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Born: November 1, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Glendale, California, USA Profession: Visual Effects ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Side by Side (2012)
An exploration of the history of filmmaking and how new technologies are impacting the medium.

Visual Effects (feature film)

2.
Super 8 (2011)
Six friends witness a train wreck while making a super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash. They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.
3.
War of the Worlds (2005) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it. Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
4.
Hulk, The (2003) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Scientist Bruce Banner has, to put it mildly, anger management issues. His quiet life as a brilliant researcher working with cutting edge genetic technology conceals a nearly forgotten and painful past. His ex-girlfriend and fellow researcher, Betty Ross, has grown tired of Bruce's cordoned off emotional terrain and resigns herself to remaining an interested onlooker to his quiet life--until a simple oversight in the lab leads to an explosive situation in which Bruce heroically saves a life by absorbing a normally deadly dose of gamma radiation. Believing himself to have emerged from the accident unscathed, Bruce can't deny he's experiencing some strange side effects--including blackouts and the feeling that there is some kind of strange and dark, yet attractive, presence within him. All the while an impossibly strong, rampaging creature, who comes to be known as the Hulk, continues its sporadic appearances, cutting a swath of destruction in his wake. But Betty Ross has her theories, she knows the shadowy figure lurking in the background, Bruce's father David, is somehow connected. She may be the only one who understands the link between the scientist and the Hulk, but her efforts may be too late to save both man and creature.
5.
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Set ten years after the events of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have our familiar heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, and Anakin Skywalker, as they are thrown together again for the first time since the Trade Federation in
6.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) as Visual Effects Supervisor
A robot child dreams of becoming a real boy.
7.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Two Jedi Knights must protect a young queen from a mysterious creature who wants to destroy her.
8.
Casper (1995) as Digital Character Supervision
Casper, a friendly young ghost, is visited by a young girl and her "ghost therapist" dad who has been hired to exorcise the haunted house so its owner can find the manor's fabled treasure.
9.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Full-Motion Dinosaur Creator
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
10.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as Industrial Light & Magic Visual Effects Supervisor
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.
11.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Visual Effects Supervisor
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
12.
Willow (1988) as Special Visual Effects
A little man and a swordsman battle an evil witch and her army to save a child with special powers.
13.
Innerspace (1987)
14.
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) as Visual Effects Supervisor
Young John Watson is shipped off to boarding school and meets up with the brilliantly bizarre Sherlock Holmes. The two boys strike up a friendship and promptly become involved in the investigation of a number of mysterious murders. When their curiosity gets them into trouble with a dangerous religious cult, Watson and Holmes must struggle to avoid capture while attempting to notify the authorities.
15.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) as Visual Effects Supervisor
After fleeing a nightclub shooting and being dropped out of an abandoned plane, professor Indiana Jones, singer Wilhelmina 'Willie' Scott and twelve-year-old Short Round find themselves in a starving Indian village who blame their plight on the loss off three mystical stones that have always brought
16.
Return Of The Jedi (1983) as Visual Effects
The third installation to the original trilogy.
17.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) as Visual Effects Supervisor
An extra-terrestrial is accidentally left behind on Earth and is befriended by a young boy and his brother and sister. As Elliot attempts to help his extra-terrestrial companion contact his home planet so that he might be rescued, the children must elude scientists and government agents determined to apprehend the alien for their own purposes...which results in an adventure greater than any of them could have imagined.
18.
Dragonslayer (1981) as Miniature Effects Supervisor; Optical Effects Supervisor
In spite of the fact that it is terrorized by a fire-breathing dragon, the sixth-century kingdom of Urland seems to be at peace. This is because their king has entered into a pact with the beast, promising to sacrifice virgins twice a year if it will leave rest of the citizens alone. Usually, the virginal victims are taken from poor families, but when the king's daughter is to be the next sacrifice, a wizard and his apprentice are recruited to use their magic to kill the dragon.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

