, but he’s happy to say he’s finally found his niche in promo editing. He’s also glad that years of watching and absorbing TV and movies now retroactively count as “research.” He initially came to Los Angeles to work in post-production, doing stereo 3D compositing on big Hollywood blockbusters like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World.” Searching for a new, more artistically fulfi​l​ling career path, he stumbled upon Promo Pathways, a program that sounded mor​​​e and more interesting to him the more he learned about it. It didn’t take long for him to completely immerse himself in this new medium of storytelling, and to take a great interest in learning as much as he could. He’s extremely proud of the work he’s done and the opportunities he’s gotten through the program.​​​

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