Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3

Of the 25+ films I have worked on, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 were by far the most rewarding.

I was working in the layout department at Industrial Light and Magic for these movies, my specialty being body-match animation. Believe it or not, I worked on over 450 shots combined for the two films, and even got an internal award for my work on "Best Overall Shot" on Pirates 3.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2, when it opened, became the most successful movie opening weekend of all time, and won ILM it's first "Best Visual Effects" Academy Award in over a decade.


Left) An example of body match animation

Right) The same shot as seen in the film