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Visual Effects (feature film)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part Two), The (2015)
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in a final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends, Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part One), The (2014)
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after having destroyed the Hunger Games forever. Under the leadership of District 13 president Alma Coin, and thanks to the advice of her trusted friends, she becomes the symbol of rebellion against the totalitarian regime of President Snow. Her mission is to rally all Panem districts and start an uprising to overthrow the Capitol. Physically engaged in a fight where her destiny, that of her family and Panem's are at stake, Katniss sets out to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Battleship (2012)
When scientists discover a planet in a nearby galaxy capable of sustaining life, they attempt to communicate with its inhabitants who respond by paying Earth a visit. When the alien spacecraft crash lands in the Pacific, near the naval station off the coast of Hawaii, a battle for supremacy unfolds on the water.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Set in the desert Southwest in 1957--at the height of the Cold War--Indy and his sidekick Mac have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield. Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College--only to find things have gone from bad to worse. His close
Iron Man (2008)
As CEO of Stark Industries, the U.S. Government's top weapons contractor, billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark has achieved celebrity status by protecting American interests around the globe for decades. Tony's carefree lifestyle is forever changed when his convoy is attacked fol
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Heroes Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann are allied with Captain Barbossa in a desperate quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow from his mind-blowing trap in Davy Jones Locker; meanwhile, the terrorizing ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman and Davy Jones--under the control of the East India Trading Company--wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas. Navigating through treachery, betrayal and wild waters, they must forge their way to exotic Singapore and confront the cunning Chinese pirate Sao Feng. Now headed beyond the very ends of the earth, each must ultimately choose a side in a final, titanic battle as their lives and fortunes--and the entire future of the freedom-loving pirate way--hang in the balance.
Poseidon (2006)
It''s New Year''s Eve and festivities have begun aboard the luxury cruise Poseidon, at sea in the North Atlantic--that is until the First Officer senses that something is wrong. Scanning the horizon, he sees a rogue wave; a monstrous wall of water over one hundred feet high, bearing down on them with tremendous speed. He tries to steer the ship away from maximum impact but it''s too late. The wave strikes with colossal force, pitching the ship heavily to port before rolling it completely upside down. One man, professional gambler Dylan Johns, prefers to test the odds alone. Ignoring orders, he prepares to exit the Ballroom and find his own way to safety, but is collared by eight-year-old Conor, who asks that Dylan take him and his mother Maggie along. Fast behind them is Robert Ramsey, anxious to search for his daughter Jennifer and her fiance Christian. Wary of alliances, Dylan reluctantly leads the small band of survivors upward through the bowels of the ship. Those who choose to join them rather than wait below include a shy stowaway, a suicidal man who re-discovers his will to live and a young waiter with knowledge of the ship''s layout. Determined to fight their way to the surface, they must forge a path together through layers of wreckage as the ship continues to sink. Bonds form quickly in this journey of vertical climbs, dead ends and sheer drops. And trust proves vital.
Zathura (2005)
After their father leaves for work, leaving them in the care of their older sister, six-year-old Danny and ten-year old Walter discover an old tattered metal board game, "Zathura." After trying unsuccessfully to get his brother to play the game with him, Danny starts to play on his own. From his first move, Danny realizes this is no ordinary board game. His spaceship marker moves by itself and when it lands on a space, a card is ejected, which reads: "Meteor shower, take evasive action." The house is immediately pummeled from above by hot, molten meteors. When Danny and Walter look up through the gaping hole in their roof, they discover, to their horror that they have propelled into deepest, darkest outer space. And they are not alone. Danny and Walter realize that unless they finish the game they''ll be trapped in outer space forever. With every turn, they confront one incredible obstacle after another: They accidentally put their sister Lisa into a deep cryonic sleep, are chased by a crazed, malfunctioning six-foot robot, rescue a stranded astronaut and are besieged by lizard-like, carnivorous creatures called Zorgons. With the help of the astronaut, Danny and Walter begin to put their petty fraternal differences aside, work together to overcome the obstacles they encounter and attempt to finish the game so they can go home. But all their efforts may be in vain when they face their biggest challenge of all--a battle against an intense gravitational pull into the void of the dark planet Zathura.
