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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 »
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 2015 Me and My Shadow (lead matte painter: Dreamworks Animation) (filming)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar (matte painting lead: Dreamworks Animation) (post-production)
 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 (digital matte painter: PDI/Dreamworks)
 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)
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 2013 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (associate producer - 1 episode)
- Best Kept Secret (2013) ... (associate producer)
 2013 Best Kept Secret (Documentary) (associate producer)
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 2001 Bottle Rocket Wars (Short) (pyrotechnician)
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 2001 Bottle Rocket Wars (Short) (concept artist)

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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