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Christopher Swift
Special Effects, Avatar
Lance Anderson
Makeup Department, Dawn of the Dead
Richard J. Landon
Special Effects, Jurassic Park
Alec Gillis
Special Effects, AVP: Alien vs. Predator
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")...
Howard Berger
Makeup Department, Lone Survivor
John Rosengrant
Special Effects, Jurassic World
Willis H. O'Brien
Visual Effects, King Kong
In 1949, 16 years after his ground breaking work on "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla picture for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack called "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would animate most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up with the designs for the film...
Shane Mahan
Special Effects, Big Fish
Steve Wang
Special Effects, Predator
Rick Lazzarini
Special Effects, Aliens
Rick Lazzarini is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Character Shop, creating fantastic creatures, puppets and animatronic effects for over twenty five years. Lazzarini has built and puppeteered creations from a miniature six inch replica of Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell for "Hook," to life- sized elephants for "Operation Dumbo Drop"...
Kevin Yagher
Makeup Department, Bones
Beginning with such characters as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and Chucky in the "Child's Play" films, Kevin Yagher has established himself as one of the top make-up effects artists by developing and creating life-like creatures, aliens, animals and humans with meticulous detail. His company, Kevin Yagher Productions Inc...
Billy Bryan
Special Effects, Dreamcatcher
David Allen
Visual Effects, Ghostbusters II
Carlo Rambaldi
Special Effects, Alien
Greg Nicotero
Makeup Department, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Gifted SFX and make-up wizard, who learned his trade under the watchful eye of SFX splatter guru Tom Savini. Nicotero and buddies, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman started KNB Efx Group in 1988 and the group has provided eye-popping & jaw dropping special effects for major Hollywood releases including The Green Mile, Vanilla Sky, Sin City and Land of the Dead.
Tony Gardner
Makeup Department, 127 Hours
Known best for the films "127 Hours," "Zombieland," and"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," as well as his work with Daft Punk, Tony Gardner began his film career working on "Michael Jackson's Thriller" under the auspices of Rick Baker. His very first independent FX job was an animatronic Half-Corpse for...
Stuart Conran
Makeup Department, Shaun of the Dead
Steve Johnson
Special Effects, Spider-Man 2
James Kagel
Special Effects, Spider-Man
David W. Mosher
Special Effects, Little Monsters
Douglas J. Stewart
Costume and Wardrobe Department, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Doug joined the Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 In 2002 as a "Specialty Costume Manufacturer", which allows him to work on all aspects in the creation of a costume, to apply all of his knowledge, techniques and skills from his 20+ years within the special creature/character/makeup effects industry and more...
Mark Shostrom
Born in 1956, Mark grew up in Hong Kong during the 1970s. He became interested in makeup after seeing Bride of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff. In Hong Kong, Mark became friends with Karloff's widow Evelyn, who encouraged him to pursue makeup. He corresponded with John Chambers, makeup designer for...
Mark Bryan Wilson
Special Effects, Men in Black
Robert Clark
Special Effects, Fast Five
Gary J. Tunnicliffe
Makeup Department, Gone Girl
Gary J. Tunnicliffe has been working in the make up fx industry for the last 23 years, first starting work on the prosthetics for the stage productions of 'The Phantom of the Opera' then working at the famous Pinewood studios in England for three years before making the move to Los Angeles and eventually forming his own company 'Two Hours in the Dark Inc'...
Christopher Allen Nelson
Makeup Department, Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Christopher Allen Nelson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15. While studying acting, he established himself as one of the top Special FX Make-up Artists in the industry, learning acting first hand from the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Mike Myers, Robin Williams...
Walt Conti
Special Effects, Cast Away
Don Chandler
Special Effects, King Kong
Mark 'Crash' McCreery
Visual Effects, Jurassic World
Born to an Air-Force family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Crash spent his early childhood in the vagabond style of military life. Most of his early training began from observing nature, where he gained a deep appreciation for the natural order of things. He seemed to have developed an understanding of light and shade and how objects related to one another...
Screaming Mad George
Special Effects, Predator