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Dennis Skotak

Dennis Skotak was born on February 15, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Dennis John Skotak. He is known for his work on The Abyss (1989), Aliens (1986) and Batman Returns (1992). He was previously married to D.C. Fontana. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Abyss Visual Effects
Aliens Visual Effects
Batman Returns Visual Effects
Escape from New York Visual Effects


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 2015 Harbinger Down (model construction/set operation: 4Ward Productions) / (vfx/miniature photography: 4Ward Productions)
 2010 SP: The Motion Picture I (digital artist: 4Ward Productions)
 2009 The Hole (3D still photography: 4Ward Productions) / (visual effects director of photography: 4Ward Productions)
 2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (visual effects director of photography: 4Ward Productions)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (digital processes: 4 Ward Productions)
 2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) (miniature visual effects cinematographer)
 2003 X2: X-Men United (director of effects photography: Forrest Wave sequence, 4Ward Productions)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (visual effects cinematographer: 4 Ward Productions)
 1998 Hard Rain (visual effects director of photography)
 1997 Titanic (supervisor/director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Video short) (special miniature effects)
 1996 The Arrival (consulting director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1996 Bio-Dome (miniature consultant)
 1995 The Alien Within (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 1995 Tank Girl (director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1994 The Pagemaster (visual effects director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1994 Clifford (visual effects director of photography)
 1994 No Escape (visual effects director of photography)
 1993 Heart and Souls (supervising director of photography: 4-Ward Productions, Inc.)
 1992 Captain Ron (special miniature effects)
 1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (visual effects: 4-Ward Productions)
 1992 Batman Returns (supervising director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (visual effects consultant)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (supervising director of photography: 4-Ward Productions)
 1990 Syngenor (visual effects consultant)
 1989 The Abyss (director of photography: visual effects, LA surface unit)
 1988 Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here (visual effects supervisor)
 1986 Aliens (visual effects supervisor)
 1985 Creature (director of photography: The L.A. Effects Group Inc.) / (stage supervisor: The L.A. Effects Group Inc.)
 1983 Strange Invaders (visual effects consultant)
 1982 The Aftermath (visual effects)
 1982 Slapstick of Another Kind (director of photography: Private Stock Effects)
 1982 The Jupiter Menace (Documentary) (visual consultant: Private Stock Effects)
 1982 Forbidden World (director of photography: special visual effects)
 1981 Galaxy of Terror (supervising director of photography: special visual effects)
 1981 Escape from New York (director of photography: special visual effects)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (director of photography: special photographic effects) / (miniature design and construction)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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