Michael Uguccioni has been teaching the art of Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics at California Lutheran University since the fall of 2009. Throughout his term, he’s trained a diverse group of students in the Visual Arts that are currently working in the field of Multimedia.
Uguccioni's career is vast, with over twenty years of experience in the motion picture industry. His most recent work appeared in the film Minari (2020) which won the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Michaels work can also be seen in several academy award nominated films.
- The Revenant (2015), American Sniper (2014), American Hustle (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012),
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007),
- The Passion of the Christ (2004), The Last Samurai (2003)
- Armageddon (1998).
In addition, Michael is also a lecturer at Chapman University in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. He currently resides in Thousand Oaks and creates the visual effects at secretweaponvfx.com. When he's not working you'll find him snowboarding, surfing or on the Moto. 😎
Awards : Distinguished Alumni Award - Ferris State University 2018
Bachelor of Science : Television Production - Ferris State University 1992
Associate of Applied Science : Audio Visual Production - Ferris State University 1990
Visual Effects: Supervisor/Producer/Compositor, 2D/3D Animation, Motion Graphics, Editing
2D Software: Nuke, After Effects, Fusion, Mocha Pro, SynthEyes
3D Software: Maya, Cinema 4D, Blender, Lightwave
Editing Software: Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X