Senior Visual Effects Producer
Sony Pictures Imageworks
John Clinton is a senior visual effects producer currently working on SUICIDE SQUAD, directed by David Ayre and based on the characters from DC Comics.
Clinton previously served as a senior visual effects producer on AMERICAN SNIPER, directed by Clint Eastwood, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, the family adventure G-FORCE, a Jerry Bruckheimer Production for Walt Disney Pictures, the live action version of C.S. Lewis' classic book, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, which was nominated for an Academy Award®, and THE POLAR EXPRESS.
While at Imageworks, Clinton has also overseen the production of visual effects sequences on THE MATRIX RELOADED and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS. Clinton, serving as the digital producer, teamed up with visual effects supervisors Rob Legato and Jim Berney to produce several visual effects sequences for the international phenomenon HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. The project included the creation of a CG photo-real Troll, Fluffy the three-headed dog, a Centaur, photorealistic Harry Potter and friends, as well as a fully realized CG Quidditch arena.
Clinton joined Sony Pictures Imageworks in 1998 to produce special marketing shots for the Academy Award® nominated STUART LITTLE. After finishing up that project, he moved on to became a visual effects producer on HOLLOW MAN, which was also nominated for an Oscar®.
Clinton began his entertainment career as a runner at Boss Film Studios and quickly worked his way up to visual effects coordinator and postproduction producer in their commercial division. Among his credits are such spots as Dodge Neon, Sony PlayStation, Taco Bell's "Alien Visit," Unocal's "GCG," Anheuser Bush's "Bud Bowl VI," Chevrolet's "S10 Trucks," McDonald's "Jurassic Park," Geo Prism's "Cube," Nintendo's "Zelda," Magnavox's "Smart Products," and United Airlines' "Whales."
After leaving Boss Film in 1995, he worked as a freelance producer for Rhythm & Hues Studios followed by a year at 525 Post Production as a producer.
Clinton holds a BS in Television & Film from San Diego State University.
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