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Visual Effects (feature film)

1.
Dead Undead, The (2012)
Caught in the middle of an all-out war between zombies and vampires is a group of human kids on a camping trip, who team up with the vampires in an attempt to survive.
2.
Fast Five (2011)
Fugitive Dom Toretto partners with former cop Brian O'Conner on the opposite side of the law in Rio de Janeiro. There they are hunted by a U.S. strike force led by its toughest agent. Now, they must pull off one last job to gain their freedom.
3.
In Time (2011)
In the near future, the aging gene has been deactivated, so to avoid overpopulation, time is the currency. The rich can live forever and when a young man comes into a fortune of time, he ends up on the run from a corrupt force known as "time keepers."
4.
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.
5.
Role Models (2008)
Two salesmen, Wheeler and Danny, trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn't look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with every neurotic impulse to guide Augie through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie in redirecting his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie's new mentor wasn't an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center's ex-con director gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world's worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.
6.
Knocked Up (2007)
Alison Scott is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone results in an unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby's father, Alison decides to give the lovable doof a chance. An overgrown kid who has no desire to settle down, Ben learns that he has a big decision to make with his kid's mom-to-be: will he hit the road or stay in the picture! Courting a woman you've just knocked up, however, proves to be a little difficult when the two try their hands at dating. As they discover more about one another, it becomes painfully obvious that they're not the soul mates they'd hoped they might be. With Alison's harried sister Debbie and hen-pecked brother-in-law Pete the only parenting role models the young lovers have, things get even more confusing. Should they raise the baby together? What makes a happy lifetime partnership after all? A couple of drinks and a wild night later, they've got nine confusing months to figure it out.
7.
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
8.
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future.
9.
Skeleton Key, The (2005)
A gothic thriller set in New Orleans about a caretaker working with an elderly couple in their haunted home.
10.
Taxi (2004) as Special Effects Technician
Belle Williams is a speed demon. Flying through the streets of New York in her tricked-out taxi, she's earned a rep as New York's fastest cabbie. But driving a hack is only a pit stop for her real dream: Belle wants to be a race car champion. And she's well on her way--until she's derailed by overea
11.
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) as Special Effects Coordinator
Leader. Thief. Warrior. Father. Armed with a potent combination of charisma, street smarts and martial arts expertise, Tony Fait navigates the menace of the urban landscape with passionate precision, taking care of business and his fiercely loyal crew of professionals with a dedication surpassed only by his love for his young daughter Vanessa. After pulling off a complex heist involving a cache of black diamonds, Fait quickly comes fist-to-fist with Su, a Taiwanese government agent who has pursued the extraordinary stones halfway across the world. As lethal as he is relentless, Su isn't just hunting down diamonds--he's hunting the ruthless Ling, his former partner, who kidnaps Fait's daughter in a ploy to exchange her for the stolen jewels. But when word hits the street that Fait stashed the stones with his fence Archie, the diamonds promptly wind up in the hands of a powerful crime lord. His back to the wall, Fait mobilizes his crew, suspends his strict no-guns policy and prepares to unleash every force at his disposal to save his daughter. But only Su knows Ling well enough to anticipate his every move--and after he dispenses with Ling's operatives, Su could be his best hope for bringing Vanessa home alive. Adversaries by code but allied by circumstance, the master thief and the enigmatic agent join forces to wage war on their common enemy: Su to exact revenge against the man who once tried to take his life, and Fait to rescue Vanessa, the one person that he cannot live without.
12.
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) as Special Effects Supervisor
The Angels--Natalie, Dylan, and Alex--prepare to strike without warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious "fallen" Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels' adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past--a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
13.
Time Machine, The (2002) as Special Effects Supervisor
Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future. There he finds a post-apocalyptic world where he discovers that mankind has been divided into the hunter... and the hunted.
14.
Heartbreakers (2001) as Special Effects Coordinator
Out of Palm Beach, Florida a mother and daughter con-artist team are running a scheme with a seemingly foolproof M.O. First Max, the temptress mother who happens to be a master-of-disguise, marries a rich man. Page, her scantily clad daughter, then proceeds to seduce him in order to rake in the ensuing jackpot -- a fat divorce settlement. It's a plan that works every time, until Page develops a crush on a handsome bartender who's been set up as the perfect sucker....
15.
Fast and the Furious, The (2001) as Special Effects Coordinator
