the wizards of the cinematografic business or efectsby anglezautomata | created - 22 Feb 2012 | updated - 22 Feb 2012 | Public
1. Dennis Muren
Dennis Muren was born on November 1, 1946 in Glendale, California, USA as Dennis Elmer Muren. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Innerspace (1987) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). He has been married to Zara Pinfold since July 29, 1981. They have two children.
3. John Knoll
Visual_effects | Rogue One
John Knoll was born on October 6, 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Pacific Rim (2013) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). He is married to Jennifer Knoll. They have four children.
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Richard Edlund was born on December 6, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
6. Stan Winston
Special_effects | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA.
10. Alec Gillis
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead...
11. Tom Woodruff Jr.
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Tom Woodruff Jr. was born in 1959 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997). He is married to Tami Spitler Woodruff. They have three children.
12. Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.
As a child...
18. Paul J. Franklin
Visual_effects | Inception
Paul Franklin was born in 1966. After leaving high school he attended the Cheshire School of Art and Design for a year and then went up to St John's College, Oxford University to read Fine Art. Whilst studying he worked extensively in student theater design, film making and magazine design and ...
19. Jim Rygiel
Visual_effects | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Starting his career in 1980, Rygiel joined Pacific Electric Pictures, one of the earliest companies to employ computer animation for the advertising and film markets. In 1983, Rygiel's work took him to Digital Productions where he began work on The Last Starfighter (1984), a film notable for its ...
Visual_effects | Watchmen
Often referred to as the Don Quixote of the visual effects industry, Mr. DesJardin (aka "DJ") has been viewing the world askance for years.
With an illustrious career that began by shooting stereoscopic films with Charlie Chapin and extending to the forthcoming Ultraman tv-to-film adaptation, DJ ...
21. John Frazier
Special_effects | Spider-Man 2
John Frazier was born on September 23, 1944 in Richmond, California. As a child his family moved to Southern California, USA, where he was raised. He attended Canoga Park High School and attended college at Los Angeles Trade Tech, where he studied high-rise construction and freeway design. In 1963 ...
23. Chris Corbould
Special_effects | Inception
Chris Corbould was born on March 5, 1958 in Hampstead, London, England as Christopher Charles Corbould. He is known for his work on Inception (2010), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and The Dark Knight (2008). He has been married to Lynne Corbould since April 11, 1986. They have ...
25. Rob Coleman
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Rob Coleman is a two time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002). He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black (1997) and The Phantom Menace (1999). He spent 14 years at Industrial ...
28. Mark Stetson
Visual_effects | The Fifth Element
Since 1995, Mark Stetson has been working as a visual effects supervisor. In 1997, he won a BAFTA (British Academy) Award for visual effects in his debut effort, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 2002, he won an Academy Award and his second BAFTA Award for visual effects in Peter Jackson's The ...
31. John Nelson
Visual_effects | Blade Runner 2049
John Nelson graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies. After college, he made several films that won awards at film festivals and moved to California in 1979 to work for Robert Abel and Associates, first as a cameraman, then as a ...
33. Brian Johnson
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Brian Johnson is a award winning special and visual effects designer and director who for over 40 years provided his services to a multitude of film and television productions.
Johnson's career began in 1957 when he joined Anglo Scottish Pictures after meeting veteran effects artist and skilled ...
34. Andrew Adamson
Writer | Shrek 2
Andrew Adamson was born on December 1, 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a producer and writer, known for Shrek 2 (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Shrek (2001). He has been married to Gyulnara Karaeva since January 16, 2016. He was previously ...