19.
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) as Miniature Effects Photography; Optical Effects Photography
Luke Skywalker and his loyal band team up to do battle with Empire's forces who decide to enact revenge. Luke is taught by the Jedi master Yoda to master the "Force," something he will need when he meets Darth Vader in a startling confrontation.
20.
Battlestar Galactica (1978) as Special Effects Photography
A spaceship full of survivors of a doomed planet are headed to planet Earth. Along the way they encounter villainous robots, threatening to derail their Earth bound journey.
21.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Mother Ship Photography
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

22.
WALL-E (2008)
A young robot looks for a home in outer space.
23.
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
A few years back, venture capitalist John Hammond figured out how to recreate dinosaurs from DNA fragments encased in ember. He started a company called InGen, which placed the genetically engineered dinosaurs in a theme park on an island in Costa Rica. But the Jurassic Park systems broke down shortly before it could open, the dinosaurs got free and had to be destroyed, and the island was closed to the public. In the aftermath, everyone involved moved quickly to quash the story. InGen wanted to limit its liability. The Costa Rican government wanted to preserve its reputation as a tourist paradise. And the individual scientists who had been hired as consultants on the project were bound by the nondisclosure agreement to remain silent. But as Dr. Ian Malcolm is about to find out... something has survived.
24.
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997)
A few years back, venture capitalist John Hammond figured out how to recreate dinosaurs from DNA fragments encased in ember. He started a company called InGen, which placed the genetically engineered dinosaurs in a theme park on an island in Costa Rica. But the Jurassic Park systems broke down shortly before it could open, the dinosaurs got free and had to be destroyed, and the island was closed to the public. In the aftermath, everyone involved moved quickly to quash the story. InGen wanted to limit its liability. The Costa Rican government wanted to preserve its reputation as a tourist paradise. And the individual scientists who had been hired as consultants on the project were bound by the nondisclosure agreement to remain silent. But as Dr. Ian Malcolm is about to find out... something has survived.
25.
Deconstructing Harry (1997) as Special Visual Effects Creative Advisor
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He's had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry's latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can't make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother's refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block's former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
26.
Mission: Impossible (1996) as Creative Advisor
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
27.
Twister (1996) as Creative Advisor
The largest storm to hit Oklahoma in more than half a century is brewing, and it promises to drop multiple twisters into Tornado Alley. It's the storm that two rival groups of scientists--Jo Harding and her band of brash university students, and corporate-sponsored Dr. Jonas Miller and his sleek, crack cadre with their state-of-the-art research vans--have been waiting for to earn their place in meteorological history. Each team wants to be the first to launch their own equipment pack inside a twister to transmit valuable scientific data about tornado behavior. But to do so, they must put themselves directly in the path of the marauding monster--and stay always just ahead of the swirling twister, anticipating its every move. Adding to the charged atmosphere, Jo's soon-to-be-ex-husband, meteorologist Bill Harding, reluctantly joins Jo and his old crew for this last, epic chase.
28.
Abyss, The (1989)
In an attempt to recover a sunken nuclear ship, a group sent by the Navy discovers a majestic underwater creature.
29.
Empire Of The Sun (1987)
A soldier-of-fortune helps a young boy survive in World War II Japan.
30.
Empire Of The Sun (1987)
A soldier-of-fortune helps a young boy survive in World War II Japan.

Cast (special)

31.
Hulk: The Lowdown (2003) as Featuring
Special which looks at the making of the feature film version of "The Hulk," the videogame based on the film, and the origins of "The Hulk" comic book character through interviews with the film's cast and crew, the FX crews, and the heads of Marvel comics.
32.
Masters of Fantasy: Industrial Light & Magic (1998) as Interviewee
A look at visual effects factory Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), founded by George Lucas in 1975. Since its inception ILM has won Academy Awards and created effects for some of the highest-grossing movies of all time including "E.T.," "Star Wars" and the "Indiana Jones" series.
33.
George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic (1993)
A special examining the life and career of film-maker George Lucas.

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