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Joe Harkins is a Visual Effects Supervisor known for his work on VFX driven films featuring computer generated (CG) character work. He was granted a patent from Sony Pictures Entertainment for co-inventing a muscle system used at Imageworks on Beowulf (2007), Spiderman 3 (2007)_, and I Am Legend (2007). Joe was also nominated in 2012 for an MTV VMA... See full bio »
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  Zero Day (Short) (visual effects supervisor) (post-production)
 2017 Juarez 2045 (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 The Purge: Election Year (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 The Legend of Tarzan (animation director: rising sun pictures)
 2016 Gods of Egypt (animation director: rising sun pictures)
 2015 Pan (animation director: Rising Sun Pictures)
 2013 Steve Aoki: Singularity (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Beautiful Creatures (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Hugo (visual effects and digital environments: Uncharted Territory - as Joseph M. Harkins)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (cg supervisor)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (character supervisor)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (digital supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2009 Avatar (visual effects: Hydraulx - as Joseph M. Harkins)
 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (character supervisor)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (character supervisor)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (character supervisor)
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (cg supervisor)
 2008 Meet Dave (animator)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (animator)
 2007 I Am Legend (lead character setup)
 2007 Beowulf (senior character rigger)
 2007 Ghost Rider (character setup lead: SPI) / (lead character rigger: SPI)
 2006 300 (lead character setup)
 2006 Open Season (senior character rigger: SPI)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (senior character technical director: Hydraulx)
 2005 Son of the Mask (character setup: Tippett Studio)
 2005 Constantine (character setup: Tippett Studio)
 2004 Hellboy (character setup: Tippett Studio)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (character setup: Tippett Studio)
 2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (TV Movie) (character supervisor)
 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (character setup)
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Joseph M. Harkins

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Full Sail University Graduate.

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