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Rocco Gioffre

Rocco Gioffre has created matte paintings for more than 100 films that have bridged two eras -- from the optical/photochemical domain to the modern digital palette. After apprenticing at age 18 on Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) for VFX supervisor Douglas Trumbull, Gioffre went on to become one of the founding members of Dream Quest ... See full bio »

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave Visual Effects
Star Trek
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Life of Pi
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 2015-2016 Game of Thrones (TV Series) (visual effects - 10 episodes)
- Battle of the Bastards (2016) ... (visual effects: Rodeo FX)
- No One (2016) ... (visual effects: Rodeo FX)
- The Door (2016) ... (visual effects: Rodeo FX)
- Book of the Stranger (2016) ... (visual effects: Rodeo FX)
- The Dance of Dragons (2015) ... (visual effects: Rodeo FX)
 2016 Black Sails (TV Series) (matte painter - 2 episodes)
- XXVIII. (2016) ... (matte painter: Rodeo FX)
- XXII. (2016) ... (matte painter: Rodeo FX)
 2016 Allegiant (matte painter: Rodeo FX)
 2015 By the Sea (matte painter: Rodeo FX)
 2015 The Last Witch Hunter (matte painter: Rodeo FX)
 2015 All These Voices (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Murder of a Cat (matte artist)
 2014 Wish I Was Here (matte artist)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (matte artist - uncredited)
 2013 12 Years a Slave (lead matte painter: Wildfire Post NOLA)
 2013 This Is the End (matte painter: Drawn by the Light)
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie) (matte artist)
 2012 Life of Pi (matte painter: Rhythm & Hues Studios)
 2011 The Muppets (matte artist)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (matte artist - uncredited)
 2011 Priest (matte artist)
 2011/II The Escape (Short) (matte artist)
 2010 The Tourist (matte artist)
 2010 The Last Airbender (matte artist)
 2009 Through the Air to Calais or the Wonderful Cruise of Blanchard's Balloon (Short) (digital compositor) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Star Trek (matte artist: Svengali FX)
 2009 Watchmen (matte artist: Svengali FX)
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX)
 2008 The Forbidden Kingdom (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX)
 2007 I Am Legend (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX)
 2007/II Mine (Short) (visual effects)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX - uncredited)
 2007 Interstate (matte painter)
 2007 The Reaping (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX)
 2006 Eragon (visual effects supervisor: Svengali FX)
 2006 Apocalypto (supervising matte artist: Svengali Visual Effects)
 2006 The Celestine Prophecy (visual effects supervisor: Svengali)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (senior matte artist: Svengali Visual Effects - uncredited) / (visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects)
 2005 Nearing Grace (visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects)
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick (matte artist)
 2004 Van Helsing (matte artist)
 2004 Garden State (visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects)
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (matte artist - 4 episodes)
- Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... (matte artist)
- Beyond Nelly (2003) ... (matte artist)
- Stop Moving! (2003) ... (matte artist)
- Part 1: Millennium Approaches (2003) ... (matte artist)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (matte artist)
 2002 Equilibrium (senior matte painter: R!OT)
 2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash (senior matte artist: R!OT Pictures)
 2002 The Scorpion King (senior matte artist: R!OT Pictures)
 2002 Queen of the Damned (matte artist)
 2001 The One (matte painter)
 2001 To Ease the Loss (Short) (matte artist)
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series) (digital matte painting - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (digital matte painting)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (digital matte painting)
 2000 Little Nicky (matte artist)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (matte artist: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (matte artist: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Annie (TV Movie) (matte artist)
 1999 Mystery Men (senior matte painter: POP Film & Animation)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (matte painting supervisor: POP Animation)
 1998 Almost Heroes (matte artist)
 1997 RocketMan (matte artist)
 1996 The Winner (matte artist)
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video) (matte artist)
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (matte artist)
 1995 First Knight (matte artist - uncredited)
 1995 Rob Roy (matte artist - uncredited)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (matte artist)
 1994 Pontiac Moon (matte artist)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (matte artist)
 1993 Cliffhanger (matte artist)
 1993 RoboCop 3 (matte artist)
  Cuentos de Borges (TV Series) (matte artist - 1 episode, 1992) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode, 1992)
- Death and the Compass (1992) ... (matte artist) / (visual effects supervisor)
 1991 Hook (matte artist)
 1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (matte artist)
 1991 Highway to Hell (matte painter)
 1991 City Slickers (matte artist)
 1990 Legacy (matte artist)
 1990 Predator 2 (matte artist)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (matte painting crew)
 1990 RoboCop 2 (matte painter)
 1990 Gate 2: The Trespassers (matte painter - as Rocco Gloffre)
 1990 Catchfire (miniatures)
 1989 Harlem Nights (matte artist)
 1989 Old Gringo (matte artist - uncredited)
 1989 Paint It Black (matte painter)
 1987 Throw Momma from the Train (matte artist)
 1987 Walker (matte artist)
 1987 Who's That Girl (matte artist)
 1987 RoboCop (matte painter)
 1986 Armed and Dangerous (matte artist)
 1986 Back to School (matte artist)
 1986 Short Circuit (matte artist) / (special visual effects)
 1986 Acceptable Risks (TV Movie) (matte artist - uncredited)
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series) (matte artist - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (matte artist - 1986, uncredited)
- Dream West (1986) ... (matte artist - 1986, uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 ... (matte artist - 1986, uncredited)
 1985 American Flyers (matte painting: DQI - uncredited)
 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure (special visual effects: DQI - uncredited)
 1985 D.A.R.Y.L. (matte artist)
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie) (matte artist)
 1984 Dreamscape (matte artist)
 1984 Gremlins (matte artist)
 1983 Deal of the Century (matte artist)
 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation (matte artist: DQI)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (matte artist - segment "3")
 1983 Blue Thunder (matte artist)
 1982 Blade Runner (matte artist - uncredited)
 1981 One from the Heart (matte artist)
 1981 Caveman (matte artist)
 1980 Caddyshack (matte paintings)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (additional matte paintings)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (assistant matte artist)
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