Harrison Ellenshaw

The apple did not fall far from the tree for visual effects wizard Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Academy Award-winning effects pioneer Peter Ellenshaw. Having gotten his start as a matte painter at Disney Studios ... Read more »

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (15)

Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cabin Boy 1994 (Movie)

matte artist(Buena Vista Visual Effects) (Matte Painter)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

(Buena Vista) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992 (Movie)

(Buena Vista) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Dick Tracy 1990 (Movie)

visual effects producer (Visual Effects)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

(Special Effects Supervisor)

Captain Eo 1986 (Movie)

(Special Effects Supervisor)

Tron 1982 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 1977 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

Pete's Dragon 1977 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

Special Photographic Effects (Special Effects)

The Shaggy D.A. 1976 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)
Executive (2)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

matte art supervisor (Supervisor)

The Black Hole 1979 (Movie)

matte art supervisor (Supervisor)
Producer (2)

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. 1996 (Movie)

(Buena Vista Visual Effects) (Executive Producer)

Tron 1982 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Stardumb 1988 (Movie)

(Director)
Art Department (1)

The Black Hole 1979 (Movie)

(miniature effects) (Production Designer)
Other (5)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

visual effects technical consultant (Consultant)

Millennium 1989 (Movie)

visual effects consultant(Light and Motion) (Consultant)

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 1987 (Movie)

(Second Unit Director)

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

special effects consultant (Consultant)

Biography

The apple did not fall far from the tree for visual effects wizard Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Academy Award-winning effects pioneer Peter Ellenshaw. Having gotten his start as a matte painter at Disney Studios, Ellenshaw ventured out on his own to provide photographic effects work on the David Bowie sci-fi cult classic "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976). It was, however, his contributions to George Lucas' space opera "Star Wars" (1977) that altered the trajectory of his burgeoning career. Returning to Disney, Ellenshaw worked alongside his father on the visually impressive galactic adventure "The Black Hole" (1979), prior to taking the lead of the matte painting team on "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1980). Ellenshaw continued to work as a visual effects supervisor, even as he associate produced the computer-generated sci-fi fantasy "TRON" (1982) and assistant directed "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" (1987). After making his directorial debut on the indie comedy "Dead Silence" (1989) Ellenshaw was chosen to head Disney's Buena Vista Visual Effects division. There, he oversaw work on films like "Honey I Blew up the Kid" (1992) and "Escape from L.A." (1996) before leaving to pursue more personal artistic interests. Although he had firmly established his own stellar reputation apart from his revered father, Ellenshaw also warmly embraced his elder's influence and experience in a career that delivered the best of true movie magic for more than 30 years.

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