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John Nelson (visual effects artist)

John Nelson (born July 21, 1953) is an American visual effects supervisor. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, for his work on the film Gladiator (2000)[1] and Blade Runner 2049 (2017).[2] He has also been nominated for I, Robot (2004)[3] and Iron Man (2008).[4]

After graduating with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976, he worked as a cameraman, technical director and a director at the pioneering computer animation and commercial production company Robert Abel and Associates, where he won two Clio awards and earned six additional Clio nominations. Early in his career while at ILM, Nelson modeled, animated, lit and composited several shots for Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), including the iconic scene in which the shotgunned head of the chrome terminator splits open and reseals.[5]

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  1. ^ "73rd Academy Awards Winners Oscar Legacy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". Oscars.org. March 25, 2001. Archived from the original on April 14, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "90th Academy Awards Winners Oscar Legacy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". Oscars.org. March 25, 2001. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "77th Academy Awards Winners Oscar Legacy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". Oscars.org. February 27, 2005. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved November 2, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "81st Academy Awards Winners Oscar Legacy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences". Oscars.org. February 22, 2009. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Robertson, Barbara (September 27, 2018), VFX Supervisor John Nelson: Looking Through the Lens for Perfection, VFX Voice, retrieved October 22, 2018

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