Colin Strause

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Since moving to Hollywood as teens in the mid-90s, Colin and his brother, Greg have charted a meteoric rise from self-taught artists working on local cable commercials in the suburbs of Chicago, to renowned visual effects gurus. Their careers began on the original run of The X-Files television show before working their way onto early CG-driven ... See full bio »

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Known For

San Andreas Visual Effects
Skyline Visual Effects
Take Shelter Producer


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 2022 Fire Country (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Get Some, Be Safe (2022) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Work, Don't Worry (2022) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Where There's Smoke... (2022) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- The Fresh Prince of Edgewater (2022) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Pilot (2022) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2019 Daybreak (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 1 (2019) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2018 Rampage (production visual effects supervisor)
 2017 Geostorm (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2017/I Death Note (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2017 Baywatch (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2016 Rampage: President Down (visual effects supervisor)
 2016 League of Gods (vfx designer: Hydraulx)
 2016 The Conjuring 2 (visual effects)
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2016 Midnight Special (visual effects designer)
 2015 Hardcore Henry (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2015 San Andreas (production visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Into the Storm (visual effects designer)
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (visual effects designer: Hy*Drau*Lx)
 2013 Movie 43 (visual effects designer: Hydraulx - segment "Happy Birthday")
 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Skyfall (cg supervisor: Lola VFX)
 2012 Looper (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2012 The Avengers (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (compositing supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (visual effects designer)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (visual effects designer)
 2010 Skyline (production visual effects supervisor)
 2010 The Social Network (computer graphics effects supervisor: Lola VFX)
 2010 Jonah Hex (visual effects designer: [Hy*drau"lx])
 2010 Knight and Day (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (creator: Feebles sequence)
 2010 The Book of Eli (visual effects designer: Hy*drau*lx) / (visual effects producer: Hy*drau*lx - uncredited)
 2009 Avatar (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2009/I 2012 (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (visual effects designer: Hydraulx) / (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2009 Fast & Furious (visual effects designer: Hydraulx) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Bedtime Stories (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (visual effects designer)
 2008 Meet Dave (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2008 Jumper (visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (production visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (visual effects designer: Hydraulx) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2007/I The Invasion (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2007/I Shooter (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx - uncredited)
 2006 300 (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2006/III Little Man (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Click (2d technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006/I Babel (2D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (2D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006 Poseidon (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2006 Failure to Launch (3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006 Ask the Dust (3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 Æon Flux (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2005 Syriana (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2005 The Fog (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2005 Venom (visual effects supervisor)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Herbie Fully Loaded (3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2005 Constantine (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2004 Torque (3D supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (3D technical supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (3D supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama (digital effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Tuck Everlasting (3D supervisor: Pixel Envy - uncredited)
 2002 Will Smith Feat. TRÂ-Knox: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) (Music Video short) (visual effects)
 2002 The New Guy (3D supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 The Sweetest Thing (3D effects supervisor: Pixel Envy - uncredited)
 2002 Sorority Boys (digital effects supervisor)
 2001 The Glass House (3D effects supervisor: Pixel Envy - uncredited)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) (head of 3d - 1 episode)
- Currahee (2001) ... (head of 3d: Pixel-Envy)
 2001 Rock Star (3D supervisor)
 2001 American Outlaws (3D supervisor: Pixel Envy)
 2000 The Family Man (3D supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy)
 1999 Galaxy Quest (3D effects supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy)
 1999 Blue Streak (special effects crew: Pixel Envy)
 1999 Cruel Intentions (compositing supervisor - uncredited)
 1998 The X Files (3D supervisor: Light Matters, Inc./Pixel Envy)
 1998 Paulie (3D supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy)
 1997 Titanic (3D supervisor: Light Matters)
 1997 Volcano (3D supervisor) / (CG lava creator)
 1996 The Stupids (Flame artist)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (3D animator: Light Matters Incorporated)
 1996 Black Sheep (3D effects artist: Pixel Envy - uncredited)
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The Brothers Strause | Brothers Strause

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