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Visual Effects (feature film)

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Thor (2011)
Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior, is sent to Earth as punishment for reigniting a reckless war. But after a dangerous villain from his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth, the hammer-wielding Thor must learn what it takes to be a true hero in order to save mankind.
3.
Lady in the Water (2006)
Cleveland Heep has been quietly trying to disappear among the burned-out light bulbs and broken appliances of the Cove apartment complex. But on the night that irrevocably changes his life, Cleveland finds someone else hiding in the mundane routine of this modest building--a mysterious young woman n
4.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Puppeteer
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent''s estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf''s care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine''s. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
5.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) as Puppeteer
A decade has passed since John Connor helped Judgement Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now, 25, Connor lives "off the grid"--no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. Connor has no record of his existence. There is no way he can be traced by Skynet--the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until, out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X, Skynet''s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, namely the T-1000, the determined T-X is a machine that is as relentless, as is her human guise beautiful. Now Connor''s only hope for survival is to annex with the Terminator, T-101, his mysterious former assassin. Together they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgement Day--or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.
6.
Relic, The (1997) as Kothoga Puppeteer
A graduate student and a Chicago cop try to solve a series of murders, leading them to New York City's Museum of Natural History and specific objects from a doomed expedition.
7.
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) as Puppeteer (Stan Winston Studio)
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.
8.
Congo (1995) as Puppeteer
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t

Make-Up (feature film)

9.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
When his not-all-there friends kidnap a crime boss's beloved Shih Tzu, a struggling screenwriter finds himself tangling with the kind of blood-crazed psychos he usually only writes about.
10.
Drive Angry (2011)
Milton, a hardened felon, has broken out of Hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult responsible for murdering his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby. He's joined by Piper - a young, sexy waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend's
11.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
The beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses, and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of
12.
House of Wax (2005) as Special Makeup Effects
A road trip to the biggest college football championship of the year takes a turn for the worse for Carly, Paige and their friends, when they decide to camp out for the night before heading to the game. A confrontation with a mysterious trucker at the camp site leaves everyone unsettled, and Carly h
13.
Wrong Turn (2003) as Key Artist (Stan Winston Studios)
Chris has a job interview in Raleigh in three hours and he's making good time--until an accident miles down the highway turns Chris' manageable trip into a six-hour wait. Determined to make his critical appointment, Chris makes a hard U-turn and heads back up the West Virginia highway. Running low o
14.
Auto Focus (2002)
Based on true story, a glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of CBS' hit comedy "Hogan's Heroes" (1965-1971). Capitalizing on his fame, Crane dove into the freewheeling spirit of the times with relish, hav
15.
Dracula 2000 (2000) as Makeup Effects Technician
In this update of the vampire classic, the fate of the world is in jeopardy when a group of immortality seekers steal the corpse of Dracula and only the last of the Van Helsings can stop them.

Art Department (feature film)

