KELLY MANNERS
Producer
"I am writing to recommend Michael Leone as VFX Supervisor. I had the pleasure of working with Michael on my television projects for over 10 years.  His abilities never ceased to amaze me. I met Michael at Zoic Studios as a visual effects artist. I have seen him mature and grow, which gave him the knowledge he needed to own and operate his own company, LION VFX. I was one of the first people to hire LION VFX in 2008 when the company was founded and they have become the go to company for visual effects content ever since.

Michael's incredible adaptability to work with any member of my crew from producers, to directors, to writers make him a great fit as a visual effects supervisor. He can relate to the needs of his audience and direct a solution they can understand and appreciate. His ability to solve problems on the fly on-set and in meetings allow him to be a real asset to my team. His flexibility to adapt to unexpected changes on-set allows for a smooth production schedule.

Michael and his team are also able to work effectively with post-production, completing visual effects content on time and on budget. I have enjoyed watching Michael and LION VFX grow into the success they are today."


CHRIS CHERAMIE
Assocate Producer
"I am pleased to recommend Michael and his team from LION VFX for delivering superior quality visual effects on my television projects since 2008. I have collaborated with Michael on such television projects as Madness of Jane, Dollhouse, Homeland and Psych. I can trust that Michael and LION VFX will deliver great looking digital content within the given time frame and within the budget allocated. I would highly recommend Michael to my colleagues in the film and television industry looking for a trustworthy resource in the area of visual effects."


ED BERNERO
Producer
On-Set VFX Supervisor/Lead Compositor
"It gives me great pleasure to recommend Michael Leone as a Visual Effects Superior. I met Michael while producing the television show Criminals Minds. He served as our Visual Effects Supervisor for five years and his company, LION VFX, provided the visual effects content for our show as well.


Michael is an intelligent and hard working person who is always eager to offer new and interesting solutions for our ever-changing needs on my shows. Michael's extensive background in the industry allows me to trust his decision making capabilities and creative eye. He is professional and thorough in production meetings, on-set and in post-production. His company and the people he works with for our shows are responsible and they deliver shots on time. He leads his team with persistence, guidance and the necessary motivation to keep them on track. He was highly instrumental creating shot design and the production pipeline for our visual effects needs. He is an expert in time management and effectively and creatively solves problems that arise.
Michael is one of the best in his field. Thus, I recommend Michael without hesitation in the area of visuals effects for film and television. He will definitely bring prosperity to your institute through his hard work, sincerity, and team spirit."


Bill Wohlken
Head of Post Production
"I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Michael Leone. As of most recently, Michael and his team at LION VFX were chosen to provide digital content for the wide-released feature distributed by Summit SNITCH. I worked on that feature as the Post Production Supervisor. I have worked with Mchael for five years on several different projects and I am always impressed with his drive and determinaton to deliver great looking work on the agreed upon budget and schedule. Currently (as well as during SNITCH) I acted as the Head of Post Production for FimDIstrict. I consider strongly LION VFX for all projects under that label. Michael is a very talented individual and I have no hesitation in recommending him as a Visaul Effects Superieor for any feature film."


MARK BIENSTOCK
Producer
"I have known Michael Leone for five years as the owner of LION VFX. He served as VFX Supervisor on Quarantine 2: Terminal, a feature film that I produced. His knowledge and problem solving skills were instrumental in completing the visual effects on time and on budget. His professionalism is evident throughout the entire working process. The team at LION VFX surpassed our expectations for quality of work. In addition, their ability to adapt to notes and comments from the director and post-production made the process that much smoother. Michael is reliable and dedicated and it shows through his work. I recommend Michael and his team at LION VFX in the field of visual effects."


BOBBI SUE LUTHER
Producer
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Michael Leone for over 10 years. He is the first person I call when my projects are in need of digital content. Michael was our visual effects supervisor for Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Michael and his talented team at LION VFX have provided my feature film projects with visual effects, animation and motion graphics. I can trust Michael to deliver professional content on time and on budget. He is always willing to go the extra mile and is a great mentor for his team. Michael has been dependable, hard-working, conscientious and honest. I highly recommend him for visual effects content and more and have done so numerous times to my colleagues in the industry. Michael and his team are a standout in the industry. They are able to provide not only incredible content but understand how to often work proactively with Producers like myself to achieve what we need within our budget. In my opinion, that trait is unbelievably important and ensures ongoing collaboration with a company. That is likely why Mike and his team constantly provide repeat business and continue ongoing collaboration within the industry."


SARA LANDMAN
Producer Dolphin Films
"I have known Michael Leone for several years. Among other projects we have completed together, he most recently served as the VFX Producer on Max Steel, a feature film that our company produced. His knowledge and problem solving skills were instrumental in completing the visual effects on time and on budget. His professionalism was evident throughout the entire process. The VFX process that he implemented for Max Steel allowed our company to produce one of our largest projects to date.  Hiring VFX vendors with relationships that he had established gave us an edge for both a high level of creativity and tax incentives. Utilizing LION VFX as the hub for visual effects as well as one of the key VFX vendors gave us an immediate infrastructure to manage the department. The team at LION VFX surpassed our expectations for quality of work and timely delivery. In addition, their ability to adapt to notes and comments from the director and post-production made the process that much smoother. Michael is reliable and dedicated and it shows through his work and the entire LION VFX team. I highly recommend Michael and LION VFX in the field of visual effects."

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