Van Ling was born in 1963. He is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2 (1991) and Starship Troopers (1997). See full bio »


Danai Gurira Wants to Be the Hulk

The cast of Avengers: Infinity War reveal the character they would want to swap roles with in the MCU.

See the role swaps

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Van Ling's work have you seen?

User Polls

3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Abyss
The Abyss Visual Effects
Terminator 2
Terminator 2 Visual Effects
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers Visual Effects
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Visual Effects


Hide Hide Show Show Visual effects (33 credits)
 2016 A Beautiful Day (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Last Man Standing (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 The Walking Dead (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes)
- TS-19 (2010) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Wildfire (2010) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Documentary) (motion graphics)
 2009 Public Enemies (compositing supervisor: Illusion Arts)
 2008/I Milk (digital artist: Illusion Arts)
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series) (compositor - 7 episodes)
- Peacefield (2008) ... (compositor: Illusion Arts)
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... (compositor: Illusion Arts)
- Unite or Die (2008) ... (compositor: Illusion Arts)
- Reunion (2008) ... (compositor: Illusion Arts)
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... (compositor: Illusion Arts)
 2006/I Pulse (digital artist: Live Wire Productions)
 2001 Vanilla Sky (digital animation supervisor: Ranchworks Unlimited)
 2001 Not Another Teen Movie (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 The Way of the Gun (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 Drive Me Crazy (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE - uncredited)
 1999 Vendetta (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1999/II Requiem (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1998/I Soldier (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Doctor Dolittle (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1998 Paulie (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1998 Deep Rising (visual effects supervisor: Banned From The Ranch Entertainment)
 1997 The Jackal (graphics supervisor: BFTRE)
 1997 Starship Troopers (visual effects supervisor: Banned from the Ranch Entertainment)
 1997 Titanic (visual effects supervisor: BFTRE)
 1997 Dante's Peak (graphics supervisor: BFTRE)
 1997 The Relic (computer graphics supervisor)
 1996 Video Essentials (Video documentary) (digital artist)
 1996 Twister (computer graphics designer/supervisor: BFTRE)
 1995 Congo (display graphics supervisor: BFTRE)
 1991 Terminator 2 (creative supervisor/visual effects coordinator)
 1989 The Abyss (visual effects liaison: Mr. Cameron)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
Show Show Animation department (1 credit)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

DVD menus: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »


Did You Know?


Built a life size replica of the Aliens (1986) power loader for a bet, which got the attention of James Cameron, who then hired Ling for his next project The Abyss (1989).

Contribute to This Page