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Bruce Nicholson (born 1948) is a visual effects artist who has won 2 Academy Awards for The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), and also nominated for Poltergeist (1982). Nicholson was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and entered the film business in 1974 after attending film school at UCLA and Sherwood Oaks Film ... See full bio »

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Poltergeist Visual Effects


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 2013/I Elysium (compositor: Image Engine)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (compositor: Digital Domain)
 2012 Battleship (digital compositor - uncredited)
 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (digital compositor)
 2011 Real Steel (digital compositor)
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (digital compositor)
 2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (digital compositor)
 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (digital compositor)
 2008 Australia (compositor: Evil Eye Pictures)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (digital compositor)
 2008 Speed Racer (digital compositor)
 2007 I Am Legend (digital compositor)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (digital compositor)
 2006 Charlotte's Web (digital compositor)
 2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend (digital compositor: Digital Domain)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (digital compositor - uncredited)
 2005 Æon Flux (digital compositor)
 2005 Constantine (digital artist: ESC Entertainment)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (digital compositor)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (digital compositor)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (digital compositor)
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor: Pinnacle Studios)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor: Pinnacle Studios)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor: Pinnacle Studios)
 2000 Reindeer Games (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Armageddon (visual effects supervisor: Tippett Studio)
 1996 Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (Short documentary) (supervisor: Star Wars sequence)
 1995 Village of the Damned (visual effects supervisor)
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 The Meteor Man (visual effects supervisor)
 1992 Memoirs of an Invisible Man (visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Ghost (visual effects supervisor: ILM)
 1989 Always (visual effects supervisor)
 1989 Field of Dreams (visual effects supervisor: ILM)
 1988 Willow (optical supervisor: ILM)
 1987 *batteries not included (visual effects supervisor)
 1986 Howard the Duck (optical consultant: ILM visual effects unit)
 1985 Enemy Mine (Compositing Supervisor)
 1985 Explorers (visual effects supervisor)
 1984 Starman (supervisor of special effects)
 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1984 The NeverEnding Story (optical supervisor)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1982 Poltergeist (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1981 Dragonslayer (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1981 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (optical photography supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (optical photography: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (assistant cameraman)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (optical camera assistant: miniature and optical effects unit) / (visual effects supervisor: ILM - 1997 special version)
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