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Animation (feature film)

1.
Thing, The (1982) as Mechanical Animation Coordinator
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.

Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
Star Trek (2009)
The story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. New recruits, Kirk and Spock, bitter rivals, must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
3.
Sweet Nothing in My Ear (2008)
Dan and Laura both love their deaf 6 year old son more than life, but they differ on a key issue of his upbringing - whether or not to get him cochlear implants. The disagreement begins to tear their family apart.
4.
Dark Matter (2007)
Liu Xing arrives at a big Western university to study the origins of the universe. He finds other Chinese students to share a cheap apartment with him, and flirts with an attractive American girl who works in a local tea shop. When the head of the department, Jacob Reiser, welcomes Liu Xing into his
5.
Core, The (2003)
When the Earth's core stops rotating, a team of scientists must tunnel to the center and detonate a nuclear bomb before the core superheats and destroys all life on the surface.
6.
Bruce Almighty (2003) as Special Effects Coordinator
Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it's announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce's superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is--God! He's heard Bruce's complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster--his job. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!
7.
Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) as Special Effects Coordinator
In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom's job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.
8.
Country Bears, The (2002) as Special Effects Coordinator
Like other celebrated rock-and-roll groups, the members of the legendary group 'The Country Bears'--Ted and Fred Bedderhead, Tennessee O'Neal and Zeb Zober--were torn apart by the perils of their own success: ego, jealousy and a little too much honey. Can eager young fan Beary Barrington convince th
9.
Friday After Next (2002) as Special Effects
Cousins Craig and Day-Day are back in the old neighborhood and ready for Christmas. Although they've left behind the security of living with their parents, at least they're on their own. The rundown apartment they now share is filled with all the accoutrements and spirit of the holiday season. It's
10.
Dinner With Friends (2001)
Story of two couples, one who's marriage is falling apart and another who's marriage is tested when they learn the news.
11.
Legally Blonde (2001)
Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.
12.
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) as Special Effects Coordinator
Two potheads forget where they parked their car.
13.
Next Friday (2000) as Special Effects Coordinator
An inner city youth must move to the suburbs to escape trouble from his neighborhood. Sequel.
14.
Mission: Impossible II (2000) as Special Effects Supervisor (Usa)
When Agent Ethan Hunt takes holiday on a rock climbing expedition, he is rudely interrupted by a pair of missile- launched, self-destructing designer sunglasses encoded with instructions for his latest mission. It seems Biocyte Pharmaceuticals is missing Chimera, a skin-corroding virus that was manufactured to boost sales of their newly developed super-strength antiviral formula. Unfortunately it has fallen into the hands of Sean Ambrose, a business- minded MIF traitor with a thirst for stock options. Once the public learns that Chimera will melt the flesh off their bones within 27 hours of injection, the price of Biocyte's antidote will skyrocket. Can Ethan Hunt stop him before he takes over Biocyte and infects the city of Sidney?
15.
Anywhere But Here (1999) as Special Effects Foreman
A mother and daughter move to Beverly Hills to start a new life.
16.
Pushing Tin (1999) as Special Effects Coordinator (Los Angeles)
Nick Falzone is a control freak. An air traffic control freak. He 'pushes tin' at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control center. Part catacomb, part frat house, TRACON is the chaotic air traffic facility on Long Island that handles up to 7,000 flights a day into and out of the finite airspace ab
17.
Bachelor, The (1999) as Special Effects Coordinator (San Francisco)
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy's grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
18.
Message in a Bottle (1999) as Special Effects Supervisor (Cinesite)
Following a hurtful divorce, a female journalist takes a solitary holiday to rebuild her self-esteem and boost her determination never to be vulnerable again. However, she soon has a change of heart when, during a walk along the seashore, she discovers a mysterious message-in-a bottle that houses a passionate love letter signed simply "G." Moved by the letter's poetry and heart-wrenching romanticism, she embarks on a journey to find "G" and ultimately the restoration of her own broken faith in the promise of love.
19.
Simpatico (1999) as Special Effects
The story of three friends bound by a pact which, after twenty years, is beginning to unravel. After devising a fool-proof horse-racing scam, Vinnie invited his girlfriend Rosie to share in the take, but things went awry when Rosie and Vinnie's best friend Carter ran off with the money. Twenty years
20.
Paulie (1998) as Special Effects Coordinator
