Pinney, Clay

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Pinney, Clay

(Clayton Pinney, Clayton W. Pinney)



Contact—Clay Pinney Special Effects, 3540 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA.


Special effects supervisor, special effects coordinator, and special effects foreman.

Awards, Honors:

Academy Award nomination, best effects—visual effects, and Film Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992, both for Backdraft; Universe Reader's Choice Award (with others), best special effects in a genre motion picture, Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, 1996, Academy Award (with others), best effects—visual effects, Saturn Award (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1997, all for Independence Day; Saturn Award (with others), best special effects, 1999, for Godzilla.


Film Special Effects:

The Man with Two Brains, Warner Bros., 1983.

D.C. Cab (also known as Mr. T and Company and Street Fleet), 1983.

Fear City, 1984.

(As Clayton Pinney) Fright Night, Columbia, 1985.

Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

The Witches of Eastwick, Warner Bros., 1987.

Moon Over Parador, 1988.

Moving, 1988.

Fatal Instinct, 1993.

Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

Theodore Rex, 1995.

Soldier, Warner Bros., 1998.

Meet the Fockers, Universal, 2004.

The Standard v. 15 (short), Oracle Films, 2004.

Flightplan, Buena Vista, 2005.

Film Special Effects Foreman:

Poltergeist II: The Other Side, 1986.

(As Clayton Pinney) Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988.

Avalon, 1990.

Backdraft, Universal, 1991.

Film Special Effects Coordinator:

She's Out of Control, Columbia, 1989.

(As Clayton Pinney) Cold Dog Soup, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc., 1990.

(As Clayton Pinney) Toys, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Blown Away, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

The Specialist (also known as El Especialista), Warner Bros., 1994.

Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Imposter, Miramax, 2001.

Film Special Effects Supervisor:

Bugsy, TriStar, 1991.

The American President, Universal, 1995.

Blue Streak (also known as Der Diamanten-Cop), Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

The Cell, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Lost Souls, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Anger Management, Columbia, 2003.

(U.S.) The Matrix Reloaded, Warner Bros., 2003.

Peter Pan, Universal, 2003.

Meet the Fockers, Universal, 2004.

Charlotte's Web (also known as Schweinchen Wilbur und seine freunde), Paramount, 2006.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Next, Paramount, 2007.

Rush Hour 3, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Film special mechanical effects, My Science Project, 1985.

Film special prop construction, Lorenzo's Oil, 1992.

(As Clayton W. Pinney) Film special effects crew member, Fire Birds, 1990.

Mechanical effects supervisor, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Mechanical effects coordinator, Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Mechanical effects supervisor, Godzilla, TriStar, 1998.

(As Clayton Pinney) Special effects consultant: additional photography, Flightplan, Buena Vista, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Crash Course (documentary short; also known as The Freeway Chase and The Matrix Reloaded: The Freeway Chase), Warner Home Video, 2003.

Himself, The Burly Man Chronicles (documentary), Warner Home Video, 2004.