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Mitchell S. Drain

Graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mitch Drain moved to California to pursue a career in computer graphic art. Now employed by shade as a visual effects supervisor, Mitch resides with his family north of Los Angeles. In addition to his passion for his career, Mitch continues his lifelong pursuit of playing guitar with local ... See full bio »

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Minority Report
Minority Report Visual Effects
Independence Day
Independence Day Visual Effects
Stargate Visual Effects
Apocalypto Visual Effects


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  The Last Ship (TV Series) (Visual Effects Supervisor - 11 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (vfx supervisor - 4 episodes, 2016)
- Somos la Sangre (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Warriors (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Episode #5.6 (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Commitment (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- El Puente (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2018 Beautiful Boy (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
  Westworld (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 8 episodes, 2016) (VFX supervisor - 7 episodes, 2018)
- The Passenger (2018) ... (VFX supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Phase Space (2018) ... (VFX supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Akane no Mai (2018) ... (VFX supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Riddle of the Sphinx (2018) ... (VFX supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Virtù e Fortuna (2018) ... (VFX supervisor: Shade VFX)
  Sense8 (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 6 episodes, 2017) (Visual Effects Supervisor - 1 episode, 2018)
- Amor Vincit Omnia (2018) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- You Want a War? (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX - uncredited)
- If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX - uncredited)
- All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX - uncredited)
- I Have No Room in My Heart for Hate (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX - uncredited)
 2017 Monsters of God (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Inhumans (TV Mini-Series) (Visual Effects Supervisor - 7 episodes)
- ...And Finally: Black Bolt (2017) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Gentleman's Name is Gorgon (2017) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Something Inhuman This Way Comes... (2017) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Make Way for... Medusa (2017) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Divide and Conquer (2017) ... (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017/I The Babysitter (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Home Again (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Downsizing (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX) / (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Annabelle: Creation (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX) / (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX - as Mitch Drain)
 2017 All Eyez on Me (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Baywatch (Visual Effects Supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 Going in Style (visual effects supervisor)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island (vfx supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 6 episodes)
- The Miserable Mill: Part One (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Miserable Mill: Part Two (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Wide Window: Part Two (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Wide Window: Part One (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- The Reptile Room: Part One (2017) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2016 Live by Night (vfx supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (visual effects supervisor: shade vfx: visual effects)
 2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (vfx supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (vfx supervisor: Shade VFX)
  Jessica Jones (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes, 2015) (vfx on-set supervisor - 1 episode, 2015)
- AKA Smile (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- AKA Take a Bloody Number (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- AKA I've Got the Blues (2015) ... (vfx on-set supervisor: Shade VFX)
- AKA 1,000 Cuts (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2015 True Detective (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Omega Station (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Other Lives (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
- Down Will Come (2015) ... (visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX)
 2015 Run All Night (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Earth to Echo (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 This Means War (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 G-Force (visual effects supervisor: Asylum)
 2009 Duplicity (visual effects supervisor: Asylum - as Mitch Drain)
 2009 Friday the 13th (visual effects supervisor: Asylum)
 2009 The Unborn (visual effects supervisor: Asylum)
 2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Apocalypto (digital effects supervisor: Asylum)
 2006 When a Stranger Calls (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Sky High (visual effects supervisor: Asylum - as Mitchell Drain)
 2004 National Treasure (visual effects supervisor: second unit, Asylum)
 2004 Miracle (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (inferno artist: Asylum - as Mitch Drain)
 2002 Ticker (Short) (visual effects supervisor: Asylum - as Mitch Drain)
 2002 Unconditional Love (digital effects supervisor)
 2002 Minority Report (inferno artist: Asylum - as Mitch Drain)
 2002 Rollerball (visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media)
 2001 Black Hawk Down (inferno artist - as Mitch Drain)
 2000-2001 V.I.P. (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Valzheimer's (2001) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Amazon Val (2001) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Miss Con-Jeannie-Ality (2000) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 (visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media)
 2001 Swordfish (visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media)
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor: CFX - as Mitchell Drain)
 2001 Blue Caviar (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 The Virginian (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1999 End of Days (digital effects supervisor: CFX)
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (lead compositor - as Mitch Drain)
 1999 Providence (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor)
 1998/I Godzilla (compositing supervisor: CFX)
 1997 Flubber (compositing supervisor: CFX)
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Remember (1997) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Devil's Rainbow (1997) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Fear of Flying (1997) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Volcano (supervising digital artist: Digiscope)
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (supervising digital artist: Digiscope)
 1996 The Crow: City of Angels (supervising digital artist: Digiscope)
 1996 Kingpin (supervising digital artist: Digiscope)
 1996 Independence Day (supervising digital artist: Digiscope)
 1995 Cutthroat Island (supervising digital artist)
 1995 Wild Bill (digital artist: D.Rez Hollywood)
 1995 First Knight (supervising digital artist: CRC)
 1995 Judge Dredd (supervising digital artist: CRC - uncredited)
 1994 Stargate (domino artist: CRC - as Mitch S. Drain)
 1994 The Little Rascals (digital effects compositor - as Mitch Drain)
 1994 Windrunner (digital effects supervisor - as Mitch Drain)
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Alternate Names:

Mitch S. Drain | Mitchell Drain | Mitch Drain

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First cousin of retired screen actress Jennifer Runyon Corman.

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