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Founder and owner of Engine Room, Dan Schmit graduated from Cal-Arts in 1989 with a focus on directing experimental animation, motion control and optical compositing. After 12 years in the industry, Dan started Engine Room in 2001 as a hybrid studio that bridges the service areas of post visual effects, live action and motion graphic design. As ... See full bio »

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Known For

Alpha Dog
Alpha Dog Visual Effects
(2006)
A Single Man
A Single Man Visual Effects
(2009)
Pulse
Pulse Visual Effects
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Amityville: The Awakening (visual effects supervisor) (completed)
 2016 The Bad Batch (visual effects supervisor) (completed)
 2013-2016 Hit the Floor (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 31 episodes)
- Possession (2016) ... (visual effects producer)
- Loss (2016) ... (visual effects producer)
- Upset (2016) ... (visual effects producer)
- Killer Crossover (2016) ... (visual effects producer)
- Carrying (2016) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014-2015 Kirby Buckets (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 29 episodes)
- It's a Kirbyful Life (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Kirby Sells Out (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Balloonacy! (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Kirbinator (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- War and Pizza (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 The Walking Dead (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Always Accountable (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Now (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Here's Not Here (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2013-2015 2 Broke Girls (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 21 episodes)
- And the Wrecking Ball (2015) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- And the Disappointing Unit (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- And the Zero Tolerance (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- And the Fat Cat (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- And the Cupcake Captives (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015/I Burnt (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Scream: The TV Series (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 10 episodes)
- Revelations (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Dance (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Ghosts (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- In the Trenches (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Betrayed (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Clipped (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 3 episodes)
- Free Wednesday (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Mo's Ma (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- World's Rudest Barbershop (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014-2015 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 5 episodes)
- Sweet Foot Rides (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Santa's Little Harpers (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Field of Brains (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Get Sporty-er! (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Pilot (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2011-2015 Through the Wormhole (TV Series documentary) (visual effects producer - 20 episodes)
- Are We All Bigots? (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Is Poverty Genetic? (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Is God an Alien Concept? (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- How Do Aliens Think (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Is There a God Particle? (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Madam Secretary (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Face the Nation (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Standoff (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2015 Brain Games (TV Series documentary) (visual effects producer - 6 episodes)
- Memory (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Paranormal (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Money (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Morality (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
- Left vs. Right (2015) ... (visual effects producer)
 2015 Hoovey (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Selfie (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 13 episodes)
- I Woke Up Like This (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Stick in the Mud (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Perestroika (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Imperfect Harmony (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Follow Through (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 The Affair (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 5 episodes)
- 10 (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- 4 (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- 3 (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- 2 (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- 1 (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Man vs. the Universe (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects producer - 3 episodes)
- Mars is Ours (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- How to Kill an Asteroid (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Mining the Moon (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Something Wicked (visual effects producer)
 2014 Unstrung (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013-2014 Twisted (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 9 episodes)
- Sins of the Father (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Dead Men Tell Big Tales (2014) ... (visual effects producer)
- Out with the In-Crowd (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- Poison of Interest (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Truth Will Out (2013) ... (visual effects producer)
 2014 Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (TV Movie documentary) (visual effects producer)
 2014 Cloud 9 (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Time Warrior (visual effects supervisor - as Daniel Schmit)
 2012 Won't Back Down (visual effects producer)
 2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Make It or Break It (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 2 episodes)
- It Takes Two (2012) ... (visual effects producer)
- Smells Like Winner (2012) ... (visual effects producer)
 2012 Frenemies (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Geek Charming (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Curiosity (TV Series documentary) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Is There a Parallel Universe? (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
 2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 10 episodes)
- Beautiful Day (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
- Responsible (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
- Heartbreaker (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
- Dogs of War (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
- Nothing Compares 2 U (2011) ... (visual effects producer)
 2011 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (Video) (visual effects producer)
 2011 Lemonade Mouth (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Soul Surfer (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Burning Bright (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Den Brother (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 StarStruck (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 The Runaways (visual effects supervisor - as Daniel Schmit)
 2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (visual effects producer)
 2009 A Single Man (visual effects supervisor: Engine Room)
 2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Zeke and Luther (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 7 episodes)
- Luck Be a Rodent Tonight (2009) ... (visual effects producer)
- Skate Camp (2009) ... (visual effects producer)
- Cape Fear (2009) ... (visual effects producer)
- Pilot (2009) ... (visual effects producer)
- Crash and Learn (2009) ... (visual effects producer)
