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James Cummins (1959–2010)

James Thomas Cummins has been involved in all phases of the motion picture industry. Starting in 1980 as an illustrator and continuing as a special effects designer and, ultimately, screenwriter and director. Studying Film/Video and Character Animation at the California Institute of the Arts, he was awarded the only full scholarship granted by the ... See full bio »

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 1991 The Boneyard (concept designer)
 1989 DeepStar Six (sculptor)
 1986 House (creature design) / (creature effects designer: Backwood Films)
 1985 Enemy Mine (creature technician: Chris Walas Inc.) / (sculptor)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (special effects)
 1985 Alien Predator (special creature effects)
 1985 Cocoon (story board - uncredited)
 1983 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series) (special effects)
 1983 Strange Invaders (special effects)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (sculptor - uncredited)
 1982 Cat People (lab technician - uncredited)
 1982 The Beast Within (lab technician)
 1981 Heartbeeps (concept art - uncredited)
 1981 Dead & Buried (lab technician - uncredited)
 1981 The Intruder Within (TV Movie) (creature designer) / (creature sculptor)
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Author of the novel Cobblestones See more »

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Alternate Names:

J.T. Cummins

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Coined the FX term "Squid" defined as "a cloying FX fan.". See more »



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