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Paul D. Johnson (1949–2003)

Paul Johnson, a native of California, attended Taft High and worked a JBL before joining the movie industry. He was the pioneer of motion control. While working for the now defunct Apogee, the company that assisted George Lucas with Star Wars, a wire wrapper at the time, he had his first exposure to a motion control system. After examining he ... See full bio »

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(age 54) in California, USA

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Known For

Predator
Predator Visual Effects
(1987)
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Insurrection Visual Effects
(1998)
Spaceballs
Spaceballs Visual Effects
(1987)
Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow Visual Effects
(1996)

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 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (physical production technologist: Blue Sky/VIFX - as Paul Johnson)
 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (director of physical production technology)
 1998 The X Files (motion control technologist: model shop & miniature photography)
 1997 Titanic (motion control operator: VIFX - as Paul Johnson)
 1996 Broken Arrow (motion control programmer: miniatures)
 1991 Hook (effects animator - as Paul Johnson)
 1990 Ghost Dad (software development: Apogee Productions)
 1989 Little Monsters (optical crew: R/Greenberg - as Paul Johnson)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (electronics - as Paul Johnson)
 1987 Spaceballs (motion control programmer: Apogee, Inc. - as Paul Johnson)
 1987 Predator (animation and rotoscope - as Paul Johnson)
 1985 Lifeforce (special visual effects crew - as Paul Johnson)
 1982 Firefox (electronics: Apogee, Inc. - as Paul Johnson)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (electronic designer: Apogee, Inc. - as Paul Johnson)
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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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