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Adam J. Ely

Raised in Johnson City, Tennessee. Attended Science Hill High School. Received his BS degree from East Tennessee State University in 2002. Received his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2007. Has always been passionate for visual effects and storytelling. Has worked in Nashville, Los Angeles, New Zealand, and San Francisco. See full bio »

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 2018 A Wrinkle in Time (generalist/matte-painter: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (generalist/matte-painter: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2017 Downsizing (generalist/matte-painter: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island (generalist/matte-painter: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (generalist: GenDept: Industrial Light & Magic)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (matte painting supervisor: Dreamworks Animation)
 2014 Penguins of Madagascar (matte painting lead: Dreamworks Animation)
 2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One (TV Movie) (model: mako shark)
 2012 Possum (Short) (digital effects)
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (matte painter: Dreamworks Animation)
 2011 Puss in Boots (matte painter: Dreamworks Animation)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (matte painter: Weta Digital Ltd.)
 2009 Avatar (matte painter: Weta Digital)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (conceptual artist: Weta Digital)
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (digital modeler: Weta Digital Ltd.)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda (digital matte painter: PDI/Dreamworks)
 2007 Bee Movie (additional matte painter)
 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots - uncredited)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
 2007 The Last Mimzy (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
 2006 Happy Feet (digital matte painter: Giant Killer Robots)
 2006 World Trade Center (digital artist: Giant Killer Robots)
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