VFX Supervisor, Framestore
Michael Ralla is a VFX Supervisor for Framestore in Los Angeles. Over the span of his 15-year career, he has worked on more than 50 feature films, including some of the most successful and Oscar-winning blockbusters of all times. An engineering graduate of the renowned Audiovisual Media Program in Stuttgart/Germany, his career has seen him traverse the globe, gaining invaluable experience from studios including Animal Logic in Sydney, MPC in Vancouver, Digital Domain in Los Angeles and Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco - learning from the best in the industry.
At Framestore, Michael has supervised the VFX on major advertising and film projects, including BMW’s 360° campaign ‘Eyes On Gigi’, a sequence on Disney's "Christopher Robin", the 2019 Super Bowl “Wizard” commercial for the highly anticipated Toyota Supra, as well as Apple’s renowned HomePod short film “Welcome Home”, for which he won a D&AD Yellow Pencil, a Silver Clio Award, and a VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial. He is a regular creative collaborator of award-winning director Marc Forster, and has directly worked with top directors like Spike Jonze, as well as some of the most popular up-and-coming filmmakers, such as Oscar Hudson. Michael lives with his wife and their son in Los Angeles, California and spends every minute outside of work with surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, photography and playing drums and bass guitar.