If you want to know what's on Paulie's mind, just ask him. But you'd better be prepared for the answer. He doesn't know how to lie, and his biting wit may ruffle a few feathers...including his own. Paulie is a parrot who can speak, not mimic, but actually converse. The problem is that though he's learned to talk, he doesn't always know when to shut up, and he comes to find out that there are times when talking can get you into trouble. Paulie's first owner--and first love--is a little girl named Marie who raises him from a baby. Helping Marie overcome a painful stutter gives Paulie the gift of gab, but doesn't prevent her parents from sending him away when they feel she is becoming too attached to him. Undeterred, the loyal little parrot begins a tenacious cross-country search to find his young owner. Along the way, Paulie has some remarkable encounters with a unique cross-section of people, some who want to help and some who see the extraordinary bird as a means to their own ends.
21.
Hush (1998) as Special Effects Coordinator (Alterian Studios Inc)
When a newly married couple moves home to have a baby, the husband's mother begins acting strange, and makes it clear that she is not fond of the new wife.
22.
Baseketball (1998) as Special Effects
A new sportsleague is formed through the combination of basketball and baseball and one team struggles to keep the league from turning corporate.
23.
Mad City (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
A television journalist manipulates a hostage situation--in which a recently fired museum security guard accidentally shoots a fellow employee and winds up taking hostages--to his own advantage.
24.
Kingpin (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator
Roy Munson is a one-time bowling prodigy who has been reduced to scavenging for a living as a bowling supply salesman. Then he discovers a protege named Ishmael among the Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and the former champ thinks he has found his ticket back to the fast lane: the million dollar winner-take-all bowling tournament in Reno, Nevada. Along the way, the duo pick up a spare: a street-smart beauty named Claudia who teaches them a thing or two about the art of the hustle. Once in Reno, the trio discovers that their problems are only just beginning as they come face to face with bowling's biggest superstar: Big Ern McCracken.
25.
Craft, The (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator
For Sarah, moving to Los Angeles is just another chance to be an outsider. She is all alone among the tightly-knit student body of St. Benedict's Academy... until she meets three young women who also have found themselves banished to the outermost reaches of high school's inevitable pecking order. Nancy, Bonnie and Rochelle will never fit in with the "in" crowd. They barely fit in with each other. But together with Sarah, their outer and inner lives are about to change in ways they never suspected. They are about to learn that being an outsider has its own kind of power. They are about to learn "The Craft."
26.
Three Wishes (1995) as Special Effects Supervisor
The is 1955, a time of hope, promise and conformity in America and Jeanne Holman is doing her best to fit the mold. Struggling to make a life for her two sons after her husband is reported missing in action, Jeannie is determined to create the kind of environment she thinks her family needs. When a
27.
Airheads (1994) as Special Effects Coordinator
A rock 'n roll band hijacks a radio station in an attempt to get their record played.
28.
Indecent Proposal (1993) as Special Effects Coordinator
A struggling yuppie couple is offered $1,000,000 to let another man sleep with the wife.
29.
Mr. Saturday Night (1992) as Special Effects Supervisor
A comedian reflects on his turbulent career. Based on the "Saturday Night Live" character, Buddy Young Jr.
30.
Butcher's Wife, The (1991) as Special Effects Supervisor
A butcher living in New York City marries a country girl who is a clairvoyant. When her powers are discovered, they have a profound effect on the people in their neighborhood.
31.
Living a Lie (1991)
A woman is caught in a moral dilemma when she discovers her husband was involved in a deadly crime in their small town.
32.
Life Stinks (1991) as Special Effects
A callous billionaire makes a bet that turns his super luxurious lifestyle upsidedown.
33.
Almost An Angel (1990) as Special Effects
A burglar is killed while saving a child from certain death, and allowed to remain on earth as an angel in order to prove himself worthy of heaven.
34.
Dick Tracy (1990) as Special Effects
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
35.
King Kong Lives (1986) as Special Action Miniatures Supervisor
A giant ape, King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having felt a female ape, breaks loose...
36.
Weird Science (1985) as Mechanical Animation
A pair of nerdy high-schoolers, outcasts to everyone, take to their computer and magically bring to life a stunningly beautiful woman whose devotion to them--and not to mention her special powers--make them the most desired kids on the block.
37.
Certain Fury (1985) as Special Effects 2nd Unit (2nd Unit) (Los Angeles)
38.
Runaway (1984) as Robotic Effects
A cop investigate a series of murders by robots.
39.
Incredible Shrinking Woman, The (1981) as Special Effects
After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, a woman begins to shrink, baffling scientists, and capturing the attention of a group of evil people who want to take over the world by shrinking everyone.

