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 »

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Known For

The Abyss
The Abyss Visual Effects
(1989)
Terminator 2
Terminator 2 Visual Effects
(1991)
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers Visual Effects
(1997)
Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky Visual Effects
(2001)

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 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)
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Trivia:

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).

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