Serial: MikeAlger

Manufactured: Las Vegas, US
Assembly: Utah, US
Unit Location: San Francisco, CA

Multidisciplinary designer focused on head mounted displays.

For use with

VR Design
Motion Design
Video Production
Interaction Design
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FIELD TESTING
VR Designer
Google
Since November 2015

Interaction designer for virtual reality.

Google
Creative Director
Apiary Investment Fund
3.5 Years

Company principal doing branding, user interface, video production, user experience, graphic design, motion graphics, etc. as well as general business strategy and execution.

Apiary Investment Fund
Shooter / Editor
KJZZ Television
1.2 Years

Live news and entertainment on-location camera operator, package editor, studio camera operator, live tape playback operator, etc.

KJZZ Television
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
masters degree
Moving Image
Virtual Reality
Master of Arts
Distinction
Ravensbourne 2015
Ravensbourne
bachelor degree
Digital Media
Film
Bachelor of Science
Cum Laude
Utah Valley University 2013


Utah Valley University
associates degree
Digital Communications Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Utah Valley University 2008
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SERVICING
湘潭市一中
English Teacher

Volunteer English teacher at Xiangtan No. 1 Middle School in the Hunan province of China for a period of 5 months

XTYZ
Student Filmmaker Awards
Technical Director

Member of festival direction team responsible for branding and participant communication during its first year.

Student Filmaker Awards
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PRODUCT REVIEWS
Shawn
"I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Mike Alger.

Mike has worked with the Apiary Fund since its inception and has led every aspect of the brand development and implementation. He has been an invaluable asset to the founding team and a reliable and consistent contributor to our progress over the last three years.

Mike is excellent at conceptualizing, planning, and managing projects through to completion. Apiary has developed several eLearning modules that integrate video and motion graphics into a short interactive training course that teaches financial concepts. Mike has taken the lead on this and many other projects and has demonstrated a tremendous ability to conceptualize, plan, coordinate, develop, and manage them with assurance, persistence, and progress. At the end of the day, Mike is able to consistently deliver results that are above and beyond expectation.

Mike is well organized and structured in his tasks. I know that when Mike takes an assignment that the assignment will be completed and it will be done right.

Mike is competent in many areas. While I was first introduced to Mike, the videographer, he has since become Mike, the illustrator, the motion graphics developer, the website designer, the brand strategist, and Mike the director. He has been quick to learn and is able to utilize the skills he has mastered in one discipline to quickly learn another.

Adding to the fact that Mike is well structured, talented, and dependable – he is also able to accomplish his tasks with minimal oversight and instruction. This talent speaks to another strength of Mike’s character: he has an ability to figure things out. He is intelligent and has the capacity to think and reason through complex problems, isolate the factors that are in question and offer meaningful solutions.

I feel that Mike brings a reliable and commendable spirit to our organization and it is a pleasure to be able to work with him."
Shawn Lucas
CEO
Apiary Investment Fund
2014
Mark
"Ravensbourne is a university sector college in London specialising in the field of digital media, communication and design. As Course Leader for MA Moving Image, MA Visual Effects and MA/MSc Broadcast Futures at the School of Post Graduate Studies, I selected Mike onto the program and have had the pleasure of knowing him since 2014.

Mike and I worked very closely throughout the program and what became clear was Mike’s enthusiasm, work ethic, skills and inquisitive nature. Mike is a talented, intuitive, committed and self-motivated professional with a wide range of skills including several unique abilities. Mike’s approach and attitude was a real catalyst felt throughout the entire postgraduate group of students and faculty alike. Mike’s ability to work in both a self directed manner as well as social collaborative settings was well placed to give and receive meaningful feedback whilst prioritising and weighing all the options available to make sound decisions in order to deliver at the highest level.

Mike’s rigorous yet playful nature allowed him to identify opportunities, address issues, and solve difficult problems to innovate his practice both in theory and in application. Mike was constantly self-improving and able to not only measure, predict, and analyse, but also redirect unexpected outcomes as events to learn from. Mike’s main focus was creating environments and experiences to delight, and to say he accomplished this goal is an understatement.

Mike’s multidisciplinary approach to his work will be an excellent asset to any company interested in hiring well rounded, ambitious experts. I cannot recommend Mike highly enough.

Should you need anything further please do not hesitate to contact me."
Mark Tintner
MSc 3D Stereoscopic Media
Ravensbourne
2015
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DOCUMENTATION
 
INDUSTRY RECOGNITION
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First Place
Art Hackathon
2015

Virtual Reality
Project: Museum of Lies

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Distinction
University of Arts London
2015

Honors Distinction
Master of Arts: Moving Image

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Senior Project Showcase
Utah Valley University
2013

Motion Design
Project: Farmers of the Clouds

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Best Editing
Milbrook Film Festival
2009

Editor and DP
Project: Radicali

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PERFORMANCE
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Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Professional
Virtual Reality
Video Editing
Photo Editing
Compositing
Stereoscopy
Graphic Design
Photography
Camera Operation
Storyboarding
Interface Design
Web Design
Environment Design
Color Correction
Compression
Lighting
Audio Recording
Audio Editing
Software
Photoshop
After Effects
Premiere
Final Cut 7
Cinema 4D
Illustrator
Wordpress
HTML & CSS
Indesign
Maya
Unity
Javascript
C#
Sketch
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