No photo available. Represent Adam J. Ely? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 310,326 this week

Adam J. Ely

Raised in Johnson City, Tennessee. Attended Science Hill High School. Received his BS degree from East Tennessee State University in 2002. Received his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2007. Son of Paris Ely and Sissy Onks, brother to Meredith Stewart. Has always been fascinated by and passionate for visual effects and storytelling. Has ... See full bio »

"No Small Parts" IMDb Exclusive: Kodi Smit-McPhee

Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse. What are some other roles he's played over the years?

Watch the video

On Amazon Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Adam J. Ely's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Avatar Visual Effects
Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 Visual Effects
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda Visual Effects
Happy Feet
Happy Feet Visual Effects


Hide Hide Show Show Visual effects (17 credits)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (generalist: GenDept: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (matte painting supervisor: Dreamworks Animation)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar (matte painting lead: Dreamworks Animation)
 2012 Possum (Short) (digital effects)
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (matte painter: Dreamworks Animation)
 2011 Puss in Boots (matte painter: Dreamworks Animation)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (matte painter: Weta Digital Ltd.)
 2009 Avatar (matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (conceptual artist: Weta Digital)
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (digital modeler: Weta Digital Ltd.)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda (digital matte painter: PDI/Dreamworks)
 2007 Bee Movie (additional matte painter)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots - uncredited)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
 2007 The Last Mimzy (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
 2006 Happy Feet (digital matte painter: Giant Killer Robots)
 2006 World Trade Center (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)

Personal Details


6' 2" (1.88 m)

Did You Know?

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
VFX on Bottle Rocket Wars redsilas
Discuss Adam J. Ely on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page