the wizards of the cinematografic business or efects

by anglezautomata | created - 22 Feb 2012 | updated - 22 Feb 2012 | Public

1. Dennis Muren

Jurassic Park

Dennis Muren was born on November 1, 1946 in Glendale, California, USA as Dennis Elmer Muren. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Innerspace (1987) and War of the Worlds (2005). He has been married to Zara Pinfold since July 29, 1981. They have two children.

2. Joe Letteri

Visual_effects | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Joe Letteri was born in 1957 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), King Kong (2005) and Avatar (2009).

3. John Knoll

Visual_effects | Rogue One

John Knoll was born on October 6, 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Rogue One (2016), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Pacific Rim (2013). He is married to Jennifer Knoll. They have four children.

4. John Dykstra

Visual_effects | Spider-Man 2

John Dykstra was born on June 3, 1947 in Long Beach, California, USA as John Charles Dykstra. He is known for his work on Spider-Man 2 (2004), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Spider-Man (2002).

5. Richard Edlund

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Richard Edlund was born on December 6, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

6. Stan Winston

Special_effects | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2 (1991), Aliens (1986) and Jurassic Park (1993). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA.

7. Richard Taylor

Special_effects | King Kong

Richard Taylor is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

8. Jim Mitchell

Visual_effects | Jurassic Park III

Jim Mitchell is known for his work on Jurassic Park III (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).

9. Tim Burke

Visual_effects | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Tim Burke was born in 1965 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Tyneside, England. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Gladiator (2000) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).

10. Alec Gillis

Special_effects | Starship Troopers

Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead...

11. Tom Woodruff Jr.

Special_effects | Starship Troopers

Tom Woodruff Jr. was born in 1959 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997).

12. Phil Tippett

Visual_effects | Starship Troopers

Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.

As a child...

13. Stefen Fangmeier

Visual_effects | The Perfect Storm

Stefen Fangmeier was born on December 9, 1960 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Stefen Markus Fangmeier. He is known for his work on The Perfect Storm (2000), Jurassic Park (1993) and Master and Commander: Cinematic Phasmids (2004).

15. Scott Farrar

Visual_effects | Transformers

Scott Farrar is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Minority Report (2002) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).

16. Pablo Helman

Self | 'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Beginning

Pablo Helman was born on July 5, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is known for his work on 'War of the Worlds': Production Diaries, East Coast - Beginning (2005), Munich (2005) and Independence Day (1996).

17. Nick Davis

Visual_effects | The Dark Knight

Nick Davis is known for his work on The Dark Knight (2008), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).

18. Paul J. Franklin

Visual_effects | Inception

Paul Franklin was born in 1966. After leaving high school he attended the Cheshire School of Art and Design for a year and then went up to St John's College, Oxford University to read Fine Art. Whilst studying he worked extensively in student theater design, film making and magazine design and ...

19. Jim Rygiel

Visual_effects | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Starting his career in 1980, Rygiel joined Pacific Electric Pictures, one of the earliest companies to employ computer animation for the advertising and film markets. In 1983, Rygiel's work took him to Digital Productions where he began work on The Last Starfighter (1984), a film notable for its ...

20. John 'D.J.' Des Jardin

Visual_effects | Watchmen

Often referred to as the Don Quixote of the visual effects industry, Mr. DesJardin (aka "DJ") has been viewing the world askance for years.

With an illustrious career that began by shooting stereoscopic films with Charlie Chapin and extending to the forthcoming Ultraman tv-to-film adaptation, DJ ...

21. John Frazier

Special_effects | Spider-Man 2

John Frazier was born on September 23, 1944 in Richmond, California. As a child his family moved to Southern California, USA, where he was raised. He attended Canoga Park High School and attended college at Los Angeles Trade Tech, where he studied high-rise construction and freeway design. In 1963 ...

22. Neil Corbould

Special_effects | Gravity

Neil Corbould is known for his work on Gravity (2013), Rogue One (2016) and Superman Returns (2006).

23. Chris Corbould

Special_effects | Inception

Chris Corbould was born on March 5, 1958 in Hampstead, London, England as Christopher Charles Corbould. He is known for his work on Inception (2010), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and The Dark Knight (2008). He has been married to Lynne Corbould since April 11, 1986.

24. Scott Benza

Visual_effects | Transformers

Scott Benza is known for his work on Transformers (2007), The Avengers (2012) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).

25. Rob Coleman

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Rob Coleman is a two time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002). He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black (1997) and The Phantom Menace (1999). He spent 14 years at Industrial ...

26. John Andrew Berton Jr.

Visual_effects | Men in Black II

John Andrew Berton Jr. is known for his work on Men in Black II (2002), The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001).

27. Andrew R. Jones

Visual_effects | Avatar

Andrew R. Jones is known for his work on Avatar (2009), The Jungle Book (2016) and World War Z (2013).

28. Mark Stetson

Visual_effects | Le cinquième élément

Since 1995, Mark Stetson has been working as a visual effects supervisor. In 1997, he won a BAFTA (British Academy) Award for visual effects in his debut effort, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 2002, he won an Academy Award and his second BAFTA Award for visual effects in Peter Jackson's The ...

29. Robert Legato

Visual_effects | Titanic

Robert Legato was born on May 6, 1956 as Robert M. Legato. He is known for his work on Titanic (1997), Apollo 13 (1995) and Hugo (2011).

30. Ben Snow

Visual_effects | Iron Man

Ben Snow is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Iron Man 2 (2010).

31. John Nelson

Visual_effects | Iron Man

John Nelson graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies. After college, he made several films that won awards at film festivals and moved to California in 1979 to work for Robert Abel and Associates, first as a cameraman, then as a ...

32. John Bruno

Visual_effects | The Abyss

John Bruno is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), True Lies (1994) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).

33. Brian Johnson

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Brian Johnson is a award winning special and visual effects designer and director who for over 40 years provided his services to a multitude of film and television productions.

Johnson's career began in 1957 when he joined Anglo Scottish Pictures after meeting veteran effects artist and skilled ...

34. Andrew Adamson

Director | Shrek 2

Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and director, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...

35. John Rosengrant

Special_effects | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

John Rosengrant is known for his work on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Jurassic World (2015) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

36. Scott Squires

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Scott Squires is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), DragonHeart (1996) and The Mask (1994).