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|Born:||June 3, 1947||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Long Beach, California, USA||Profession:||Visual Effects ...|
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Worked as a cinematographer shooting miniatures for a psychological study sponsored by the National Science Foundation regarding responses to various architectural forms
Worked as a special effects cameraman and industrial designer for special effects expert Douglas Trumbull's Trumbull Film Effects
Feature debut, credited for special effects photography for Trumbull's "Silent Running"
Worked for Berkeley's Institute of Urban Development on a project applying cinematography and visual effects to the construction of miniature cityscape models
Served as director of special effects photography for a program entitled "Voyage to the Outer Planets" for the Ruben H Fleet Space Theater in San Diego, California
Reteamed with Trumbull at the latter's Future General company to work on various projects including commercials, theme park attractions and experiments in three-dimensional filmmaking
While serving as the first head of Industrial Light and Magic, credited as the special effects photography supervisor on George Lucas' genre landmark, "Star Wars"
Left ILM to start his own special effects company, Apogee (date approximate)
TV series producing debut (with Donald P Bellisario, Paul Playdon and David J O'Connell), "Battlestar Galactica"; also first TV credit as special effects coordinator
Feature producing debut, "Battlestar Galactica", a re-edited theatrical version of the three-hour TV series pilot (also credited as special effects coordinator)
Credited as special visual effects producer for Clint Eastwood's "Firefox"
TV-movie debut, provided special effects for ABC's "Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land" (released theatrically overseas as "Starlight One")
First collaboration with horror-fantasy director Tobe Hooper, provided special visual effects for "Lifeforce"
Credited as special creative consultant on Hooper's "Spontaneous Combustion"
Served as visual effects head supervisor for "Batman Forever", his most commercially successful project since "Star Wars"
Reteamed with Schumacher for the sequel "Batman & Robin"
Served as senior visual effects supervisor on "Stuart Little"; shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects
Served as visual effects supervisor for "Spider-Man 2"
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