John Knoll

John Knoll

Known for: Visual Effects
Biography: 1962-10-06 (61 years old)

Biography

John Knoll (born October 6, 1962) is an American visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer (CCO) at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). One of the original creators of Adobe Photoshop (along with his brother, Thomas Knoll), he has also worked as visual effects supervisor on the Star Wars prequels and the 1997 special editions of the original trilogy. He also served as ILM's visual effects supervisor for Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact, as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Along with Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall, Knoll and the trio's work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest earned them the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.


Knoll has been praised by directors James Cameron, Gore Verbinski, Guillermo del Toro, and Brad Bird. Del Toro, who worked with Knoll for the first time on Pacific Rim, stated "He basically has the heart of a kid and the mind of a scientist, and that's a great combination."


Knoll is also the inventor of Knoll Light Factory, a lens flare generating software inspired by his work at Industrial Light and Magic.

Filmography

all 38

Movies 37

self 11

TV Shows 1

Producer 1

Visual Effects Supervisor
Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise (2021)

Movie
6.56
Self - ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian

Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian (2020)

TV
Story / Visual Effects Supervisor / Executive Producer
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Movie
6.22
Self - Visual Effects Supervisor: ILM
The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim

The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim (2013)

Movie
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim (2013)

Movie
6.24
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hugo

Hugo (2011)

Movie
7.56
Visual Effects Supervisor
Super 8

Super 8 (2011)

Movie
7.9
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rango

Rango (2011)

Movie
7.81
Visual Effects Supervisor
Avatar

Avatar (2009)

Movie
7.73
Visual Effects Supervisor
Speed Racer

Speed Racer (2008)

Movie
6.06
Fire Ship Pilot (uncredited) / Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Movie
6.07
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars (2000)

Movie
7.67
Visual Effects Supervisor
Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Movie
5.68
Lt. Rya Kirsch - Bravo 4 / Flag Bearer (uncredited) / Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Movie
6.13
Passenger on Train in Tunnel (uncredited) / Visual Effects Supervisor
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Movie
6.08
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hudson Hawk

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Movie
5.29
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hook

Hook (1991)

Movie
6.73
Visual Effects Supervisor
Spaced Invaders

Spaced Invaders (1990)

Movie
1

Ratings

Average 6.81
Based on 11.4 Million movie and tv ratings over time
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Information

Known For
Visual Effects

Gender
Male

Birthday
1962-10-06 (61 years old)

Birth Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Ann Arbor, United States of America

Awards
Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Saturn Award

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