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Chiang, Doug

Doug Chiang

Doug Chiang was born on February 19, 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan.  In 1968 Chiang emigrated to the US and lived in Dearborn, Michigan.  In 1972 he moved to Westland, Michigan and in Junior High started pixelation animation projects.  From 1975 to 1977 he made more than a dozen short films in his basement.

Doug graduated with honors from John Glenn High School.  Then Studied Industrial Design at the Center for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design in Detroit.  

Doug studied film at UCLA and industrial design at the Center of Creative Studies, College of Art and Design.  In 1993 Doug went to work at ILM, in 1995 he left ILM to work on TPM and AOTC and start his own studio in 2000.

Chiang lives in northern California with his wife and two children.

Film Actor
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace~1999 (uncredited) - Flag Bearer

Robota: Reign of Machines~2003/4?
Jumanji~1995 - (visual effects)
Mask, The~1994 (visual effects art direction supervisor)
Forrest Gump (1994) (visual effects art director)
Death Becomes Her~1992 (visual effects)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day~1991 (visual effects art director: ILM)
Switch~1991 (visual effects art director)
Doors, The~1991 (visual effects art director: ILM) (as Doug Chang)
Ghost~1990 (visual effects art director)

Film Production Designer
Beowulf~2007 (see Actor Connections - Film)

Film Co-Production
Polar Express, The~2004 (co-production designer)
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones~2002 (director of concept design)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace~1999 (director of concept design)

Film Other
Back to the Future Part II~1989 (consultant: future) (as Doug Chang)

Pee Wee's Playhouse~1986 (stop motion animator)
Oprah Winfrey Show, The~1986 - opening titles


Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Academy Awards:
Rec'd 1993 Best Effects, Visual Effects for Death Becomes Her
BAFTA Awards:
Rec'd 1995 Best Special Effects for Forrest Gump
Rec'd 1993 Best Special Effects for Death Becomes Her
Clio Awards:

FOCUS Awards:
Rec'd    for Mental Block
Imagina CG Film Festival:
Rec'd 2003 Prix du Rendu / Prize for Best Rendering for Robota: Reign of Machines
Michigan Student Film Festival:
Rec'd 1976 grand prize for his film Gladiator
Rec'd 1978 first prize for a ten minute short modeled after Star Wars
Visual Effects Society Awards:
Nom 2003 Best Effects Art Direction in a Motion Picture for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

1999 Named "100 of the Most Influential Asian Americans of the Decade" by A.Magazine: Inside Asian America

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