Michael Raphaelovich is a Visual Effects Match mover and a Layout Artist. Michael also works as a texturing, lighting and look development artist. His background is in 2D and 3D animation and practical miniature effects. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from “Excelsior” college in Albany New York and he has a master’s in fine art from the “Academy of Art University”, where he focused on Visual Effects match moving and compositing. Right After graduating from the “Academy of Art University” in San Francisco, he found work at “Mechnology” VFX LLC where he worked as a junior compositor for various projects. Afterwards, he continued to work as a freelance VFX artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for various Visual Effects studios and he also started teaching at the “Academy of Art University”. Michael is teaching classes in Visual Effects Match moving, Texturing, and lighting, Studio X and more.