Michael O'Neill's currently shares tips and tricks on making film, television & animation based on workflows from industry with students and lecturers from film and television schools across Europe. Michael began by directing vfx on projects for U2, Depeche Mode and Radiohead that led to being a producer at MTV's in-house production department responsible for producing over 600 hours of MTV content per year.
With the advent of the internet Michael moved to Macromedia product management as the Technology Expert developing the Futuresplash cell based animation tool into the first version of Flash with customers including Disney and Viacom. In 2001 Michael took up a UK post with Adobe as the Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects guru working with agency, broadcast, animation and film accounts like Ridley Scott Films, Warner Brothers, Sony, WPP, Rovio, Moving Picture Company, Cartoon Network, BBC, SKY and Aardman. Working to create end to end workflows for multi-platform commissioning, production and delivery to traditional TV, Broadband, Mobile Phone, Film, Print, Interactive, Social Networking, Advertisement and Integrated Marketing on a strategic, consultative and tactical level.
Michael was Adobe¿s member of the first video on demand system ¿BBC iPlayer¿ development team with Anthony Rose and the BBC department heads from production & the genres of Comedy, Drama, News, Factual & Learning, Children¿s and Sports for the initial prototyping, beta testing through to its initial launch in 2007 with Doctor Who & Kyle Minogue.
Michael is the EMEA education point of contact for development of Adobe¿s toolsets and is currently focused on supporting the Cilect member schools with Masterclass film, animation and TV Open Workflows with Avid Media Composer, Apple FCP, Davinci, Nuke, Autodesk & Pro Tools workflow seminars and lecturer training for schools adopting After Effects, Premiere Pro, Story Plus and Speedgrade into their curriculums.