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Jim Rygiel Net Worth

Jim Rygiel Net Worth is
$15 Million

Jim Rygiel Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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...
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Full NameKenosha, Wisconsin, USA
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Date Of Birth0001-02-17
ProfessionVisual Effects, Assistant Director, Actor
#Quote
1One 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 feeling.
2On 'The Last Starfighter': "In the '80s, you felt like you were crossing the Great Plains in a covered wagon because no one was doing graphics on the computer. There were years you questioned if it would ever get off the ground. It's like anything; if you stick with it, it will improve."
3I was basically one of those starving-artists stories. My art transformed itself into the visual-effects world, but I still see myself doing art.
4If you see a show with lots of effects but you don't mention the effects, that's a big compliment to me. That means I did my job well.
#Fact
1Los Angeles, California [2008]
2Wellington, New Zealand [2002]
3Jim holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree(University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and a Master of Fine Arts degree (Otis Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, Ca.). He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from (Otis Art Institute), as well as an Honorary Doctorate from the (Academy of Art University) in San Francisco California.

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ben-Hur2016visual effects supervisor
Godzilla2014visual effects supervisor
The Amazing Spider-Man2012visual effects supervisor
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader2010visual effects consultant
The Day the Earth Stood Still2008additional visual effects supervisor
Eagle Eye2008senior visual effects supervisor
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer2007additional visual effects supervisor
Night at the Museum2006visual effects supervisor
Click2006visual effects designer
After the Sunset2004visual effects consultant
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003visual effects supervisor
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002visual effects supervisor
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001visual effects supervisor
The Fast and the Furious2001digital effects
102 Dalmatians2000visual effects supervisor
Anna and the King1999visual effects supervisor
Star Trek: Insurrection1998visual effects supervisor: Blue Sky/VIFX
The Parent Trap1998visual effects supervisor
Desperate Measures1998visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Starship Troopers1997visual effects supervisor: Boss Film
Multiplicity1996digital effects advisor: Boss Film Studios
Species1995visual effects co-supervisor: Boss Film
Outbreak1995visual effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios
The Scout1994digital effects supervisor: Boss Films
Last Action Hero1993computer graphics supervisor: Boss Film Studio
Cliffhanger1993digital effects supervisor
The Last of the Mohicans1992digital effects supervisor
Batman Returns1992digital effects supervisor: Boss Film Studios
Alien³1992digital effects supervisor
Solar Crisis1990digital effects supervisor - uncredited
Ghost1990digital effects supervisor
20101984digital effects supervisor - uncredited
The Last Starfighter1984senior technical mananger: Digital Productions

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night at the Museum2006additional second unit director
Click2006second unit director - uncredited
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003second unit director - uncredited

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock 'n' Roll High School1979Guy in Line at Mayan Theater (uncredited)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Godzilla: Force of Nature2014Video documentary shortHimself
Designing Your Future2007TV SeriesHimself
Cameras in Middle-Earth2004Video documentaryHimself
The End of All Things2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Passing of an Age2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2004Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Workshop2004Video documentaryHimself - Special Effects
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
The Screen Savers2004TV SeriesHimself
The Taming of Sméagol2003Video documentary shortHimself
Weta Digital2003Video documentary shortHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Digital Grading2002Video documentary shortHimself
Scale2002Video documentaryHimself
Weta Digital2002Video documentary shortHimself - VFX Supervisor
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2004OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Achievement in Special Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsVisual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Achievement in Special Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsVisual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsBest Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Motion PictureThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Achievement in Special Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USADigital Effects Artist of the YearThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsVisual EffectsGodzilla (2014)
2009VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsOutstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion PictureEagle Eye (2008)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2004VES AwardVisual Effects Society AwardsBest Single Visual Effect of the Year in Any MediumThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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