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Robert Skotak

Robert Skotak is known for his work on Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Escape from New York (1981). See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

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


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 2015 Harbinger Down (model construction/set operation: 4Ward Productions) / (visual effects supervisor) / (visual effects supervisor: 4Ward Productions)
 2012 Shot on the Spot (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 SP: The Motion Picture II (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Cosmic Origins 3D (Documentary) (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 SP: The Motion Picture I (visual effects supervisor)
 2010/I Road to Nowhere (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 The Hole (visual effects sequence designer: Los Angeles, 4Ward Productions) / (visual effects supervisor: 4Ward Productions)
 2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (visual effects supervisor: 4Ward Productions)
 2007 Anamorph (matte artist: Whodoo EFX) / (special animator: Whodoo EFX)
 2006 Trapped Ashes (special visual consultant) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Stanley's Girlfriend (Short) (special visual consultant)
 2006 Failure to Launch (visual effects consultant: Whodoo EFX)
 2004 The Stepford Wives (visual effects art director: Whodoo EFX)
 2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (Video) (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 X2: X-Men United (visual effects supervisor: 4 Ward productions)
 2003 Young MacGyver (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 2002 The Tuxedo (visual effects design)
 2002 Joe and Max (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (visual effects supervisor: 4 Ward Productions)
 1998 Hard Rain (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1997 Mousehunt (visual effects supervisor: 4-ward productions)
 1997 Titanic (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1996 Mars Attacks! (visual effects designer: 4-Ward Productions - uncredited)
 1996 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (Video short) (special miniature effects)
 1996 The Arrival (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1995 The Alien Within (TV Movie) (visual effects)
 1995 Tank Girl (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1994 The Pagemaster (visual effects producer: 4-Ward Productions) / (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1994 Clifford (visual effects supervisor)
 1994 No Escape (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 Heart and Souls (visual effects supervisor: 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 (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor: 4-ward productions)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (special visual effects sequences: 4-Ward Productions) / (visual effects supervisor: 4-Ward Productions)
 1990 Syngenor (visual effects consultant)
 1990 Darkman (visual effects supervisor: 4-ward productions)
 1990 Tremors (visual effects supervisor: 4-ward productions)
 1989 The Abyss (visual effects supervisor: Los Angeles surface unit)
 1989 Lords of the Deep (visual effects)
 1986 Aliens (visual effects supervisor)
 1985 Creature (special designer: The L.A. Effects Group Inc.) / (visual effects director: The L.A. Effects Group Inc.)
 1984 City Limits (visual effects supervisor)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (visual effects - uncredited)
 1983 Strange Invaders (visual effects consultant)
 1983 Jaws 3-D (visual effects - uncredited)
 1982 The Aftermath (model builder) / (visual effects)
 1982 Slapstick of Another Kind (special visual consultant: Private Stock Effects)
 1982 The Jupiter Menace (Documentary) (technical director: Private Stock Effects - as Bob Skotak)
 1982 Forbidden World (production designer: special visual effects)
 1981 Galaxy of Terror (special visual effects - uncredited)
 1981 Escape from New York (matte artwork - as Bob Skotak) / (visual effects supervisor)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (miniature design and construction) / (special designs/effects creations)
 1979 Starstruck (TV Movie) (miniature design and construction)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Biography: "Ib Melchior: Man of Imagination", BearManor Media.

Alternate Names:

George Maitland | Bob Skotack | Bob Skotak

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Personal Quote:

[Relating differences between "Battle Beyond the Stars" and "Galaxy of Terror"] "Battle" was 15 months of work. We had a lot of that same equipment, but we were given about six months to "Galaxy", from rewriting the script to building the sets to doing all the effects. "Battle" started out pretty chaotically, but "Galaxy" was better organized, because Jim (Cameron) and I had worked on the script ... See more »


Frequent collaborator with directors James Cameron and Ron Underwood. See more »

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