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Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Hop (2011)
The teenage son of the Easter Bunny takes off for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a rockstar drummer. Once there, he teams up with a slacker, and together the two encounter a series of misadventures.
2.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
The Chipmunks take a break from superstardom and enroll in school. But they soon face some stiff competition when they meet the Chipettes - a beautiful, talented trio of chipmunks discovered by Ian, the boys' evil ex-manager.
3.
Fast & Furious (2009)
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.
4.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Songwriter Dave Seville transforms singing chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore into pop sensations--while the out-of-control trio lays waste to Dave's home, wreaks havoc with his career, and turns Dave's once-orderly life upside-down.
5.
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, The (2006)
Although street racing provides an escape from an unhappy home and the superficial world around him, for outsider Sean Boswell, his reckless involvement in the sport has made him very unpopular with the local authorities. After one crash too many--and to avoid jail time--Sean is sent to live with his gruff, estranged father, a career military man stationed in Tokyo. Now officially a gaijin (outsider), Sean feels even more shut out in a land of foreign customers and codes of honor. But after a fellow American buddy, Twinkie, introduces him to the underground world of drift racing--an exhilarating balance of speeding and gliding through a heart-stopping course of hairpin turns and switchbacks--he's hooked again, and back in trouble. Simple drag racing is replaced by a new, rubber-burning automotive art form--just bad enough to fit Sean's rebel style. On his first time out drifting, Sean unknowingly takes on D.K., the "Drift King," a local champ with ties to the Japanese crime syndicate Yakuza. Sean's loss comes with a high price tag when he's forced to work off the debt under the thumb of another ex-pat named Han. Han soon welcomes Sean into his family of misfits and introduces him to the real principles of drifting. Whether for pink slips, wads of cash or bragging rights, the stakes remain high for Sean and his competition--as they learn to elevate the race itself to an art form. They will take cutting-edge, modified racers to the densely populated streets of Tokyo's urban landscape at neck-snapping speeds then smoothly glide through tight hairpin turns punctuated by screeches and the acrid smell of smoking rubber. But when Sean falls for D.K.'s girlfriend, Neela, an explosive series of events is set into motion, climaxing with an ultimate high-stakes face off against his nemesis. Punishment for the loser? Banishment from Tokyo forever by Yakuza crime boss--and D.K.'s uncle--Kamata--if they survive the race at all. Honor will be challenged and racing skills will be p
6.
Flightplan (2005)
Kyle Pratt is a frantic but fiercely intelligent mother whose deepest protective instincts will be triggered by a haunting in-flight nightmare: in the middle of the trans-Atlantic trip, her young daughter turns up missing without a trace. Or does she? Kyle arrives on the flight still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, a woman who has gone mad with grief or a formidably determined mother whose child is in grave danger that threatens the entire plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane. While Captain Rich and Air Marshal Gene Carson don't want to doubt Kyle's insistent claim that her daughter has vanished, all evidence points to the fact that Kyle's little girl was never on board. What is the truth behind Kyle Pratt's distress? Who on board can be trusted? And just how far will Kyle have to go to get to the bottom of the harrowing mystery? As paranoia and doubt mount among the passengers, Kyle is confronted with some of the most unsettling fears a mother could ever face--losing her child, having her very reality questioned and being trapped in a situation where no one can seem to help. Pushed to the edge and fighting for her sanity, Kyle finds herself willing to go to unimaginable lengths to save her daughter.
7.
Homeland Security (2004)
Drama about a C.I.A. agent who is about to retire when the terrorist attacks of 9/11 change his plans. He is soon recruited by the newly formed Office of Homeland Security.
8.
Scorpion King, The (2002)
In the notorious city of Gomorrah, an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Mathayus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman. Rather than eliminate her, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler's henchman will stop at nothing to rescue her and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gomorrah for a final confrontation.
9.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
On a sleepy Sunday morning in December as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese war planes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor--the infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history. The story focuses on the life changing events surrounding December 7, 1941 and the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots--one from the U.S. Army Air Corps, the other from the British Royal Air Force--and a beautiful dedicated nurse, with whom both of them fall in love. It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a backdrop of wartime action.
10.
Deep Rising (1998)
A group of gunrunners in South China come across a deserted cruise ship occupied by a killer creature... with tentacles.
11.
Armageddon (1998) as Special Effects Supervisor (Paris Destruction Sequence)
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.
12.
Fire Down Below (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent's last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.
13.
Broken Arrow (1996)
