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John Michael Courte

One of the better sci-fi and technical VFX people in the field, John Courte also has a great deal of experience as a musician, specializing in Industrial, Techno, House and Ambient music. He also holds legendary status in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan as one of the most respected club DJ's from the 80s and 90s. Courte's resume is further enhanced... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element Visual Effects
I Am Legend
I Am Legend Visual Effects
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Visual Effects
Godzilla Visual Effects


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 2010 6 Souls (lead lighter: Asylum - as John Courte)
 2009 The Unborn (effects artist: Asylum - as John Courte)
 2007 I Am Legend (digital effects artist: SPI)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (effects animator: SPI - as John Courte)
 2002 The Time Machine (technical director: Digital Domain)
 2002 We Were Soldiers (3d effects animator: Digital Domain - as John Courte)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (technical developer: Digital Domain - as John Courte)
 2001 Stormrider (CG effects animator)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (digital artist - uncredited)
 2000/I Supernova (digital team lead: Digital Domain)
 1998/I Godzilla (effects animator: CFX)
 1997 Titanic (digital paraphernalia artist: Digital Domain - as John Courte)
 1997 The Fifth Element (digital artist)
 1997 Dante's Peak (R&D lava development: Digital Domain - as John Courte)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Short) (digital artist)
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 1999 Cold Call (Short)

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Other Works:

Keyboards/Composing, Industrial Engineering Corps, 1990-1994

Alternate Names:

John Courte

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