Dominic Toretto drives the streets of LA like he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days rebuilding high performance race cars and perfecting the art of computer controlled fuel injection. By night, Dom pockets up to $10,000 each time someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. Brian particularly looks up to Dominic and seeks his approval, but to the rest of the crowd, he's white bread. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian under his wing. Dom's sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he's an undercover cop and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the leading suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.
16.
Galaxy Quest (1999) as Special Effects Supervisor
They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the NSEA Protector donned their uniforms and set out on thrilling and often dangerous missions in space--then their series was canceled. Nearly twenty years later, the five stars of the classic sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for legions of faithful fans...but some of those fans have a little too much faith. The Thermians, a race of aliens from Klatu Nebula, have mistaken intercepted television transmissions of the show for historical "documents." Arriving on earth, they wisk "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and his crew into space to help them defeat an all-too-real and very deadly adversary. With no script, no director and no clue about real space travel, the actors have to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the Thermians believe them to be.
17.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) as Special Effects Coordinator
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
18.
Batman & Robin (1997) as Special Effects Coordinator
The caped crusader and his cohort Robin battle the villainous Mr. Freeze.
19.
Cable Guy, The (1996) as Special Effects Coordinator
It's a time-honored urban ritual: Slip the cable guy fifty bucks and you'll get all the movie channels for free. But when Steven Kovacs moves into a new apartment, his Cable Guy is not like the others. He doesn't want your fifty bucks; all he wants is a friend... and he won't take no for an answer. Steven is about to learn that there's no such thing as free cable.
20.
Apollo 13 (1995) as Special Effects Coordinator
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.
21.
Natural Born Killers (1994) as Special Effects Coordinator
A pair of psychotic serial killers become media darlings in Oliver Stone's unique and controversial crime satire "Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut" (1994). Young lovers Mickey and Mallory launch a gore-soaked killing spree strictly for kicks, and the media eat it up. With strange cameos, gallows humor and violence unlike anything else that ever hit the screen. From an insane screenplay by Quentin Tarantino and starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis and Tom Sizemore.
22.
Maverick (1994) as Special Effects Coordinator
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
23.
Falling Down (1993) as Special Effects Coordinator
This crisp, remastered deluxe edition of "Falling Down" (1993) stars Michael Douglas as a laid-off defense worker kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order. A hot, congested bad day in Los Angeles goes from bad to worse, causing him to suddenly snap, setting off on a bitter and pathetic mission to right all the wrongs that have been done to him. Douglas shines as an average white guy pushed too far.
24.
Radio Flyer (1992) as Special Effects Coordinator
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
25.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) as Special Effects Supervisor
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.
26.
Rockula (1990) as Special Effects Assistant
A 400 year-old vampire is fated to meet his dream girl every twenty-two years, only to lose her at the hands of an evil nemesis.
27.
Arachnophobia (1990) as Special Effects Supervisor
A doctor with a deathly fear of spiders moves to a small town invaded by deadly versions of the same.
28.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) as Special Effects Coordinator
Riggs and Murtaugh protect a federal witness in the sequel that takes place three years after the original film.
29.
Big Top Pee-Wee (1988) as Special Effects Supervisor
Pee-wee down on the farm, falling in love with the star of the circus that comes to town.
30.
Lost Boys, The (1987) as Special Effects Coordinator
Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.
31.
The Color Purple (1985) as Special Effects Supervisor
A young African-American woman fights for independence during the early years of the 20th century.
32.
Goonies, The (1985) as Special Effects Supervisor
A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure.
33.
Irreconcilable Differences (1984) as Special Effects Supervisor
34.
On Golden Pond (1981) as Special Effects Supervisor
During a summer holiday, an elderly couple comes to grips with aging and their troubled relationship with their adult daughter.
35.
Nine to Five (1980) as Special Effects
Recently divorced Judy Bernly takes an office job and soon becomes pals with fellow secretaries Violet Newstead and Doralee Rhodes. Their boss is male chauvinist Franklin Hart Jr. , who is trying to land Doralee in bed. While smoking pot one night the women hatch a plan to take revenge on their crue

Visual Effects (special)

36.
3rd Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards (2003) as Special Effects
Awards ceremony honoring the best stunts and stunt professionals in films. Winners are voted by members of the World Stunt Academy.

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

37.
Scenes of the Crime (2003) as Special Effects Coordinator

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