16.
17.
Transformers 4 (2014)
Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of Earth after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history while an ancient, powerful new menace se
19.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Fifteen years earlier, siblings Hansel and Gretel made their escape from a child-snatching witch, who gave them a taste for blood and changed their lives forever. Now they have come of age as fierce, formidably-skilled bounty hunters, dedicated to tracking and terminating witches in every dark fores
20.
Lone Survivor (2013)
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confron
21.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D, The (2013)
The legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family continues, picking up where it last ended in Newt, Texas, where people have been disappearing without a trace for decades. The Sawyers have been long-suspected by the townspeople and their suspicions were confirmed one hot summer day when a young wo
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23.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with Angelica, a woman from his past, and is not sure if it's love or if she's a ruthless con artist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himsel
24.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world's leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn's Arcade-a signal that could only come from his father-he finds him
25.
Land of the Lost (2009)
Has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, is a man with no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts who must survive an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world. Marshall has been sucked through a space-time vortex to a place of spectacular sights known as the Land of the Lost. Coming along with him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly and a redneck souvenirist named Will. Chased by a T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestak, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally-a primate called Chaka-to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they''re her s. Get stuck, and they''ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.
26.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it''s up to the planet''s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it''s time to call in Hellboy. Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense--pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz, aquatic empath Abe and protoplasmic mystic Johann--the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who''s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.
27.
One Missed Call (2008)
Beth Raymond is traumatized when she witnesses the gruesome deaths of two friends just days apart. Even more disturbing, she knows that both of them had received chilling cell phone messages--actual recordings of their own horrifying last moments. Impossibly, the calls were received days before they died, but each death occurred precisely when and how the messages foretold. The police think Beth is delusional--except for Detective Jack Andrews, whose own sister was killed in a freak accident that bears a strange similarity to the deaths of Beth''s friends. Together, Jack and Beth work feverishly to unravel the mystery behind the ominous calls. But even as they get closer to the truth, Beth''s cell phone begins to ring with an eerie tune, and the readout displays: "One Missed Call."
28.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Alice, now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera and L.J., along with survivors Claire, K-Mart and Nurse Betty to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead-and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strengths, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.
29.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Alice, now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera and L.J., along with survivors Claire, K-Mart and Nurse Betty to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead-and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strengths, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.
30.
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
With the exposure of well-kept secrets and the tough resolve of one betrayed Vampire warrior, a centuries-long struggle between vicious predators has reached new heights of fierceness. But it''s one Immortal''s insatiable lust for power that leads to disturbing new disclosures about the origins of the feud between the Vampires and the Lycans. The past just got very twisted, and the future may reveal an entirely new breed, the likes of which no one has ever seen. Hunted vampire Selene seeks out Marcus, king of the Vampires, in the hope of bargaining for her life. Hybrid Michael wants to join Selene in her quest but is unable to trust the werewolf raging uncontrolled inside him, and she refuses his companionship. Their love proves more powerful than genetics, however, when Marcus descends upon Selene, intent on annihilating her. In the battle that ensues, Selene discovers that she has been betrayed by her own family she sets out to seek her revenge. Selene seeks out Adrian Tanis, official Historian of the Covens, for help unraveling the web of lies spun by Marcus and Viktor in their battle for supremacy. Intrigue deepens when Tanis reveals the identity of the first true Immortal: neither Marcus nor Viktor, as was believed, but Alexander Corvinus, father to Marcus and this twin brother, William. Corvinus, like an omnipresent god on the fringes, has been tracking everyone''s movements and cleaning up after their wars, intent on keeping his descendents confined to the shadows of human society. Side by side, Selene and Michael battle the horrifically strong and determined Marcus, who is determined to release his imprisoned brother William from captivity and use his bloodlust to achieve world domination. Each confrontation unearths new revelations, casting a harsh light upon previous events and cutting through the darkness of painful memories buried deep within.
31.
Feast (2006)
A motley crew of strangers find themselves trapped in an isolated tavern and must band together in a battle for survival against a family of flesh-hungry creatures.
32.
Serenity (2005)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family--squabbling, insubordinate a
33.
Venom (2005)
Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a group of teenagers fight for their lives against a mysterious evil force.
34.
Serenity (2005)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family--squabbling, insubordinate a
35.
Venom (2005)
Deep in the swamps of Louisiana, a group of teenagers fight for their lives against a mysterious evil force.
36.
Constantine (2005) as Key Artist
John Constantine has been to hell and back. Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated ag
37.
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The (2005)
Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narni
38.
I, Robot (2004)
The year is 2035. Detective Del Spooner is investigating the death of brilliant, eccentric scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning. Spooner is aided by psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin, and the death is initially labeled a suicide. Spooner, though, suspects that a robot may have perpetrated the crime. That seems unthinkable since robots are governed by The Three Laws of Robotics, which state that a robot may never harm or allow harm to come to a human being. As Spooner and Calvin investigate the death, they come to believe that a robot did, in fact, commit the crime. They are aided in their investigation by Dr. Lanning himself, who appears as a hologram, and reveals that he was working on a top secret project at the time of his death.
39.
Jurassic Park III (2001) as Art Department (Stan Winston Studio/Live Action Dinosaurs Designer & Creator)
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen''s site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond''s magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.
40.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) as Art Department Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio/Teddy & Robotic Characters Design & Creation)
A robot child dreams of becoming a real boy.
41.
Spy Kids (2001) as Sculptor (Knb Efx Group/Special Effects)
Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy... each other. But in an exotic corner of the wor
42.
Little Nicky (2000) as Sculptor (Efx Group Inc/Special Make-Up & Creature Effects)
Nicky is just a guy who''d rather play heavy metal music in his bedroom sanctuary than climb the corporate ladder in his family''s thriving business. Ruthless older brothers Adrian and Cassius are much more ambitious. When their aging father decides to postpone his retirement, the sinister duo defects, leaving home to set up shop in a new location -- New York City. This is about to become a big problem for the "Big Apple." Nicky''s dad is the Devil, himself. Adrian and Cassius evade the Gatekeeper''s efforts to stop them and make a hasty exit from Hades. As a result, the gates of hell freeze over and with no more evil souls able to enter, their dad starts to fall apart-- literally! It''s up to Little Nicky to save him by finding his rotten brothers and bringing them home before his dad wastes away.
43.
Godzilla (1998) as Sculptor (Patrick Tatopoulos Designs/"Godzilla Creature Fabrication)
A blinding flash of white light fills the sky above the French Polynesian islands. Giant footsteps plow an ominous path through miles of Panamanian forests and beaches. Ships off the U.S. coast capsize, dragged into a rolling sea where they are instantly demolished. This incessant, inexplicable dest
44.
Relic, The (1997) as Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
A graduate student and a Chicago cop try to solve a series of murders, leading them to New York City's Museum of Natural History and specific objects from a doomed expedition.
45.
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) as Key Artist
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.
46.
Congo (1995) as "Grey Gorillas" Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
An expedition to a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa unexpectedly brings primatologist Peter Elliot and Travicom Project Supervisor Karen Ross to a place where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. Unlikely partners, Peter is the guardian of Amy, a remarkable gorilla he wants t
47.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Key Artist (Stan Winston Studio)
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.
48.
Batman Returns (1992) as Stan Winston Studios Art Department
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
49.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) as Art Department (Stan Winston Studio)
Sequel to the sci-fi adventure about a near-indestructible cyborg.

Post Production (feature film)

50.
Society (1989) as Lab Technician
Story about a young man's family whose behavior takes a strange turn.

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