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John C. Wash

John Wash's visual creativity has always been a force in shaping his career. Wash's passion for the magic of cinema began at the age of eight, when he opened a Christmas package that held a battery-powered movie projector. The single eight millimeter film that accompanied the projector was quickly worn to shreds by the young projectionist. While ... See full bio »

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Known For

Blade Runner Visual Effects
Volcano Visual Effects
Timecop Visual Effects
Escape from New York Visual Effects


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  The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (on-set visual effects supervisor - 22 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (on set vfx supervision - 12 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (on-set supervisor - 9 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- The Departed (2012) ... (on set vfx supervision: Entity FX)
- Before Sunset (2012) ... (on set vfx supervision: Entity FX)
- Do Not Go Gentle (2012) ... (on set vfx supervision: Entity FX)
- Heart of Darkness (2012) ... (on set vfx supervision: Entity FX)
- The Murder of One (2012) ... (on set vfx supervision: Entity FX)
 2008 The X Files: I Want to Believe (visual effects set supervisor: Entity FX - as John Wash)
 2002-2006 Smallville (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 76 episodes)
- Vengeance (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Reckoning (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Lockdown (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Fanatic (2006) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Lexmas (2005) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2000-2002 The X-Files (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 40 episodes)
- The Truth (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Sunshine Days (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Release (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- William (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
- Jump the Shark (2002) ... (visual effects supervisor - as John Wash)
 1998 The X Files (visual effects supervisor: Blue Sky/VIFX - as John Wash)
 1997 Switchback (visual effects supervisor: VIFX - as John Wash)
 1997 Volcano (visual effects supervisor: VIFX)
 1997 The Relic (visual effects)
 1996 One Fine Day (visual effects supervisor)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (visual effects)
 1996 Celtic Pride (visual effects supervisor: VIFX - as John Wash)
 1996 Down Periscope (visual effects)
 1996 Broken Arrow (visual effects)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (CGI bat visual effects: VIFX) / (visual effects supervisor: VIFX)
 1995 Sudden Death (visual effects)
 1995 Copycat (screen graphics: VIFX)
 1995 Tank Girl (special visual effects and screen graphics: VIFX)
 1995 Outbreak (virus imagery: VIFX/Video Image)
 1994 Timecop (visual effects producer: VIFX)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (visual effects supervisor: VIFX)
 1993 Ghost in the Machine (special visual effects producer: VIFX)
 1993 Demolition Man (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 Free Willy (visual effects supervisor)
 1992/I Hero (video image: Video Image)
 1992 Batman Returns (video image)
 1992 Patriot Games (visual effects supervisor: Video Image)
 1991 Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (CG effects supervisor: VIFX - as John Wash)
 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (digital effects supervisor: Video Image - as John C. Walsh)
 1991 Point Break (computer animation and displays - as John Walsh)
 1990 Frankenstein Unbound (computer animation and displays)
 1989 The Fly II (video and graphic displays: Video Image, Los Angeles - as John Wash)
 1987 Spaceballs (video and graphic displays: Video Image)
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (computer animation: Video Images - as John Wash)
 1986 Short Circuit (video and graphic displays)
 1984 2010: The Year We Make Contact (computer graphics supervisor: Video Image)
 1983 Brainstorm (animation and graphics: Entertainment Effects Group)
 1983 Strange Brew (animator: special photography unit - as John Wash)
 1982 The Aftermath (laser animation - as John Wash)
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (title sequence - as John Wash)
 1982 Blade Runner (animation and graphics: EEG - as John Wash)
 1981 Escape from New York (graphic displays - as John Wash)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (computer animation and graphic displays: miniature and optical effects unit - as John Wash)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

John C. Walsh | John Walsh | John Wash

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Senior visual effects supervisor at Blue Sky | VIFX, where he continues to apply his technical and artistic know-how to the digital and traditional aspects of visual effects.

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