Douglas (Doug) B. Smythe

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Production Supervisor


  • SIGGRAPH 1993

    Doug Smythe joined the Computer Graphics Dept of Industrial Light & Magic in the Summer of 1987 after receiving his B S degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. In March of 1993, he received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the invention of the “morph” process, which transforms images of any one object, person or creature into another. Doug recently received an Academy Award for his visual effects work on Death Becomes Her. His other feature film Credits include Meteor Man, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Terminator 2, Die Hard II, The Hunt for Red October, Back to the Future parts 2 and 3, The Abyss, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Willow and Cocoon the Return. He also worked on Epcot Center’s simulator ride, Body Wars and on several commercials.

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