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Cinesite taps vet McAlister

Ex-ILM Oscar-winner joins as sr. visual f/x supervisor

Industrial Light & Magic vet Micheal J. McAlister has joined Kodak-owned Cinesite Visual Effects as senior visual f/x supervisor.

In the position, McAlister will oversee f/x work on Cinesite’s future feature projects, including research and development of techniques to create new visuals.

McAlister spent the 1980s at ILM, where he won a visual f/x Oscar for “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” and a nomination for “Willow.” He also worked on the “Star Wars” trilogy and “E.T.: The Extraterrestrial.”

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As a freelancer, McAlister was the first to use computer-generated water, in “Waterworld.” He most recently created visuals for “The Truman Show” at Cinesite as visual effects supervisor.

“I felt a need to get back into the trenches with a company that had a commitment to innovation and the resources to explore new frontiers in filmmaking, and Cinesite represents a wonderful opportunity for me,” McAlister said of his new position.

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