Greg Strause

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Greg Strause grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Greg and his brother Colin Strause began experimenting with visual effects in their early teens. In 1995, Greg moved to Los Angeles and started working on the special effects for The X-Files (1993). From there he moved on to big-budget hits such as The Nutty Professor (1996), Volcano (1997), and the ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Day After Tomorrow Visual Effects
Skyline Visual Effects
Take Shelter Producer


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 2021 Spin (TV Movie) (visual effects producer - uncredited)
 2019 Daybreak (TV Series) (visual effects producer - 10 episodes)
- FWASH-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! (2019) ... (visual effects producer: Hydraulx)
- Josh vs. the Apocalypse: Part 2 (2019) ... (visual effects producer: Hydraulx)
- Post Mates (2019) ... (visual effects producer: Hydraulx)
- Canta Tu Vida (2019) ... (visual effects producer: Hydraulx)
- 5318008 (2019) ... (visual effects producer: Hydraulx)
 2018 Rampage (visual effects designer)
 2017 Stranger Things (TV Series) (visual effects executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Chapter Nine: The Gate (2017) ... (visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx)
- Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer (2017) ... (visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx)
- Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister (2017) ... (visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx)
- Chapter Six: The Spy (2017) ... (visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx)
- Chapter Five: Dig Dug (2017) ... (visual effects executive producer: Hydraulx)
 2017/I Death Note (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2017 Baywatch (visual effects designer)
 2016 League of Gods (vfx designer: Hydraulx)
 2016 The Conjuring 2 (visual effects designer - uncredited)
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse (visual effects designer: Hydraulx)
 2016 Midnight Special (VFX designer)
 2015 Hardcore Henry (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2015 San Andreas (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 (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2011 Battle Los Angeles (visual effects designer)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels (visual effects designer)
 2010 Skyline (production visual effects supervisor)
 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)
 2007/I The Invasion (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2006 300 (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2006/III Little Man (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Click (lead inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006/I Babel (lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects) / (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2006 Poseidon (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects)
 2006 Failure to Launch (lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Ask the Dust (visual effects 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 Flightplan (lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 Venom (visual effects supervisor)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (digital effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2005 Herbie Fully Loaded (visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2005 xXx: State of the Union (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2005 Constantine (visual effects: Hydraulx)
 2004 White Chicks (visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2004 Torque (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (visual effects supervisor: Hydraulx)
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama (digital effects supervisor: Light Matters)
 2002 Tuck Everlasting (digital effects supervisor)
 2002 Will Smith Feat. TRÂ-Knox: Black Suits Comin' (Nod Ya Head) (Music Video short) (visual effects)
 2002 The New Guy (digital supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 The Sweetest Thing (digital effects supervisor: Light Matters - uncredited)
 2002 Sorority Boys (digital effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2001 The Glass House (2D supervisor - uncredited)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini Series) (head of 2d - 1 episode)
- Currahee (2001) ... (head of 2d: Pixel-Envy)
 2001 Rock Star (2D supervisor) / (systems administrator)
 2001 American Outlaws (digital effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2000 The Family Man (2D supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy)
 1999 Galaxy Quest (digital effects) / (digital effects supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy) / (system supervisor: Light Matters/Pixel Envy) / (systems supervisor)
 1999 Blue Streak (special effects crew: Pixel Envy)
 1999 Cruel Intentions (compositing supervisor - uncredited)
 1998 The X Files (digital supervisor: Light Matters, Inc./Pixel Envy)
 1998 Paulie (compositor)
 1997 Titanic (compositing supervisor: Light Matters)
 1997 Volcano (2D supervisor)
 1996 The Stupids (Flame artist)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (animator/compositor: Light Matters Incorporated)
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Co-directed music video "Poem" for Taproot. (2002) See more »

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Alternate Names:

The Brothers Strause | Brothers Strause

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Co-directs with his brother Colin Strause.

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