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Born in Miami, Florida, to a family of puppeteers, Leonora and Gerald Chapin (who was confined to a wheelchair after being stricken with polio), Robert Chapin (Bob) grew up making movies with his brother Stuart. He attended drama and music classes throughout junior high and high school, and in 1982 he received a music scholarship to Miami Dade ... See full bio »


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American Beauty
American Beauty Visual Effects
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski Visual Effects


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 2016 Abby Normal (TV Short) (dynamics artist)
 2016 Dr. Hackam, Vampire Therapist (Short) (visual effects)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (digital artist)
 2015/I The Hunted (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (visual effects artist)
 2015 Banshee (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- A Fixer of Sorts (2015) ... (visual effects)
 2014 The Flash (TV Series) (visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Flash vs. Arrow (2014) ... (visual effects)
- Power Outage (2014) ... (visual effects)
 2013-2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV Series) (visual effects - 13 episodes)
- And They Lived... (2014) ... (visual effects)
- To Catch a Thief (2014) ... (visual effects)
- Heart of the Matter (2014) ... (visual effects)
- Dirty Little Secrets (2014) ... (visual effects)
- Nothing to Fear (2014) ... (visual effects)
 2013 A Country Christmas (visual effects supervisor)
  Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (visual effects - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (visual effects artist - 1 episode, 2012)
- The Outsider (2013) ... (visual effects)
- Queen of Hearts (2012) ... (visual effects)
- A Land Without Magic (2012) ... (visual effects artist)
 2011/II The Box (Short) (digital effects)
 2011 The Grey (visual effects artist)
 2010 Overlords, Incorporated (Short) (digital effects)
 2010 The Hunted (TV Series) (visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Infiltration: Part 2 (2010) ... (visual effects)
- Infiltration: Part 1 (2010) ... (visual effects)
 2010 Shutter Island (digital effects supervisor: New Deal Studios)
 2009 The Macabre World of Lavender Williams (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (digital effects supervisor: New Deal Studios - uncredited)
 2009 Allure (Short) (visual effects)
 2009 Watchmen (previs artist - uncredited)
 2008 100 Feet (digital supervisor)
 2008 Iron Man (previs artist - uncredited)
 2008 Paraiso Travel (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Cloverfield (visual effects - uncredited)
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (visual effects - uncredited)
 2007 Chuck (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Crown Vic (2007) ... (visual effects - uncredited)
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Identity (2007) ... (visual effects - uncredited)
 2007 The Red Chalk (Short) (digital artist)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (visual effects: Hammerhead Productions)
 2006 Night at the Museum (visual effects - uncredited)
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (effects animator: Hammerhead)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (visual effects)
 2006 There & Back: Ashley Parker Angel (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 10 episodes)
- The Season Finale (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Weekend in Vegas (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Chore Night (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Whatever It Takes (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Pop the Question (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Invasion (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2005) ... (visual effects)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (visual effects)
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- 4x4 (2005) ... (visual effects - uncredited)
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick (visual effects)
 2004 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 X-Men 2 (visual effects)
 2002 The Bacchae (visual effects director)
 2002 Queen of the Damned (visual effects)
 2001 The Animal (visual effects)
 2000 The Privateers (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 2000 Almost Famous (3D artist: MVFX)
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (digital artist)
 2000 The Convent (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 American Beauty (3D artist: CFC/MVFX)
 1999 Muppets from Space (visual effects)
 1998 Mighty Joe Young (visual effects)
 1998 The Tempest (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 1998 Pleasantville (visual effects - uncredited)
 1998 Armageddon (CG animator: CFC - as 'Dr. Bob' Chapin)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (visual effects - uncredited)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (3D digital artist)
 1997 Deadlock (visual effects)
 1997 Lancelot: Guardian of Time (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 The Devil's Advocate (computer animator: CFC)
 1997 Trojan War (visual effects - uncredited)
 1997 Con Air (computer graphics effects: CFC)
 1997 Dante's Peak (visual effects - uncredited)
 1996 My Fellow Americans (visual effects)
 1996 Extreme Measures (visual effects - uncredited)
 1996 Alaska (visual effects)
 1996 Matilda (visual effects - uncredited)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (special visual effects: CFC)
 1996 Before and After (visual effects)
 1996 White Squall (visual effects - uncredited)
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little (visual effects)
 1993 RoboCop 3 (production support: PDI - as Bob Chapin)
 1992 The Babe (film recordist/assistant animator: PDI - as Bob Chapin)
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