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Joel Hynek

Joel grew up in the Chicago area and was the son of famous astronomer J. Allen Hynek who spearheaded the investigation of UFOs for the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, including Project Blue Book. Joel experimented with rocketry as he grew up, and he enjoyed the visual effects he could produce. His brother is Paul Hynek. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Predator Visual Effects
What Dreams May Come Visual Effects
The Italian Job Visual Effects


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  Exile to Babylon (visual effects supervisor) (announced)
  Jeffrey (Short) (visual effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2019 Crazy Alien (visual effects supervisor)
 2013-2016 The Originals (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 66 episodes)
- The Bloody Crown (2016) ... (visual effects supervisor: Entity FX)
- Give 'Em Hell Kid (2016) ... (visual effects supervisor: Entity FX)
- Where Nothing Stays Buried (2016) ... (visual effects supervisor: Entity FX)
- No More Heartbreaks (2016) ... (visual effects supervisor: Entity FX)
- The Devil Comes Here and Sighs (2016) ... (visual effects supervisor: Entity FX)
 2015 Broken Horses (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Dhoom 3 (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Wind Song (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Luck (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2010 Edge of Darkness (visual effects supervisor: titles)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Jumper (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Stealth (visual effects supervisor)
 2003/I The Missing (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 The Italian Job (visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain)
 2002 Frida (visual effects consultant: Kleiser-Walczak) / (visual effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak)
 2002 xXx (visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain)
 2002 Rollerball (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 Bless the Child (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (visual effects research and development)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (visual effects supervisor: Mass. Illusions)
 1997 Event Horizon (miniature visual effects supervisor: Mass. Illusions)
 1996 Eraser (visual effects supervisor: Mass. Illusion)
 1995 Judge Dredd (visual effects supervisor: Mass. Illusion)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (visual effects consultant: Mass Illusion)
 1993 In Search of the Obelisk (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 1992 Medicine Man (special visual effects consultant)
 1991 McBain (special visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Predator 2 (visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Ghost Dad (supervisor: R/Greenberg Associates - as Joel C. Hynek)
 1989 New York Stories (special visual effects supervisor - segment "Oedipus Wrecks")
 1987 Predator (visual effects supervisor)
 1985 Weird Science (visual effects supervisor: R/Greenberg)
 1985 Ladyhawke (optical photography supervisor)
 1983 Zelig (optical effects: R/Greenberg Associates - as Joel Hyneck)
 1980 Xanadu (optical photography supervisor: special visual effects unit)
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Alternate Names:

Joel Hyneck | Joel C. Hynek

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