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Jim Rygiel


Starting his career in 1980, Rygiel joined Pacific Electric Pictures, one of the earliest companies to employ computer animation for the advertising and film markets. In 1983, Rygiel's work took him to Digital Productions where he began work on The Last Starfighter (1984), a film notable for its pioneering use of digital imaging in place of models... See full bio »

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  Amazing Stories (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor FUSEFX - 1 episode) (filming)
- Signs of Life ... (executive visual effects supervisor FUSEFX)
  Lost in Space (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor FUSEFX - 4 episodes, 2018) (executive visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes, 2019)
- Episode #2.5 (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Episode #2.4 (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Transmission (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor FUSEFX)
- The Robinsons Were Here (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor FUSEFX)
 2019 Castle Rock (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
 2019 Perpetual Grace, LTD (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 9 episodes)
- A Sheriff in the Era of the Cartel (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- The Elements of an Epiphany (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Fiveever (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- When Doves Cry (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Wandering Left (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
 2019 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 13 episodes)
- New Life (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX - uncredited)
- The Sign (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX - uncredited)
- From the Ashes (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX - uncredited)
- Leap (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX - uncredited)
- Collision Course (Part II) (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX - uncredited)
 2019 Deadwood: The Movie (TV Movie) (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
 2019 Barry (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 8 episodes)
- berkman > block (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- The Audition (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- The Truth Has a Ring to It (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- ronny/lily (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- What?! (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
 2019 Chambers (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 10 episodes)
- The Crystal Organ (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- In the Gloaming (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Heroic Dose (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Trauma Bonding (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- With Grace and Gratitude (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
 2019 The Orville (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 13 episodes)
- The Road Not Taken (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX)
- Sanctuary (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX - uncredited)
- Lasting Impressions (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX - uncredited)
- Blood of Patriots (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuseFX - uncredited)
 2019 True Detective (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 8 episodes)
- Now Am Found (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX)
- The Final Country (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX)
- Hunters in the Dark (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX)
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX)
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FUSEFX)
 2018 L.A. Confidential (TV Movie) (executive visual effects superviosr)
 2018 Midnight, Texas (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 9 episodes)
- Yasss, Queen (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuxeFX - uncredited)
- Patience Is a Virtue (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuxeFX - uncredited)
- Resting Witch Face (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuxeFX - uncredited)
- No More Mr. Nice Kai (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuxeFX - uncredited)
- Drown the Sadness in Chardonnay (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor: FuxeFX - uncredited)
 2018 9-1-1 (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 5 episodes)
- Awful People (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Stuck (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Help Is Not Coming (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- 7.1 (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Under Pressure (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor)
 2018 Preacher (TV Series) (executive visual effects supervisor - 10 episodes)
- The Light Above (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Schwanzkopf (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- The Tom/Brady (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Hilter (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Les Enfants du Sang (2018) ... (executive visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2018 Animal World (visual effects supervisor)
 2018 American Crime Story (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 8 episodes)
- Alone (2018) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Creator/Destroyer (2018) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Ascent (2018) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Descent (2018) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2018) ... (visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2016 Ben-Hur (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Godzilla (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still (additional visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Eagle Eye (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (additional visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Night at the Museum (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 Click (visual effects designer)
 2004 After the Sunset (visual effects consultant)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (digital effects)
 2000 102 Dalmatians (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 Anna and the King (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (visual effects supervisor: Blue Sky/VIFX)
 1998 The Parent Trap (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Desperate Measures (visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios)
 1997 Starship Troopers (visual effects supervisor: Boss Film)
 1996 Multiplicity (digital effects advisor: Boss Film Studios)
 1995 Species (visual effects co-supervisor: Boss Film)
 1995 Outbreak (visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios)
 1994 The Scout (digital effects supervisor: Boss Films)
 1993 Last Action Hero (computer graphics supervisor: Boss Film Studio)
 1993 Cliffhanger (digital effects supervisor)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (digital effects supervisor)
 1992 Batman Returns (digital effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios)
 1992 Alien³ (digital effects supervisor)
 1990 Solar Crisis (digital effects supervisor - uncredited) / (visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Ghost (digital effects supervisor)
 1984 2010: The Year We Make Contact (digital effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1984 The Last Starfighter (senior technical mananger: Digital Productions)
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One of the things I was tormented over when I got out of art school was losing my æsthetic sense. People don't see that you are being creative if you are not painting or drawing. I don't see that at all. There is an æsthetic sense to this. It's how well you do your job. The best part is when you are completely done with the film and you watch the film with the audience and feel what they are ... See more »

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