Jarhead (2005)
Set during the Gulf War, the episodic tale follows Anthony Swofford (a.k.a. "Swoff"), a third-generation enlistee, from his sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, where he's sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck sack on his back, while moving through Middle East deserts with no cov
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Special Effects Technician
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent''s estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf''s care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine''s. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
Duplex (2003) as Special Effects Assistant
In terms of living the American Dream, Alex and Nancy have it pretty good. They are a young, vibrant couple in New York City with bright futures ahead of them. But one thing is missing: a home of their own. When they find one, it comes with one feature they didn''t expect--an upstairs tenant, Mrs. Connelly, who lives in a rent-controlled apartment, and who isn''t quite as easy-going or frail as Alex and Nancy originally anticipated. As their blissful life begins to seriously fray around the edges, their dream home rapidly turns into a nightmare and they decide that they must get Mrs. Connelly out of their lives.
Signs (2002) as Special Effects Shop Foreman
A thriller set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania focusing on the mysterious appearance of a five-hundred-foot design of circles and lines carved into the crops of the family farm. Graham Hess is the family patriarch who is tested in his journey to find the truth behind the unfolding mystery.
Planet of the Apes (2001) as Special Effects Technician
American pilot Leo Davidson finds himself stranded in an upside-down world--a brutal, primal place where intelligent apes are in charge and humans scavenge for subsistence, hunted and enslaved by the tyrannical primates. When he attracts the attention of the politically well-connected ape Ari, a hum
Unbreakable (2000) as Special Effects Shop Foreman
David Dunn is a listless security guard returning by train to his home in Philadelphia. Though he loves his young son Joseph, he hasn't felt good about himself in years and his relationship with his equally depressed wife, Audrey, is just about over. Into this uneventful life comes a terrible train
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) as Special Effects (2nd Unit)
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
George of the Jungle (1997) as Special Effects Technician
Ursula Stanhope has travelled to Bukuvu from San Francisco is search of adventure. Her intended, Lyle Van de Groot, pursues her in hopes of capturing the legendary White Ape who is supposed to exist in the mountains. Ultimately, a romance blooms between Ursula and George, an extremely clumsy gorilla boy raised by an erudite ape.
Jingle All the Way (1996) as Special Effects Assistant
Christmas. It''s the most magical time of year. But while many are bustling to find their children the perfect gifts, others aren''t quite ready to adopt the holiday spirit. High-powered businessman Howard Langston loves his family, but he just can''t seem to find enough time for wife Liz and son Jamie. But Howard will make it up to Jamie... he''ll buy him the toy on every child''s list to Santa -- and the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard if facing one BIG problem: It''s Christmas Eve, and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard''s down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. In the course of his seemingly endless Yuletide misadventures, he finds himself in a no-holds-barred fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron, who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Effects Assistant
When an explosion jeopardizes a moon mission, NASA scientists fight to bring the crew home safely.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Special Effects
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
Assassins (1995) as Special Effects
Robert Rath is a professional hit man who, despite his stature as the best in the business, has grown disillusioned about his work and his life. But as he contemplates a way out of the shadowy world he inhabits, Rath is shocked to discover that he himself is the target of assassination. A ruthless, ambitious young killer named Miguel Bain wants to become the number one assassin and knows he must remove Rath to do so. The two men''s lives and careers intersect when both of them are sent to eliminate Electra, a beautiful "information assassin"--an electronic surveillance expert who possesses valuable secrets on a computer disk. Rath and Electra team up to make a break for freedom--but they have to get past Bain first.
Little Rascals, The (1994) as Special Effects
Alfalfa has fallen in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their "boys only" club. Further trouble ensues when their clubhouse is destroyed and their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the big race and its prize trophy? Through mischief an
Rising Sun (1993) as Special Effects Technician
Two L.A. cops investigate the murder of an American call girl at a Japanese corporation, and the investigation exposes much more than was expected.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) as Special Effects
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are back for more heart-pounding action and side-splitting comedy in director Richard Donner''s smash hit "Lethal Weapon 3" (1992). When a crooked ex-cop forms a brutal ring of arms dealers, it''s up to mis-matched cops Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) and a few of their closest friends to fire off a bullet or fifty in pursuit of fast-paced justice. With Joe Pesci and Rene Russo.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) as Special Effects
Riggs and Murtaugh protect a federal witness in the sequel that takes place three years after the original film.
Die Hard (1988) as Model Effects (Boss Film)
The movie that made Bruce WIllis a bona fide action superstar, "Die Hard" (1988) follows Willis'' famous Detective John McClane as he inadvertently becomes embroiled in a hostage situation when his wife''s office is taken over by German terrorists. An instant classic upon its release, "Die Hard" is a rip-roaring action film that set a precedent for all later movies in the genre. Alan Rickman also stars in a memorable performance as the devilish Hans Gruber, leader of the terrorist faction.
Midnight Run (1988) as Special Effects
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
Goonies, The (1985) as Special Effects
A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Hunger Games, The (2012)
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

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