Film Famous Special Effects Designers

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List of famous special effects designers, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working special effects designers are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good special effects designer. This list includes examples of famous or notable special effects designers from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a special effects designer?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best special effects designers are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous special effects designers?" and "Who are the best special effects designers?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Eric Piccoli and Steve Koch are only the beginning of the people on this list.

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A. Zhukov

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Ben Hawker is a film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Ben Wootten age 49 - Benjamin Charles Wootten is a graphic artist and designer based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Bill Hunt Bill Hunt is a Prosthetics Artist.

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Brad Goff

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Bruce Allan Donnellan is a special effects foreman.

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Christian Rivers is a New Zealand visual effects art director and filmmaker. He first met Peter Jackson as a 17 year old, and storyboarded all of Jackson's films since Braindead. He also cameoed ...more

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Daniel Falconer is a weapon and armor designer for films and known best for his work with Weta on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the ...more

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David Meng is a special effects artist.

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Eden Small is a special effects artist.

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Eric Allard Eric Allard is a film special effects supervisor.

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age 32 - Eric Piccoli is a film editor, screenwriter, film and television producer and director.

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Gary Hunt is a Special Effects Artist.

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age 50 - Göran Lundström is a screenwriter, an actor and film producer.

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age 46 - Greg Broadmore is a film producer.

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Greg Tozer is a special effects artist.

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Heather Kilgour

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Jamie Beswarick is a special effects artist.

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Joe Colwell Joe Colwell is a special makeup effects artist.

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John Craney

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Jonas Springborg is a freelance artist operating in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works as a concept artist, illustrator and matte painter for the gaming, film and commercial industry.

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Kathleen Quaife-Hodge Kathleen Quaife-Hodge is a visual effects animator and supervising effects animator.

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Kevin Oakley

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Lubo Histov is a visual effects art director

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Mary MacLachlan

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Mitch Devane is a makeup effects artist.

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Nic Curragh

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Philip Fickling

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Roly Jansen Roly Jansen is a film crew.

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Ryk Fortuna is a special makeup effects artist.

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Samantha-Kate Belcher

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Sebastian Lochmann is a film designer.

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Steve Unwin is the brother of Paul Unwin,

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Theo Baynton