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Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
Oblivion (2013)
4.
Tower Heist (2011)
Queens native Josh Kovaks has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh''s building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh''s crew turns to petty crook Slide to plan the nearly impossible...to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur''s guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they''ve been casing the place for years, they just didn''t know it.
6.
Sorcerer's Apprentice, The (2010)
Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling
7.
Eagle Eye (2008)
Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations--using the technology of everyday life to track and contro
9.
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
On the July 4th holiday, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme has figured out every modern angle--but he never figured on an old-analog fly, John McClane, in the digital ointment. It''s the beginning of the holiday, but New York City Detective McClane isn''t celebrating. He''s had yet another argument with his college-age daughter Lucy, and received a crushingly routine assignment to bring in a young hacker, Matt Farrell, for questioning by the FBI. But for McClane, the ordinary has a habit of exploding into the extraordinary--abruptly hurtling him into the wrong place at the wrong time. With Farrell''s help, McClane slowly begins to understand the increasing chaos surrounding him. An attack is underway on the vulnerable United States infrastructure, shutting down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme, Thomas Gabriel, stays several moves ahead of McClane as he implements his incredible plans, known to uber-geeks like Farrell as a fire sale.
10.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Recently retired, Agent Ethan Hunt lives a slower-paced life training new IMF agents. With this change, new opportunities enter his life, including a possible marriage to his girlfriend Julia. However, when a new conflict arises, Ethan is called back to duty to confront the toughest villain he''s ever faced, Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience.
11.
Ladykillers, The (2004)
Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III is a charlatan professor who has assembled a gang of experts for the heist of the century. The thieves are experts in explosions, tunneling and muscle. The professor is their critical inside man. The base of operations is the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going
12.
Paparazzi (2004) as Special Effects Technician
Paparazzi--they are chroniclers of Hollywood glitz and glamour, and key players in the public's insatiable appetite for information and photos about their favorite stars. They seem to never sleep, hunters who trail their prey--the show business elite--at all hours of the day and night. They are as
13.
Team America: World Police (2004) as Special Effects
When Team America, an international police force dedicated to maintaining global stability, learns that a power-hungry dictator is brokering weapons of mass destruction to terrorists, the heroes embark upon a harrowing mission to save the world. To infiltrate the terrorist network, Team America recr
15.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) as Special Effects Technician
Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the "Massey pre-nup") named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. S
16.
Banger Sisters, The (2002) as Special Effects Foreman
In the late '60s, it would have been hard to find a rock star who didn't have Suzette or Vinnie on his arm or attached to his leg. The self-proclaimed belles of the rock 'n' roll ball rocked the worlds of every music legend whose pants they could take off--and they have the pictures to prove it. B
17.
Godzilla (1998) as Lead Special Effects Technician (Sight Line Productions/Model & Miniature Photography)
A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable dest
18.
Volcano (1997) as Effects Foreman (Visual Effects/Miniature Unit)
Los Angeles. It is perhaps best known as the entertainment capital of the world--a sun-kissed golden metropolis of glitz and glamour. To others it represents something very different. Millions more recognize The City of Angels as the unwilling epicenter of virtually every natural disaster--including earthquakes, firestorms and mudslides. Now the city which has become almost a byword for disaster is about to experience its most cataclysmic event ever, one that will ultimately test its ability to survive. A vent in the earth''s crust has unleashed an incredible force of nature. The literally earth-shattering product: an erupting Volcano... and ground zero is L.A.''s famed La Brea Tar Pits. An unprepared Los Angeles is facing its worst nightmare as an endless stream of fiery, deadly lava insidiously creeps across traffic-choked streets while wreaking havoc below ground in the labyrinth of man-made natural tunnels.
20.
Men in Black (1997) as Special Effects
A hot-shot police officer gets mixed up in an alien invasion.
21.
Independence Day (1996) as Miniature Effects Technician (Miniature Pyrotechnic And Special Effects)
It is an ordinary summer day. But then, without warning, something very extraordinary happens. Enormous shadows fall across the land. Strange atmospheric phenomena, ominous and mesmerizing, surface around the globe. All eyes turn upward. The question of whether we''re alone in the universe has finally been answered. And, in a matter of minutes, the lives of every person across the globe are forever changed. With the fate of our planet at stake, the Fourth of July is about to take on an entirely new meaning. No longer will it be an American holiday. It will be known as the day the entire world fought back. The day we did not go gentle into the good night... The day all of us on planet Earth celebrated our independence day.
22.
Full Eclipse (1993)
A Los Angeles police officer joins an elite crime-fighting unit that fights urban crime with superhuman techniques derived from the use of a potion that turns cops into werewolves.
23.
Forever Young (1992) as Effects Crew (Isec)
In 1939, after losing his love, a test pilot volunteers for a cryogenics experiment and is "thawed out" 50 years later.
24.
White Sands (1992) as Special Effects Technician
A small town sheriff assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve a murder case, and inadvertently becomes involved in a plot concerning the FBI and CIA.
25.
Young Guns II (1990) as Special Effects Technician
Sequel to "Young Guns" (USA/1988), reuniting some of the characters from the original one year later, when they are extradited to New Mexico to stand trial.
26.
K-9 (1989) as Special Effects Technician
Comedy about a cop and his German sheperd partner who break up a drug ring.
27.
Shocker (1989) as Special Effects Technician
After a mass murderer is electrocuted, his killing rampages continue on a more deadly scale.

