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John Butiu

He was born in Davao City, Philippines in March 15, 1972 and moved to the United States at the age of five. He grew up in New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles where he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena studying Transportation/Car Design. He is self taught in 3D animation and graphics early in his career. His parents are Romeo... See full bio »
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 2011 Arthur Christmas (digital artist: previz)
 2011 Green Lantern (digital artist: previz)
 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (visual development)
 2008 Open Season 2 (visual effects)
 2007 Surf's Up (senior character modeler: SPI)
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (head of modeling - 1 episode)
- The Zit (2006) ... (head of modeling)
 2006 Open Season (senior character modeler: SPI)
 2006 Click (senior modeler: Sony Pictures Imageworks - uncredited)
 2006 Superman Returns (senior modeler: SPI)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (character modeler: SPI) / (hard surface modeler: SPI)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (modeler: SPI)
 2005 Chicken Little (character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
 2005 Transporter 2 (senior character modeler)
 2004 The Polar Express (senior character modeler: SPI)
 2004 The Forgotten (senior modeler: SPI)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (lead digital modeler: Weta Digital)
 2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic (Short) (character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (character modeler: SPI)
 2001 The Magic Lamp 3D (Short) (senior character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
 2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (digital artist) / (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
 1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (character modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
 1998 Race for Atlantis (Short) (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
 1998 Star Trek the Experience: The Klingon Encounter (Short) (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control (modeler: Rhythm & Hues - uncredited)
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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He has two younger sisters, Melody and Precious.

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