 2009 Jonas (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Band's Best Friend (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Keeping It Real (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Pizza Girl (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Groovy Movies (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Wrong Song (2009) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Princess Protection Program (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Saving Grace B. Jones (visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
 2009 Dadnapped (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Not Forgotten (visual effects producer)
 2008-2009 The Mentalist (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 9 episodes)
- Paint It Red (2009) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Red Rum (2009) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Red John's Friends (2009) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Red Brick and Ivy (2008) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Flame Red (2008) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
 2008 Bad Mother's Handbook (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2008 Alien Raiders (visual effects producer)
 2008 Night Life (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
  Cory in the House (TV Series) (senior visual effects supervisor - 16 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (visual effects supervisor - 6 episodes, 2007 - 2008) (visual effects director of photography - 1 episode, 2007)
- Mad Songs Pay So Much (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Macho Libre (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Sittin' Pretty (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Model Behavior (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Making the Braid (2008) ... (visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
 2008 The Cheetah Girls: One World (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Beer for My Horses (visual effects producer)
  The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV Series) (senior visual effects supervisor - 29 episodes, 2005 - 2008) (visual effects supervisor - 29 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- Benchwarmers (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Romancing the Phone (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Doin' Time in Suite 2330 (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
- Foiled Again (2008) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX - uncredited)
- Tiptonline (2007) ... (senior visual effects supervisor: Engine Room VFX)
 2008 Camp Rock (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Minutemen (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Phoebe in Wonderland (visual effects supervisor)
 2008/I Quid Pro Quo (visual effects supervisor)
 2006-2008 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 5 episodes)
- 4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days (2008) ... (visual effects producer - uncredited)
- Pictures of You (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
- Songs to Love and Die By (2006) ... (visual effects producer)
- Some You Give Away (2006) ... (visual effects producer)
- All These Things That I've Done (2006) ... (visual effects producer)
 2007 Bring It On: In It to Win It (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2003-2007 That's So Raven (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 100 episodes)
- Where There Is Smoke (2007) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Way They Were (2007) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Teacher's Pet (2007) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Dress Is Always Greener (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Rae of Sunshine (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Series) (visual effects director of photography - 1 episode)
- First Kiss (2007) ... (visual effects director of photography)
 2007 Twitches Too (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 High School Musical 2 (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Suburban Girl (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Dirt (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 13 episodes)
- Ita Missa Est (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
- Caught on Tape (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
- Pap Smeared (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Sexxx Issue (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
- This Is Not Your Father's Hostage Situation (2007) ... (visual effects producer)
 2007 Freedom Writers (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Them (TV Movie) (visual effects producer)
 2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Return to Halloweentown (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2006/I Pulse (visual effects producer) / (visual effects supervisor: Engine Room)
 2006 Southland Tales (fog elements: Engine Room)
 2006 The Oh in Ohio (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Alpha Dog (visual effects) / (visual effects supervisor: Engine Room)
 2006 High School Musical (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Twitches (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Campus Confidential (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Life Is Ruff (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Riding the Bus with My Sister (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Buffalo Dreams (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (visual effects producer: rocket cavern sequence)
 2004 Zenon: Z3 (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2004 Going to the Mat (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000-2003 Even Stevens (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 64 episodes)
- In Ren We Trust (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Leavin' Stevens (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Surf's Up (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Model Principal (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Stevens Manor (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (visual effects supervisor: additional effects)
 2003 Alex & Emma (visual effects producer)
 2003 The Even Stevens Movie (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 Darkness Falls (visual effects supervisor: additional effects)
 2003 DysFunktional Family (Documentary) (visual effects producer)
 2002 The Scream Team (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 Sunshine State (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 Teenage Caveman (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 Wishcraft (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 How to Make a Monster (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 The Center of the World (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 Phantom of the Megaplex (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 The Other Me (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 The Last Producer (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 The Trial of Old Drum (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 Miracle in Lane 2 (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 Up, Up, and Away! (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1999 The Thirteenth Year (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 The Lake (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 The Shadow Men (visual effects producer)
 1997 Asteroid (TV Movie) (special visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1995-1996 The Secret Life of Alex Mack (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 26 episodes)
- Images (1996) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Neighbor (1996) ... (visual effects producer)
- Operation: Breakout (1996) ... (visual effects producer)
- Working (1996) ... (visual effects producer)
- The Other Side: Part 2 (1996) ... (visual effects producer)
 1996 Omega Doom (visual effects producer)
 1996 Moll Flanders (visual effects producer)
 1996 Nemesis 3: Time Lapse (Video) (visual effects producer)
 1995 Sliders (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1995) ... (visual effects producer)
 1994 Tomcat Alley (Video Game) (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 The Hidden II (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 Lifepod (TV Movie) (producer: Stargate Films - as Dan Schmidt)
 1992 Afterburn (TV Movie) (technical designer: Stargate Films - as Dan Schmidt)
 1991 And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (special visual effects)
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