Once close friends, Stealth bomber pilots Vic Deakins and Riley Hale become engaged in an explosive battle against time, and each other. In the air and on the ground, in planes, on the tops of trains, and clinging to careening Humvees, theirs is a no-holds-barred race to recover a stolen nuclear weapon that threatens a major American city. National Park Ranger Terry Carmichael must guide the grounded and stranded Hale across the demanding desert landscape--and ends up fighting beside him against an unimaginable menace.
14.
Phantom, The (1996)
Deep in the jungled island of Bengalla lies four centuries-old secrets the outer world only suspects exist. The Skulls of Touganda--one of gold, another of silver, and the third of rare green jade--are ancient relics of incalculable value, and extraordinary power. According to legend, they harbor an
15.
Larger Than Life (1996) as Special Effects Crew
Meet Jack Corcoran, motivational speaker to the masses in mini-malls and rented halls across the country. Take Jack's advice: if life isn't all all that you expected, put aside all those wouldas, couldas and shouldas and GET OVER IT! That's what Jack has done. He got over the fact that his father di
16.
Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
On the streets of New York, police officer John McClane has just about seen it all. He's got a nose for danger, a penchant for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and a talent for overcoming incredible odds. But this time, danger is looking for him. Seeking a very personal and mysterious revenge against McClane, a malevolent genius named Simon is forcing the heroic cop to play a deadly game. The stakes: New York City itself. The game begins when a phone call from Simon sends McClane to Harlem, where he unexpectedly forms an alliance with the very unwilling Zeus Carver. McClane and Zeus soon find themselves careening across the Big Apple, pursuing the deadly Simon, who's always one step ahead of them. In the past, McClane's had his share of bad days. But on this blisteringly hot summer day in the City, Simon Says John McClane is about to have a really bad day...
17.
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Biopic on the late martial arts film star, Bruce Lee.
18.
Curse of the Dragon (1993)
Biopic on the late martial arts film star, Bruce Lee.
19.
Afterburn (1992)
A young widow tries to prove that her husband's airplane crash was not his fault.
20.
Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
Ernest gets mixed up with a lookalike in jail.
21.
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
A full-scale nuclear war is threatened when an unidentified missile strikes a Russian city. The American president and the Soviet premier race against time to stop their own missiles and save the world from destruction.
22.
Tremors (1990) as Special Effects Coordinator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Two country handymen, Earl Basset and Valentine McKee, discover that their desolate town of Perfection, Nevada is infested with gigantic man-eating wormlike creatures that live below ground. The slightest vibration caused by movement attract the creatures to attack without warning, exploding out of the ground with jaws opened to swallow with deadly precision. The race is on to overcome these slimy subterraneans as the two unlikely heroes team up with a couple of zany characters, Burt and Heather Gummer, along with a shapely seismology student.
23.
Innocent Man, An (1989)
An innocent man is sent to prison unjustly and when he is released years later, he sets about a daring scheme to clear his name.
24.
Breakfast Club, The (1985) as Special Effects
A diverse group of high schoolers forced to spend detention on a Saturday in the library. Forced to make the best of their circumstances, they learn to understand each other and discover that in spite of their initial differences, they actually share many common feelings and problems.
25.
Archer: Fugitive From the Empire, The (1981)
The growing popularity of the sword and sorcery genre in theatrical films, books and comics led to this comic book pilot to a proposed TV series and the first television movie to explore the fad. Other than George Kennedy, who plays the warrior hero's bloodsire, the performers were relatively unfami
26.
Spider-Man The Dragon's Challenge (1980)
A Chinese High Official, accused of being a traitor in WWII, seeks to prove his innocence. As forces conspire against him, Spiderman must save his life and reputation.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

27.
Flightplan (2005)
Kyle Pratt is a frantic but fiercely intelligent mother whose deepest protective instincts will be triggered by a haunting in-flight nightmare: in the middle of the trans-Atlantic trip, her young daughter turns up missing without a trace. Or does she? Kyle arrives on the flight still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, a woman who has gone mad with grief or a formidably determined mother whose child is in grave danger that threatens the entire plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane. While Captain Rich and Air Marshal Gene Carson don't want to doubt Kyle's insistent claim that her daughter has vanished, all evidence points to the fact that Kyle's little girl was never on board. What is the truth behind Kyle Pratt's distress? Who on board can be trusted? And just how far will Kyle have to go to get to the bottom of the harrowing mystery? As paranoia and doubt mount among the passengers, Kyle is confronted with some of the most unsettling fears a mother could ever face--losing her child, having her very reality questioned and being trapped in a situation where no one can seem to help. Pushed to the edge and fighting for her sanity, Kyle finds herself willing to go to unimaginable lengths to save her daughter.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

28.
War and Remembrance (1988)
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting

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