Art Department (feature film)

28.
Family, The (2013)
A notorious mafia family gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the family way.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

29.
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
A family inherits a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, the family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their
30.
Inspector Gadget (1999) as 1st Unit Set Technician (1st Unit)
Based on the popular cartoon character of the same name, "Inspector Gadget" is an adventure comedy about a somewhat naive and inept security guard, John Brown, whose big heart is equal to his far-fetched dreams of becoming the world''s greatest police officer. However, nothing is impossible. Suddenly unexpected circumstances make him the ideal candidate for a top secret law enforecment project, and pretty scientist Dr. Brenda Bradford applies her expertise in robotics to build him into a man of many talents--and accessories. Using a vast array of grafted-on gizmos and doohickies to bust bad guys, the often clueless Inspector Gadget must also employ his common sense to crack an especially complicated case. As he penetrates Riverton City''s darkest underworld, Inspector Gadget must save not only his good name and reputation, but also rescue the world from the nefarious Claw.
31.
Waterworld (1995) as Crew
Centuries of global warming have caused the polar ice caps to melt, flooding the earth as civilization is left adrift. The inhabitants of this once-flourishing planet cling to life on incredible floating cities, their existence constantly threatened by Smokers--bands of marauding pirates who roam th

Post Production (feature film)

32.
Serpent And The Rainbow, The (1988) as Post-Production Assistant
A Haitian doctor and a Harvard anthropologist become friends against a backdrop of voodoo culture in pre-revolutionary Haiti.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

33.
Impostor (2002) as Pyrotechnic Assistant (Cinema Productions Services/Visual Effects Miniatures)
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a tw
34.
Scream 3 (2000)
After surviving numerous attacks by knife-wielding maniacs, Sidney lays low as a telephone crisis counselor in a secluded Northern California compound. Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose on the set of horror movie "Stab 3," a film based on the brutal events of Sidney''s life. As the body count rises, Sidney is eventually lured out of hiding and back to Los Angeles to help the police track down the killer.
35.
Scream 3 (2000) as Pyrotechnician
After surviving numerous attacks by knife-wielding maniacs, Sidney lays low as a telephone crisis counselor in a secluded Northern California compound. Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose on the set of horror movie "Stab 3," a film based on the brutal events of Sidney''s life. As the body count rises, Sidney is eventually lured out of hiding and back to Los Angeles to help the police track down the killer.
36.
Scream 3 (2000)
After surviving numerous attacks by knife-wielding maniacs, Sidney lays low as a telephone crisis counselor in a secluded Northern California compound. Meanwhile, a killer is on the loose on the set of horror movie "Stab 3," a film based on the brutal events of Sidney''s life. As the body count rises, Sidney is eventually lured out of hiding and back to Los Angeles to help the police track down the killer.
37.
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Unspeakable things happened at the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane- experiments that brought human torture to new depths of depravity... secrets that died with their victims and the practioners of the demonic acts that masqueraded as medicine. Now there are no living witnesses. Nothing survived Dr. Vannacutt''s excesses; nothing endures except the building in which they occurred. But that building holds all the secrets of its terrible past. Decades after the Vannacutt Institute was shuttered, five strangers are invited to spend a night there. Their reward is a million dollars each. All they have to do is stay alive. It''s going to be a long night.
38.
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Unspeakable things happened at the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane- experiments that brought human torture to new depths of depravity... secrets that died with their victims and the practioners of the demonic acts that masqueraded as medicine. Now there are no living witnesses. Nothing survived Dr. Vannacutt''s excesses; nothing endures except the building in which they occurred. But that building holds all the secrets of its terrible past. Decades after the Vannacutt Institute was shuttered, five strangers are invited to spend a night there. Their reward is a million dollars each. All they have to do is stay alive. It''s going to be a long night.
39.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
40.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
A corrupt executive tries to control his company by appointing a small-town boob to replace the president.
41.
First Power, The (1990)
The spirit of an executed serial killer seeks revenge on the family of the policeman that sent him to jail.
42.
First Power, The (1990)
The spirit of an executed serial killer seeks revenge on the family of the policeman that sent him to jail.

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