robert chapin
visual effects artist / supervisor

Maya generalist specializing in dynamics / Nuke compositor
demo reel - Quicktime / Youtube
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* Note - reel hasn't been updated since '07 thanks to several awesome studios and a consistently busy schedule #bestexcuseever  


Bob Chapin began his career in visual effects in 1982 with some of the first computer classes taught in high school.  He received a BS in Computer Science in 1987 and was hired in 1991 by Pacific Data Images in Los Angeles. 

Since then, Bob has worked at over a dozen major studios such as CINESITE, MANEX, ZOIC, HAMMERHEAD, and CFC/Framestore, working on award winning films such as AMERICAN BEAUTY, CROUCHING TIGER, X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, CLOVERFIELD and BIG LEBOWSKI.

Bob has also worked extensively as a Second Unit Director and VFX Supervisor for companies such as NEW DEAL STUDIOS, where they received a VES award for their work on NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.

feature films
Star Wars - The Force Awakens
Batman vs Superman
Avengers - Age of Ultron
Purge 2
Cure for Wellness
The Grey

Inception
Shutter Island
Watchmen
Iron Man
Cloverfield
Sinister
Night at the Museum 1 & 2
Fast and Furious 3
Fantastic Four 1 & 2
X-Men 2 & 3
Chronicles of Riddick
Crouching Tiger

The Hunted
Deep Burial

100 Feet
Manure
Nutty Professor
Armageddon
Devil's Advocate
American Beauty
Swordfish
Con Air
Dante's Peak
Almost Famous
The Big Lebowski
Star Trek Nemesis
Queen Of The Damned
The Animal
Muppets In Space
Independence Day
Mighty Joe Young
Six Days Seven Nights
Matilda
The Arrival
Love Of The Game
White Squall
Alaska
Before And After
Steal Big Steal Little
Extreme Measures
Fellow Americans
Trojan Wars
Ground Zero
Pleasantville
The Bachelor
My Favorite Martian
A Simple Plan
The Babe
Mo Money
Sleepwalkers
Robocop II
Cool World
Batman II
Star Trek IV
Phone Booth
Red Trousers

television
Exorcist
The 100
Chance
Shooter
True Blood
Revolution
Beyond
Good Behavior

The Flash
Black Sails
Banshee
Fringe
Revolution
Once Upon a Time
Wonderland
"V"
Chuck
Jericho
Criminal Minds
Sarah Conner Chronicles
CSI Las Vegas / Miami
Invasion
There and Back (MTV Series)
Omarion (MTV Pilot)
Tempest (TV Movie)

commercials
Tacoma "Blowing off Steam"
Hasbro Star Wars
Playstation "Friendly Competition"
5 Gum Parkour
LEGO Star Wars
LeBron Nike
Hot Wheels
Trexima
Duracell "Bees"
Mountain Dew "UFO"
Pollo Tropical
Cadillac "Snow"
Mortal Kombat Armageddon
AT&T "Raising the Bar"

studios
ZOIC STUDIOS

MIRADA / MOTION THEORY
NEW DEAL STUDIOS
CARBON VFX
SHADE VFX

PIXEL PIRATES
ARSENAL
LEGION

TIMBER

HAMMERHEAD VFX, LA
HYDRAULX
LOLA VFX

BAKED FX
CINESITE LA, CA
MANEX VISUAL EFFECTS LA, CA

THE COMPUTER FILM COMPANY / FRAMESTORE LA PDI - PACIFIC DATA IMAGES LA, CA
METHOD STUDIOS, LA CA
MOCEAN STUDIOS, LA CA
T-SIGN STUDIOS
JANIMATION
COBALT FX
TRAILER PARK / 1741 FILMS
MACGUFF LA

BRAND NEW SCHOOL
THE CORE VFX
LOGAN

visual effects supervisor
Saving Santa
100 Feet

Il Paraiso
There and Back (MTV Series)
Omarion (MTV Pilot)
Red Chalk (Feature)
Lavender Williams
Light Years Away (Feature)
Soldier of God (Feature)
Miss Cast Away (Feature)
Deadlock (Feature)
Dragon Fury II (Feature)
Lancelot - Guardian of Time (Feature)
Privateers (TV Pilot)
The Convent (Feature)
The Hunted (Feature/Series)
Ring of Steel (Feature)
Mighty Wire Flying Hero (Short)
Allure (Short)


software
Maya
Nuke
Phoenix
FractureFX
Premiere
Photoshop
Renderman
Final Cut
After Effects
Dreamweaver
C-Shell/Unix programming


education
BS in Computer Science from UCF
Alias / Wavefront training in Maya
Santa Cruz Operation:
unix and systems administration
Miami Dade Community College:
Associate in Arts / Computer Science


other interests
Actor, Writer, Director, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer, Musician


virtual stunts
Check out Bob's Article on CG Stunts
in November's Issue of Inside Stunts Magazine
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