Art Department (feature film)

40.
Campaign, The (2012)
When congressman Cam Brady commits a major, public faux pas before an election, two wealthy CEOs see an opportunity to gain influence over their North Carolina district by putting up their own candidate for the job. Their man is Marty Huggins, the naïve director of the local tourism center. At first, Marty is an improbable candidate, but with the help of his backers, a ruthless campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a real threat to Cam's reelection.
41.
Red (2010)
Frank, J, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA's top agents - but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
42.
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Detective Dave Robicheaux is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie Balboni. But during his investigation Robicheaux is led into a series of surreal encounters with a troop of Confederate soldiers.
43.
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (2008)
Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man who's unable to stop time. From 1918 into the 21st century, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way.
44.
Ruffian (2007)
In 1974 thoroughbred horse Ruffian dominates the circuit. Sportswriter Bill Nack gives a firsthand account of Ruffian, her owners, trainers, jockey and fans and how, in a dramatic parallel to the womens' movement, she prepares to race against her rival, Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure.
45.
Bug (2006)
A lonely waitress who lives in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband starts to feel hopeful when she starts a new romance - until the first bugs arrive.
46.
Love Song for Bobby Long, A (2004)
Upon hearing of her mother's death, jaded teenage loner Purslane Hominy Will returns to New Orleans for the first time in years, ready to reclaim her childhood home. Expecting to find her late mother's house abandoned, Pursy is shocked to discover that it is inhabited by two of her mother's friends:
47.
Ray (2004) as Lead Scenic
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring
48.
Runaway Jury (2003) as Paint Foreman
When a young widow in New Orleans brings a civil suit against the powerful corporate consortium she holds responsible for her husband's murder, she sets in motion a multi-million dollar case. But it's a suit that may be won even before it begins--based solely on the selection, manipulation and, ultimately, the attempted "theft" of the jury. Representing the widow is Wendall Rohr, a courtly Southern lawyer with a moral center and a heartfelt passion for the case he's presenting. His opponent is ostensibly the attorney representing the corporation. But in reality, defense counsel is only the front man for Rankin Fitch, a brilliant and ruthless jury consultant. At a high tech command center set up in an old French Quarter warehouse, Fitch and his team work on the surveillance and assessment of potential jurors. He will know everything about their lives, and strategically manipulate the jury selection process. The only acceptable result is the perfect jury to vote in favor of his client. Fitch and Rohr soon realize they're not the only ones out to win the jury. One of the jurors, Nick Easter, seems to have his own plan for swaying the panel. And a mysterious woman known only as Marlee contacts both Rohr and Fitch telling them the jury's for sale to either of them--and that the verdict won't come cheap. While the case is argued in court, a dangerous cat and mouse game begins to play out in New Orleans' French Quarter. Rohr's morality put to the test, and Fitch is poised to cross the line from selecting a jury to stealing it--no matter who gets hurt in the process.
49.
Rookie, The (2002) as Scenic Artist
Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim's team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim's still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there's no telling where he could go.
50.
Tom and Huck (1995) as Lead Scenic Artist
A lot of guys go looking for adventure. For Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, adventure finds them at every turn. Town mischief-maker Tom, and his pal Huck, are in for the time of their lives as they team up to steal a pirate's treasure map in order to save an innocent man from being wrongly convicted of a
51.
Hard Target (1993) as Lead Scenic Artist
A struggling veteran is on the trail of a killer whose victims are homeless vets.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

