Visual Effects and Animation
Configured, programmed, and
shot key composite matte shots for Steven Spielberg's "Hook", a
$65 million film with a $13 million visual effects budget that grossed more
than three hundred million dollars worldwide. Programmed and operated a 1
million dollar track camera/optical system with a 24 channel motion control
system at Industrial Light and Magic in San Rafael, California.
Mathematically integrated real-time live-action-encoded motion files with
composite background, a ground-breaking technique. Multi-pass live action
plates used rear projection, matte paintings, and miniatures.
Programmed & shot key
miniature shots, including open title miniatures, for "Ed Wood", a
Tim Burton film. Operated and programmed a massive boom arm motion control
system at Boyington FIlm in Culver City.
Programmed & shot matte
elements for "Terminator 2", a James Cameron Film.
Programmed & shot
starfields and explosion elements for "Star Trek 6 The
Technical Director of animation,
advertising, and broadcast promotion for Calico, Ltd, a major Los Angeles
production company, 1983-1991. Hired, trained, and supervised
visual effects camera operators in motion programming techniques and
production methods. Developed graphics, animation, and special effects for
national and local network broadcasts such as "Eye on LA",
"Hollywood Closeup", KCET Television, "Hour Magazine",
"Pacific Bell Yellow Pages", "The Broadway", and more.
television series credits include "Denver The Dinosaur", "The
Simpsons", "Mr. Bogus", "Vytor the Starfire
Champion", "Heathcliff", "Ninja Cadets", and more.
Camera operator, Colossal
Pictures, San Francisco, 1993.
Camera operator, Computer
Camera Service/Title House, Los Angeles, 1980-1981.
Camera operator, Take One
Camera Service, Chuck Flekel, 1980.
Lead Market Research Team
Representative, Preview House, Inc., Hollywood, 1977-1979.
for Music Associates, Inc, music preparation and librarian
services for studio recording and film music sessions, 1972-1978.
Anchorman and Managing
Editor "Student News" citywide broadcasts on Public Television,
KLCS-TV, Channel 58, 1974.
Member IATSE Local 600,
SMPTE, ASCAP, IFP, Acting Vice President of Publicity, Warner Center Toastmasters.
See also the CREDITS
page for a list of films and television mixed at Command Post.