Film Famous Special Effects Directors

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List of famous special effects directors, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working special effects directors 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 director. This list includes examples of famous or notable special effects directors from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a special effects director?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best special effects directors 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 directors?" and "Who are the best special effects directors?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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Al Di Sarro was a special effects artist.

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age 71 - Allen Hall is a film special effects supervisor.

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Armando Valcauda

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Barry Derbyshire

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Bob Cooper

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Bob Shelley Bob Shelley is a special effects supervisor.

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age 60 - Christopher Charles Corbould, OBE is a British special effects coordinator best known for his work on major blockbuster films and the action scenes on some 11 James Bond films since the early ...more

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age 73 - Colin Chilvers is a film and television director.

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David Gauthier

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David P. Kelsey is a special effects supervisor.

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Don Parsons is a Special Effects Supervisor.

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Dorne Huebler age 62 -

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Edward Kennedy

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Dec. at 69 (1901-1970) - Eiji Tsuburaya was the Japanese special effects director responsible for many Japanese science-fiction movies, being one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of ...more

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Gary D'Amico is a special effects supervisor and coordinator.

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Garry Elmendorf is a Special Effects Coordinator. Elmendorf has worked on The Sixth Sense, The Core, Spawn, The Relic, and Van Helsing. He got his start in the 1970s working on movies such as ...more

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Gary Zink is a special effects coordinator.

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Germano Natali Germano Natali is a film crew member in the 1975 film Deep Red.

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Ilya Churinov Ilya Churinov is a special effects coordinator.

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Jeffrey A. Okun age 65 - Jeffrey A. Okun is a Visual Effects Artist, Television Director and Cinematographer.

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Joe Pancake is a special effects coordinator and stunt performer.

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John C. Hartigan is a special effects coordinator/supervisor.

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age 73 - John Frazier is a visual effects supervisor. On January 24, 2012, he was nominated for an Academy Award for the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has 11 ...more

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John S. Baker is a film crew member.

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Jon G. Belyeu Jon G. Belyeu is special effects technician and special effects coordinator.

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Kazuo Sagawa age 78 - Kazuo Sagawa is a cinematographer.

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Kevin Hannigan is a special effects coordinator.

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Laird McMurray is a special effects supervisor.

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Larz Anderson is a film special effects supervisor and coordinator.

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Lisa Reynolds is a special effects technician.

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Louis Craig is a special effects supervisor.

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Mark Holt Mark Holt is a special effects artist.

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Mark Segawa

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Martin Bresin is a special effects supervisor and a stunt performer.

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Martin Malivoire is a special effects artist.

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age 50 - Matt Kutcher (born June 19, 1967 in Encino, California, USA) is a Producer, Special Effects Supervisor and Stunt Coordinator.

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Miguel Angel Romero

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Mike Vézina is a film special effects supervisor.

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age 55 - Neil Corbould is a British special effects supervisor best known for his work on major blockbuster films such as Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down. He is the brother of fellow ...more

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Nobuo Yajima Nobuo Yajima is a special effects supervisor.

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Peter Chiang Peter Chiang is a visual effects supervisor.

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Peter Spiro

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Peter Stubbs is a special effects technician.

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R. Bruce Steinheimer is a film special effects supervisor.