52.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Production Assistant
Story of the 1970 Apollo 13 mission, the third manned moon launch. After three days in space, Apollo astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert finally approach their long-cherished destination, when suddenly their spacecraft's power and guidance systems go down--and the supply of oxygen begins to dwindle. The trio now face a grim reality: their crippled capsule, stranded 205,000 miles in space, might never return to earth. With time running out, the crew and thousands of others, including flight director Gene Kranz, brave near-impossible odds in a daring attempt to guide the capsule earthward.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

53.
Lesson Before Dying, A (1999)
Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.
54.
Lesson Before Dying, A (1999)
Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.
55.
Captain Ron (1992)
The story of one family's adventure on an old rickety boat under the command of a crazed captain.
56.
Grand Isle (1992)
A movie based on Kate Chopin's novel, "The Awakening." An unhappily married woman discovers love with a younger man during a summer spent on the Louisiana coast circa 1900.
57.
Captain Ron (1992)
The story of one family's adventure on an old rickety boat under the command of a crazed captain.
58.
Grand Isle (1992)
A movie based on Kate Chopin's novel, "The Awakening." An unhappily married woman discovers love with a younger man during a summer spent on the Louisiana coast circa 1900.
59.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
All-American truck driver Jack Burton must help his friend, Wang Chi, rescue his green-eyed girlfriend from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. In order to save her, the two men must go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they battle kung-fu masters and face a 2000-year-old ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.
60.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
After having their home devastated by malevolent spirits, the Freeling family was unable to convince the insurance company of what happened to the property, so unable to afford a new place of their own, Steve, Diane, and their two children move in with Diane's mother. But they soon learn that this house was also built over haunted ground. One hundred years earlier, a deranged cult leader killed his followers in the area and now his spirit has returned, intent on kidnapping their youngest child, Carol Anne. Once again, the Freelings call upon psychic medium Tangina Barrons to help them, and also enlist a Native American spiritualist named Taylor.
61.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
After having their home devastated by malevolent spirits, the Freeling family was unable to convince the insurance company of what happened to the property, so unable to afford a new place of their own, Steve, Diane, and their two children move in with Diane's mother. But they soon learn that this house was also built over haunted ground. One hundred years earlier, a deranged cult leader killed his followers in the area and now his spirit has returned, intent on kidnapping their youngest child, Carol Anne. Once again, the Freelings call upon psychic medium Tangina Barrons to help them, and also enlist a Native American spiritualist named Taylor.
62.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
All-American truck driver Jack Burton must help his friend, Wang Chi, rescue his green-eyed girlfriend from bandits in San Francisco's Chinatown. In order to save her, the two men must go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they battle kung-fu masters and face a 2000-year-old ancient sorcerer named Lo Pan who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.

Visual Effects (special)

63.
Just Deserts (1992) as Special Effects
While vacationing at a luxurious resort, guests find themselves unexpectedly paying for their indiscretions and evil deeds. Presented as three separate stories.
64.
Infiltrator (1987) as Special Effects
A pilot about a scientist whose body is merged with that of a super-advanced robot. A "CBS Summer Playhouse" presentation.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

65.
Shadow Of Doubt (1998) as Special Effects
A D.A. defends a rapper accused of murdering a prominant businessman's son, but there's more to the case then meets the eye.

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

66.
Judas Kiss, The (1999) as Production Coordinator (New Orleans)

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