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Phil Tippett


Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures. As a child of seven, Phil was profoundly inspired by Ray ... See full bio »

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 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (animation supervisor) / (character designer)
 2001 Evolution (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 The Haunting (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 My Favorite Martian (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Starship Troopers (creature visual effects supervisor)
 1996 DragonHeart (designer: dragon designs)
 1996 Tremors II: Aftershocks (Video) (CG supervisor: Tippett Studio) / (CGI creatures: Tippett Studio)
 1995 Three Wishes (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 RoboCop 3 (stop motion animation sequences)
 1990 RoboCop 2 (animation sequences: Robocop 2)
 1988 Willow (visual effects: ILM)
 1987 RoboCop (ED-209 sequences creator)
 1987 House II: The Second Story (stop motion supervisor)
 1986 The Golden Child (demon supervisor: ILM)
 1986 Howard the Duck (stop motion supervisor: ILM visual effects unit)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (effects creative consultant: ILM)
 1981 Dragonslayer (dragon supervisor: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1978 Piranha (creature designer and animator) / (model construction - uncredited)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (stop motion animation: miniature and optical effects unit - as Philip Tippett)
 1977 The Crater Lake Monster (miniatures builder - uncredited)
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A dinosaur species is named after him: Elaphrosaurus philtippettorum. "Elaphrosaurus" means "light lizard" and was probably a ceratosaur; the humerus bone found in Colorado was named by Stephan Pickering in 1995. (The name does not quite conform to dinosaur-naming protocols: it should have been Elaphrosaurus philtippetti.) See more »

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