Miguel is a Colombian Film Director, creature designer, and cinematographer with over 15 years of experience working in some of the industry's most awarded VFX studios including Digital Domain, Phil Tippett Studios, and Rhythm Hues.
Miguel and his company half M.T studios have brought to life characters and creatures in many Hollywood blockbusters including Thor, The Mist, Underworld, A Night at the Museum, Godzilla 2, and Krampus. Working with his partner Tran Ma, he had his own "Home Made" directorial debut with the wondrous Short film "The Green Ruby Pumpkin." His follow up Short The Ningyo has won over 35 international film festival awards and has been picked up by Thunder Road Films for development as a feature film.
When he is not filming Miguel is a professor at Gnomon School of VFX in Hollywood California. You can view his work here.
If you're into horror, suspense, and dark drama, it’s time to unleash your filmmaking skills.
Here's the deal. It's 4am. Something’s behind the door. But what is it exactly? A bloodthirsty zombie, monster, an invisible entity, a chainsaw-wielding clown, or something entirely off the wall?
It's up to you to use sound, lighting, and killer direction to build ominous tension and execute a hair-raising reveal, all within 60 seconds. A scream from your audience is good. Nightmares—better.
You've got free reign to get creative, so tap into animation, VFX, costume design, whatever it takes to make the audience jump.
We're offering up over $10K in gear for the winners, an online course at Gnomon - the world-renowned school of visual effects, plus 12 months access to their professional training platform – so get crazy and show off your best work!
Behind-The-Scenes Prize: As you’re creating your #Behind The Door Challenge submission, show us what you’re up to by posting BTS content to your Instagram account for a chance at winning the BTS prize. You can use Instagram posts, stories or IGTV, just remember to tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech, @the_ningyo, #contest and #BehindTheDoor.
Miguel and Sara will announce the #BehindTheDoor prize winners exclusively on the COLLECTIVE YouTube channel so make sure to subscribe now to find out first!
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