Ellis, John

John Ellis

John Ellis was born in 1952



Film
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace~1999 (uncredited) - Pod Race Spectator

Film Visual Effects
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (senior staff: ILM)
The American President~1995 (digital operations manager)
The Indian in the Cupboard~1995 (digital operations manager)
The Meteor Man~1993 (optical photography supervisor)
Jurassic Park~1993 (optical supervisor)
Alive~1992 (optical photography supervisor)
The Public Eye~1992 (optical supervisor)
Hook~1991 (optical photography supervisor)
The Rocketeer~1991 (optical photography supervisor)
Back to the Future Part III~1990 (optical photography supervisor)
Back to the Future Part II~1989 (optical photography supervisor: ILM)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade~1989 (optical photography supervisor)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit~1988 (optical camera operator)
Willow~1988 (optical supervisor: ILM)
*batteries not included~1987 (optical supervisor) (special visual effects)
Empire of the Sun~1987 (additional optical effects)
Howard the Duck~1986 (optical consultant: ILM visual effects unit)
Young Sherlock Holmes~1985 (optical supervisor: ILM)
The Goonies~1985 (optical supervisor: ILM)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom~1984 (optical camera operator)
The NeverEnding Story (Die Unendliche Geschichte)~1984 (optical printer operator: ILM)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 (optical printer operator: ILM)
Poltergeist~1982 (optical printer operator: ILM)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan~1982 (optical printer operator)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial~1982 (optical printer engineer)
Dragonslayer~1981 (optical printer operator)
Raiders of the Lost Ark~1981 (optical printer operator)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture~1979 (camera operator: special photographic effects)

TV Visual Effects
Ewok Adventure, The~1985 (optical supervisor)

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Academy Awards:
Nom 1986 Best Effects, Visual Effects for Young Sherlock Holmes (shared)
BAFTA Awards:
Nom 1990 Best Special Effects for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (shared)
Emmy Awards:
Rec'd 1985 Outstanding Special Visual Effects for The Ewok Adventure (shared)

Books
Documentary: Witness and Self-Revelation~2012
Visible Fictions: Cinema: Television; Video~1982 (1992;2002)

Miscellany
Director of Production Relations at ILM

Made improvements and technological advances in optical composite work at ILM and the L.S. Printer is named after him.

Taught at Unioversity of Kent

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