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Career: Visual effects supervisor and technician, optical effects technician, camera operator, and other positions.

Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best effects—visual effects, and Film Award nomination, best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both 1990, and Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1991, all with Richard Conway, all for The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best visual effects, International Press Academy, both 2001, for Vertical Limit.


Film Visual Effects Supervisor:

1492: Conquest of Paradise (also known as Columbus, 1492: Christophe Colomb, 1492: La conquete du paradis, and 1492: La conquista del paraiso), Paramount, 1992.

Arizona Dream (also known as Arizona Dreams and The Arrowtooth Waltz), 1993, Warner Bros., 1995.

12 Monkeys, MCA/Universal, 1995.

Mary Reilly, TriStar, 1996.

The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996.

White Squall, 1996.

The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997.

The Edge, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Fallen, Warner Bros., 1998.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, MCA/Universal, 1998.

The Man in the Iron Mask, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998.

Angela's Ashes, Paramount, 1999.

The Darkest Light, Pathe, 1999.

Titus, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Running Free, 1999, Columbia, 2000.

Vertical Limit, Columbia, 2000.

Beyond Borders (also known as Jenseits aller Grenzen), Paramount, 2003.

The Brothers Grimm, Dimension Films, 2005.

The Legend of Zorro (also known as The Mask of Zorro 2, The Return of Zorro, Zorro 2, and Zorro Unmasked), Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Racing Stripes, Warner Bros., 2005.

The World's Fastest Indian, New Zealand Film Commission/3 Dogs and a Pony, 2005.

Film Visual Effects Technician:

Legend (also known as Legend of Darkness), Twentieth Century-Fox/Universal, 1985, also released as Legend: Ultimate Edition.

The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991.

In the Name of the Father, Universal, 1993.

The Madness of King George (also known as The Madness of George III and The Madness of King George III), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

Some Mother's Son (also known as Sons and Warriors), Columbia, 1996.

Film Optical Effects Technician:

Life of Brian (also known as Brian of Nazareth, The Gospel according to St. Brian, Jesus Christ: Lust for Glory, and Monty Python's "Life of Brian"), Orion/ Warner Bros., 1979.

Time Bandits, Avco-Embassy, 1981.

Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" (also known as The Meaning of Life), Universal, 1983.

Brazil, Universal, 1985.

Door, Expanded Entertainment, 1990.

(Uncredited) Howards End, Sony Pictures Classics, 1992.

The Muppet Christmas Carol, Buena Vista, 1992.

Surviving Picasso, Warner Bros., 1996.

Film Work; Other:

Operator of rostrum camera, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Columbia, 1975.

Title designer, Brazil, Universal, 1985.

Matte supervisor, The Princess Bride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Optical effects supervisor, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (also known as Die Abenteuer des Baron von Munchhausen), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1988.

Digital effects, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Buena Vista, 1992.

Motion control supervisor, Braveheart, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Optical supervisor, optical consultant, and special effects, Fierce Creatures, MCA/Universal, 1997.

Television Work; Series:

Camera operator, Roobarb (also known as Roobarb and Custard), BBC, beginning 1974.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Digital effects supervisor, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000.

Television Work; Movies:

Visual effects supervisor, Loch Ness, 1996.

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