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John Van Der Pool

Prop Master Reveals Movie Secrets Behind Iconic Props

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Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road Special Effects
Casino Royale
Casino Royale Special Effects
Quantum of Solace
Quantum of Solace Special Effects
Skyfall Special Effects


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 2018 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (special effects floor supervisor) (post-production)
 2018/I Ritual (Short) (pyrotechnician) (completed)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (special effects floor supervisor)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (special effects senior technician)
 2015/I Spectre (special effects workshop supervisor)
 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road (special effects senior technician)
 2013 The Wolverine (special effects on-set foreman)
 2012 Skyfall (senior effects technician)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (senior special effects technician)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (special effects floor supervisor)
 2010 Tomorrow, When the War Began (special effects senior technician: second unit)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (senior special effects technician)
 2008 The Dark Knight (senior special effects technician)
 2006 Casino Royale (senior special effects technician)
 2005 Batman Begins (senior special effects technician)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (special effects senior technician)
 2002 Die Another Day (senior special effects technician)
 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (special effects technician)
 2000 102 Dalmatians (special effects senior technician)
 2000 Quills (senior special effects technician - as John Vanderpool)
 1999 The World Is Not Enough (senior special effects technician - as John Vanderpool)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (animatronic technician)
 1997 Swept from the Sea (special effects - as John Vanderpool)
 1995 Runway One (TV Movie) (special effects assistant)
 1994 Hard Times (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (special effects)
 1994 Beyond Bedlam (special effects)
 1993 The Advocate (special effects technician)
 1993 The Hawk (special effects assistant - as John Vanderpool)

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Alternate Names:

John Vanderpool

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Brother of James van der Pool.

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