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Visual Effects (feature film)

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" (as in, everything must go!).
Volcano (1997) as Model Crew Chief (Stirber Visual Network Inc)
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.
Waterworld (1995) as Stetson Visual Services (Svsi)
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
Usual Suspects, The (1994) as Special Effects Coordinator
When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 million in hard cash. Roger "Verbal" Kint, an apparent victim of
Class of '61 (1993)
Three young friends, recent graduates of West Point, become enemies during the Civil War.
Thunderheart (1992) as Special Effects Assistant
An FBI man gets back in touch with his Native roots investigating a murder on a reservation.
Child Of Darkness, Child Of Light (1991)
A television movie revolving around the investigation of two virgin births. One virgin will give birth to a redeemer sent to save the world; the other is evil incarnate, sent to thwart the savior's holy intentions.
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
A vengeful Marine training sergeant tracks down the foreign crime lord, protected by diplomatic immunity, who's responsible for his beautiful daughter's death.
After Midnight (1989) as Special Effects Coordinator
When a crazed psychology professor holds a class in his home for a select group of college students, he teaches each of them a lesson in fear. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the professor, someone is fed up with his scare tactics and is out to get him.
Miracle Mile (1988) as Special Effects Assistant
A young musician answers a telephone at an outdoor booth and believes he hears a message that the United States is about to begin a nuclear attack.
Foxy Brown (1988)
When a government agent is shot down, his sexy girlfriend goes gunning for revenge.
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach (1988) as Special Effects
Fourth sequel to the original "Police Academy" takes place at a Police Chief''s Convention with the typical hijinks.
Nadine (1987) as Special Effects Supervisor
A woman trying to recover photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.
Blind Date (1987) as Special Effects
When Walter Davis is set up with gorgeous Nadia Gates, the perfect blind date dissolves into disaster. Walter invites beautiful southern belle Nadia to a button-down corporate dinner, expecting to impress his associates with this dazzling beauty. But all hell breaks loose when Nadia has "one too
Protector, The (1985) as Special Effects (New York Unit)
Two New York cops team up to track down a drug czar who has kidnapped the daughter of a business rival. Their search soon leads them to Hong Kong where everything culminates in a martial arts showdown. Chinese superstar Jackie Chan shows off his incredible gymnastic talents in one of his rare American film appearances.
Better Off Dead (1985)
A teenager deals with a hilarious assortment of personal crises.
Micki & Maude (1984) as Special Effects
When both of his wives get pregnant, a bigamist struggles to keep them from meeting.
Man Who Loved Women, The (1983) as Special Effects
David Fowler has two passions, sculpting and women, and he is quite successful in both departments until now. David finds that his insatiable hunger for women begins to render him socially, artistically and finally, sexually impotent. His desperate inner struggle drives him to the couch of an attra
King of the Mountain (1981) as Special Effects
Death Valley (1981) as Special Effects
A divorcee, her son and her boyfriend are on a vacation in the beautiful but deadly Death Valley. What starts out as an ordinary, leisurely trip turns into a nightmare when they happen upon a murder and find themselves pursued by a maniac.
Hopscotch (1980) as Special Effects
A retired CIA agent threatens to publish an embarrassing book of memoirs about his colleagues.
Ants (1977)
Terror from the depths of the earth traps a group of fun-seekers at a lavish summer resort in this thriller that initially was to have been called simply "Ants!" The movie was subsequently titled "Panic at Lakewood Manor."
Empire Of The Ants (1977) as Special Effects
Sleazy scam artist Joan Collins tries to sell phony real estate deals down in the Florida everglades. What she and her unsuspecting buyers don't know is the area has been taken over by giant ants!
White Buffalo, The (1977) as Special Effects Producer
Wild Bill Hickok returns to the West to hunt down an albino buffalo that haunts his dreams.
Curse of the Black Widow (1977)
A chiller about the search for an elusive killer whose victims are found wrapped in a strange, spider-like web.
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as Special Effects
Cattle rustlers Jack McKee and Cecil Carlson have chosen to be outcasts. McKee is staying far away from his conceited ex-wife and Native American Carlson has rejected his tribe''s traditions. The two men are tired of small-time capers and decide to pull off a majorly profitable crime. So they target a quiet rancher named John Brown''s ranch, but Brown finds out and gets a private detective to go after the duo.
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1974)
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine

Film Production - Main (feature film)

The Blob (1988) as Mechanical Effects Crew Member
A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Fight Club (1999) as Pyro Foreman (Stirber Visual Network/Miniature Pyrotechnics)
The mundane existence of a product liability evaluator and insomniac, who is addicted to self-help groups, is turned upside down when he meets a sado-masochistic anarchist who is secretly plotting to overthrow civilization. As their friendship grows, they become increasingly involved in a secret society of "fight clubs" where men act out their aggressions and violently beat one another to a pulp. In the meantime, the evaluator falls in love with a woman who is also addicted to self-help groups, but is unable to act on his desire for her.
End of Days (1999) as Pyro Crew Chief (Stirber Visual Network Inc/Subway Miniature Sequence/Church Pyrotechnic Effects)
Jericho Cane, a beaten down ex-cop, wakes up to another day, oblivious to the struggle that he soon must face. His job as a security specialist alongside his partner Chicago has become a tireless routine of seedy surveillance jobs, and since the death of his wife and child, everything in life which
Armageddon (1998) as Pyrotechnics (2nd Unit) (Motion Control)
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.
Broken Arrow (1996) as Pyro Crew Chief
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.
John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. (1996) as Pyrotechnics (Stirber Visual Network Inc)
It's 16 years after Snake Plissken's rescue of the President in New York. Now, a different President is in power, and declares the United States to be a land of moral superiority: no smoking, no red meat, no freedom of religion and no unapproved marriages. A massive earthquake has hit Los Angeles, l

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

Freedom Road (1979)
In this two-part, four-hour miniseries based on Howard Fast's 1944 novel about an ex-slave who is elected to the U.S. Senate while battling other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives, Muhammad Ali and Kris Kristofferson, as former slave and soldier Gideo

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

Winds of War, The (1983)
Herman Wouk's best-selling 1971 epic about a fictional Navy family in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor came to TV in this 16-hour miniseries over seven nights (initially it had been planned for only twelve hours). At about $40-million, it was the single most expensive television event up to that
Roughnecks (1980) as Special Effects

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