Michael Carter (Hon. BA, University of Western Ontario; Post-Graduate Certificate in Computer Graphics, Sheridan College; Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Animation, Sheridan College; MEd, University of Toronto) is a PhD candidate in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at the University of Western Ontario. He has developed and taught college and undergraduate courses in digital media, animation, film and television production, computer graphics, and maintained a successful 16-year career in the film and television business as a producer, executive producer, and executive.
Michael has spent his professional career immersed in the creative, technical, and business roles of animation production. Since graduating from Sheridan College's Computer Animation Program in the mid-1990s, he has held a number of positions, both locally and internationally, that propelled him to the role of executive producer for Calibre Digital Pictures on the CGI/live-action series Ace Lightning II (BBC Worldwide/Alliance Atlantis) and Shoebox Zoo I (BBC Scotland/Blueprint Entertainment), as well as the stop-motion series Henry's World II (Alliance Atlantis). Recently, Michael oversaw the series animation servicing of the CGI animated series Handy Manny I & II (Nelvana/Playhouse Disney), and the Gemini Award-winning (2008) 2D Digital Animation Series Will & Dewitt (Cookie Jar/KidsWB!). In addition to series animation pipeline creation and production, Michael has developed CGI feature animation pipelines for Create Media Ventures/Goodstory Productions and CGI commercial animation and feature development pipelines for Aardman Animations.
Michael has sat on the board of directors of CASO (Computer Animation Studios of Ontario) as director, vice president, and president. As president, he represented CASO as a member of the OMDC's (Ontario Media Development Corporation) Screen-Based Industry Advisory Committee, 3D-Flick, and various regional and municipal digital media initiatives.