Along with a make-up artist, costume designer and set decorator, among others, the traditional Special Effects team consisting of pyrotechnicians for explosions and stuntmen for life-threatening actions brings filmmaking into heightened realism. But this realism now goes in to the realm of sci-fi and fantasy genre with computerized graphics imagery or CGI generation for actions that would be impossible or too expensive to shoot otherwise.  Dealing mostly with action shot against a blue backdrop, the CGI Special Effects technician brings actors in their make-up and costumes composited into a realistic make-believe world that can only be seen in the cinema.

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Alessy B. Chan

Embarcadero, San Diego, CA

Phone: 618-445-1134


A position as a CGI Special Effects technician for a Hollywood movie studio

Summary of Qualification

  • 7 years of experience as a CGI special effects technicians for one of the largest computerized special effects studio in the world
  • Excellent command of Silicon Graphics supercomputers for generating CGI effects.

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present:  Contractual CGI Special Effects Technician Lucas Films.

  • Set-up the blue or green backdrop for actions to be captured on special digital cameras for compositing on the CGI Silicon Graphics Workstations
  • Operate the workstation to general MASSIVE (Multiple Agent Simulator System in Virtual Environment) to create large crowds from a small group shot in real time.
  • Create or re-use templated creatures designed on the special effects database
  • Re-animate deceased actor with digital cloning as required
  • Deploy and operate special cameras on the set as guided by the film director to enable the shots to be CGI-ready.


2002 – Present:  Various workshops on CGI techniques

2002 – 2003:  Diploma in Computer Graphics, Pixar Studios

1998 – 2002: Bachelor of Arts in Theater Production, New York State University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request