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Bill Taylor

Biography

Costs Taylor, whose afterwards songwriting credits occasionally appear with a far more formal first name, offers deep root base in nation and rockabilly music heading back to the first Sun record firm days. His initiatives being a executing recording musician in his very own right were associated with a group known as the Snearly Ranch Young boys, a name that noises weird enough actually without realizing that among the people was a female, Barbara Pittman. Another person in this clothing was metal guitarist Stan Kesler, with whom Taylor had written the multidirectional “I’m Remaining, You’re Best, She’s Eliminated,” another strike song proven fact that supposedly found its writer whilst splish-splashing around within the bath tub. Elvis Presley documented the music once it had been dry, after that Jerry Lee Lewis. It really is with the second option designer that Taylor forged his many enduring relationship, particularly when writing like a duo with Thomas LaVerne. The challenging “THERE SHOULD BE More to Like Than This” as well as the egocentric “I Am What I Am” are one of the game titles Taylor and LaVerne paid to Lewis, “I Am What I Am” referencing the favorite Popeye philosophy in addition to Taylor’s most well-known recording by himself, “Split Character.” “Zero Honky Tonk in Heaven” was an indicator that Taylor himself wanted gospel property as well as the Killer was pleased to oblige by slicing variations of “I have to Pray” in addition to “My God’s Not really Deceased.” The songwriter’s experience for the gospel genre in addition has been explored in his creation work with the Wilburn Brothers as well as the Homeland Quartet.

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Full Name Bill Taylor
Education Princeton University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nationality American
Albums Billy Taylor Trio, The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido, Sleeping Bee, The Billy Taylor Touch, Billy Taylor with Four Flutes, Billy Taylor Trio at Town Hall, The New Billy Taylor Trio, One for Fun, Accent On Trumpet, Taylor Made Jazz, Live at MCG, Impromptu, Kwamina, Uptown, Urban Griot, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free, It's a Matter of Pride, Cross Section, The Billy Taylor Trio With Candido / A Touch of Taylor, Homage, Complete Jazz Series 1952 - 1953, The Complete Recordings: 1945-1955, Interlude (Remastered 2015), Complete Jazz Series 1945 - 1949, The Complete Recordings: 1958-1962, Warming Up!, Uptown / Warming Up! / Billy Taylor with Four Flutes, The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido (feat. Candido Camero) [Remastered 2016], We Meet Again, The Complete Recordings: 1955-1958, Billy Taylor Trio, Vol.1 / Vol. 2, I Love Jazz, Billy Taylor Selected Favorites, Billy Taylor's Lover - Pt. 2, Billy Taylor Trio Meets the Jazz Greats, A Touch of Taylor, Interlude, One for Fun + Evergreens, The Very Best Of 1945-1949, The Jazz Collection, Remastered Hits, Vol. 2 (All Tracks Remastered), 75 Jazz Classics, Billy Taylor Golden Tracks (All Tracks Remastered), Remastered Hits (All Tracks Remastered), In That Golden Summer Time


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1 Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1987.
2 Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Visual Effects Branch) [2006-]


Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Public Enemies 2009 visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts
Defiance 2008/I visual effects: Illusion Arts, mass grave matte
Milk 2008/I visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 2008 visual effects: Illusion Arts
Drillbit Taylor 2008 visual effects: Illusion Arts
Rambo 2008 miniature director of photography
Georgia Rule 2007 visual effects and rear screen projection: Illusion Arts
Redline 2007 visual effects: Illusion Arts
Charlotte's Web 2006 additional visual effects
The Hoax 2006 additional visual effects: Illusion Arts
Miami Vice 2006 visual effects: Illusion Arts
You, Me and Dupree 2006 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Nacho Libre 2006 visual effects
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Break-Up 2006 special visual effects
Keeping Up with the Steins 2006 special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Eight Below 2006 additional visual effects: Illusion Arts
Annapolis 2006 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 additional matte painter: Illusion Arts
Æon Flux 2005 visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts
Casanova 2005 visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts
Serenity 2005 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Ladder 49 2004 special visual effects
The Village 2004 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Notebook 2004 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
2 Fast 2 Furious 2003 visual effects
Bruce Almighty 2003 special visual effects: Illusion Arts / visual effects supervisor
Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
The Truth About Charlie 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
xXx 2002 visual effects
Blue Crush 2002 visual effects
The Bourne Identity 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Undercover Brother 2002 special visual effects
Unfaithful 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
The Time Machine 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Gerry 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Eye See You 2002 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
From Hell 2001 visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
The Score 2001 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Fast and the Furious 2001 visual effects: Illusion Arts
Josie and the Pussycats 2001 special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
The Gift 2000 visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Finding Forrester 2000 additional visual effects: Illusion Art, Inc.
U-571 2000 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Skulls 2000 visual effects supervisor
Bicentennial Man 1999 additional matte paintings: Illusion Arts
The Wonderful World of Disney 1999 TV Series visual effects - 1 episode
Ride with the Devil 1999/I special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Dudley Do-Right 1999 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Bowfinger 1999 visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts Inc.
Brokedown Palace 1999 visual effects: Illusion Arts
Mystery Men 1999 additional title backgrounds: Illusion Arts
Muppets from Space 1999 special visual effects
Blast from the Past 1999 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Psycho 1998 special visual effects
What Dreams May Come 1998 visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Mask of Zorro 1998 matte paintings: Illusion Arts Inc.
Six Days Seven Nights 1998 storm visual effects
Black Dog 1998 special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
The Jackal 1997 special visual effects
Trial and Error 1997 optical effects: Illusion Arts
Breakdown 1997/I matte painter: Illusion Arts Inc.
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag 1997 matte paintings: Illusion Arts
Daylight 1996 director of photography: miniature production crew: Illusion Arts / special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Courage Under Fire 1996 matte painting effects: Illusion Arts
DragonHeart 1996 matte painter: Illusion Arts
The Birdcage 1996 special visual effects
Batman Forever 1995 special visual effects
A Walk in the Clouds 1995 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Speechless 1994 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
Fatherland 1994 TV Movie special visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Shadow 1994 special visual effects
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Addams Family Values 1993 matte painter: Illusion Arts
The Age of Innocence 1993 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 matte painter
Dennis the Menace 1993 matte paintings
A Far Off Place 1993 additional visual effects
Chaplin 1992 special visual effects
Innocent Blood 1992 special visual effects
The Babe 1992 matte paintings: Illusion Arts
For the Boys 1991 special visual effects: Illusion Arts
The Addams Family 1991 matte art composites: Illusion Arts
Cape Fear 1991 matte painter: Illusion Arts Inc. / special optical effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Life Stinks 1991 matte painter - uncredited
Mannequin: On the Move 1991 matte paintings: Illusion Arts Inc.
Sleeping with the Enemy 1991 visual effects
Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 visual effects camera
Graveyard Shift 1990 visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.
The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter 1990 matte painter: Illusion Arts
Glory 1989 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Millennium 1989 matte painter
DeepStar Six 1989 optical effects supervisor
Coming to America 1988 visual effects co-supervisor
The Running Man 1987 matte shots
Spaceballs 1987 matte painting effects
Dragnet 1987 special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
The Gate 1987 matte photographer
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 special visual effects
Psycho III 1986 special visual effects
Dallas: The Early Years 1986 TV Movie special visual effects
Clue 1985 matte photography: Illusion Arts, Inc.
Maxie 1985 ghost visual effects
Real Genius 1985 special visual effects
Red Sonja 1985 matte department
A.D. 1985 TV Mini-Series matte cinematography
The River 1984 matte photographer
Cloak & Dagger 1984 matte photography
The Lonely Guy 1984 matte photography
Doctor Detroit 1983 matte photographer
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 matte photographer
Blade Runner 1982 visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts - 2007 Final Cut version
The Thing 1982 matte photography
Cat People 1982 matte photography
Missing 1982 matte photography by
Heartbeeps 1981 matte photography
Ghost Story 1981 matte photographer
History of the World: Part I 1981 matte photography - uncredited
Masada 1981 TV Mini-Series matte photography - 4 episodes
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie 1980 matte photography
The Blues Brothers 1980 matte photography
The Island 1980 matte photographer
The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 matte photography
The Wiz 1978 matte photographer
I Wanna Hold Your Hand 1978 matte photography
MacArthur 1977 matte photography
Airport '77 1977 matte photography
Swashbuckler 1976 matte photography
Family Plot 1976 matte camera - uncredited
The Hindenburg 1975 matte photography - as William Taylor
The True Story of Eskimo Nell 1975 opticals
Dark Star 1974 optical effects / visual effects consultant
Dreadspace 2017 Short visual effects pre-production
No Way Back 2016/II Short vfx consultant completed
This Way Up 2014 Short visual effects supervisor
Starman 2014/I Short digital effects / visual effects supervisor
Dustland 2013 Short digital effects / visual effects supervisor
Lawless 2012 visual effects supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Olive 2015 Short special effects
Dustland 2013 Short special effects
Serenity 2005 special effects director of photography
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary special effects
Heartbeeps 1981 special effects - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 Spider Rider (uncredited)
The Fog 1980 Bartender
Assault on Precinct 13 1976 Gang Member (as William Taylor)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star 2010 Video documentary lyrics: "Benson Arizona"
Dark Star 1974 lyrics: "Benson Arizona"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Olive 2015 Short technical advisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unmasking Zorro 2001 Video documentary special thanks: Illusion Arts
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape 1998 Video documentary special thanks
Total Recall 1990 special thanks
I, Madman 1989 thanks
Out of Africa 1985 special thanks: Illusion Arts, Inc.

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Making of 'Cape Fear' 2001/I Video documentary Himself
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary Himself
'Psycho' Path 1999 Video short documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Medal of Commendation Academy Awards, USA
2012 VES Fellow Visual Effects Society Awards
2011 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2009 Founders Award Visual Effects Society Awards
2007 Lifetime Membership Visual Effects Society Awards
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Visual Effects A.D. (1985) · Albert Whitlock (visual effects supervisor/matte artist)
· Syd Dutton (matte artist)
· Mark Whitlock (assistant matte artist)
· Dennis Glouner (matte photography)
· Lynn Ledgerwood (special rigging)
1982 Technical Achievement Award Academy Awards, USA For the concept and specifications for a Two Format, Rotating Head, Aerial Image Optical Printer.
1976 Golden Scroll Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Special Effects Dark Star (1974) · Douglas Knapp
· John Carpenter
· Dan O'Bannon

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Special Effects Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990) · Syd Dutton
· Gene Warren Jr.
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) · Gary Hutzel (visual effects coordinator)
· Robert Legato (visual effects supervisor)
· David Takemura (visual effects associate)
· Michael Okuda (graphics designer)
· Don Greenberg (visual effects editor)
· Erik Nash (motion control camreaperson)
· Steve Price (visual effects animation designer)
· Syd Dutton (matte artist)
· Robert Stromberg (matte artist)
· Don Lee (blue screen compositing)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) · Robert Legato (visual effects supervisor)
· Gary Hutzel (visual effects coordinator)
· David Takemura (visual effects associate)
· Patrick Clancey (visual effects editor)
· Steve Price (visual effects animation designer)
· Michael Okuda (visual effects graphics designer)
· Erik Nash (motion control cameraman)
· Syd Dutton (matte artist)
· Don Lee (blue screen compositing)


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