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Joseph J. Lawson

Over his career, Joe Lawson has filled many roles as a filmmaker: director, writer, practical and digital visual effects supervisor and artist, storyboard artist, voice-over artist and actor as well as directing animated and live action productions including five features, commercials, Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, Animal Armageddon and ... See full bio »

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 2017 Troy the Odyssey (visual effects supervisor) (post-production)
 2017 Death House (visual effects artist) (completed)
 2015 Angels Apocalypse (visual effects artist) (completed)
 2016 Dances with Werewolves (visual effects)
 2016 10 Year Reunion (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Isle of the Dead (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 2 Lava 2 Lantula! (TV Movie) (visual effects artist)
 2016 In the Name of Ben Hur (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Honeymoon From Hell (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Independents' Day (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Izzie's Way Home (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Sniper: Special Ops (visual effects artist)
 2016 Dead 7 (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 The Other Wife (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 2016 Terror Birds (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 Zoombies (visual effects coordinator)
 2015 Stormageddon (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Martian Land (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Night of the Wild (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Lavalantula (TV Movie) (digital compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 3-Headed Shark Attack (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (visual effects)
 2015 San Andreas Quake (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Avengers Grimm (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (visual effects supervisor)
 2015/I Bound (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Jurassic City (digital compositor) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Ardennes Fury (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Santa Claws (compositing) / (visual effects department supervisor)
 2014 Spidora (Short) (digital effects)
 2014 Mercenaries (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Hercules Reborn (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Age of Tomorrow (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014/II Sleeping Beauty (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Asteroid vs Earth (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 The Coed and the Zombie Stoner (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Asian School Girls (Video) (visual effects department surpervisor)
 2014 Bermuda Tentacles (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Airplane vs. Volcano (Video) (visual effects)
 2014 Apocalypse Pompeii (visual effects)
 2014 Android Cop (visual effects artist) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Attila (visual effects)
 2013 A Snow Globe Christmas (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Abner, the Invisible Dog (special digital effects) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Alone for Christmas (Video) (compositing) / (opening credits animation) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 13/13/13 (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Age of Dinosaurs (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Sharknado (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Atlantic Rim (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 AE: Apocalypse Earth (Video) (visual effects)
 2013 Battledogs (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor - as Joe Lawson)
 2013 Jack the Giant Killer (lead digital artist) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 12/12/12 (visual effects)
 2012 40 Days and Nights (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Clash of the Empires (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Rise of the Zombies (visual effects supervisor - as Joseph L. Lawson)
 2012 Hold Your Breath (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Golden Winter (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Super Cyclone (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Shark Week (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Bigfoot (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Bikini Spring Break (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Nazis at the Center of the Earth (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 American Warships (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Fortress (Video) (cgi artist)
 2012 Air Collision (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Grimm's Snow White (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Red Tails (pre-visualization artist: Radical 3D)
 2012 2-Headed Shark Attack (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 The Amityville Haunting (Video) (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 11/11/11 (Video) (compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2011 Zombie Apocalypse (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 3 Musketeers (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Dragon Crusaders (Video) (compositor) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 A Haunting in Salem (Video) (motion graphic artist)
 2011 Born Bad (Video) (compositor)
 2011 2012: Ice Age (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Almighty Thor (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Battle of Los Angeles (Video) (digital compositor) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (TV Movie) (digital compositor) / (visual effects supervisor - as Joe Lawson)
 2010 Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (Video) (digital compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2010 2010: Moby Dick (Video) (compositor) / (visual effects artist)
  Caprica (TV Series) (cgi artist - 4 episodes, 2010) (CGI artist - 3 episodes, 2010) (visual effects artist - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (cg artist - 2 episodes, 2010)
- The Dirteaters (2010) ... (cgi artist - uncredited)
- Retribution (2010) ... (cg artist - as Joseph Lawson)
- Unvanquished (2010) ... (cg artist - as Joseph Lawson)
- End of Line (2010) ... (cgi artist - uncredited)
- Ghosts in the Machine (2010) ... (cgi artist - uncredited)
 2010 Titanic II (Video) (compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2010 Airline Disaster (Video) (digital compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2010 The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (Video) (digital compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2010 Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story (TV Movie documentary) (digital compositor) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2009 Alien Earths (TV Movie documentary) (cgi artist)
 2009 Infestation (digital effects artist)
  Animal Armageddon (TV Series documentary) (vfx/cg supervisor - 7 episodes, 2009) (digital compositor - 4 episodes, 2009) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode, 2009)
- Panic in the Sky (2009) ... (digital compositor) / (vfx/cg supervisor)
- Doomsday (2009) ... (digital compositor) / (vfx/cg supervisor)
- Hell on Earth (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Death Rays (2009) ... (vfx/cg supervisor)
- Strangled ... (digital compositor) / (vfx/cg supervisor)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 1 episode)
- Grace (2008) ... (visual effects artist)
 2008 Ghost Voyage (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Bats: Human Harvest (TV Movie) (visual effects artist: U.S. unit)
 2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill (Video) (digital effects artist)
 2007 Lake Placid 2 (TV Movie) (visual effects artist: U.S.) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Reign of the Gargoyles (TV Movie) (digital effects artist)
 2007 Grendel (TV Movie) (digital effects artist)
 2006 Basilisk: The Serpent King (TV Movie) (visual effects artist: U.S.)
 2006 Dragon Dynasty (TV Movie) (additional matte painter) / (visual effects artist) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Roach Approach: The Mane Event (Video) (digital compositor) / (visual effects artist)
 2004 Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (digital artist: Rhythm & Hues)
 2003 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series) (visual effects artist - 2 episodes)
- Horizon (2003) ... (visual effects artist)
- Judgment (2003) ... (visual effects artist)
 2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (TV Series) (CGI director - 1 episode)
- Funeral for a Friend (2000) ... (CGI director - as Montana Joe Lawson)
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