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Chris LeDoux

Biography

Prior to learning to be a effective independent country musician, Chris LeDoux was a rodeo champ known for his bareback-riding skill and produced his name in music simply by writing countless tracks regarding the rodeo lifestyle. LeDoux was created in Biloxi, MS, in 1948 and shifted around frequently as a kid since his dad was in the environment Force. He initial tried his hands at rodeo operating in Denison, TX, at age group 13 and was shortly winning junior tournaments. His family members shifted to Cheyenne, WY, while he was in senior high school, and he continuing to trip; after graduating, he earned the Wyoming Condition Rodeo Tournament, which gained him a rodeo scholarship or grant to Caspar University. He also researched the activity at Sheridan and Eastern New Mexico and earned the Intercollegiate Country wide Bareback Riding Tournament. He changed pro in 1970 and eked out a full time income on the nationwide rodeo circuit, earning just enough award money to help keep himself going. At exactly the same time, LeDoux started writing songs regarding the rodeo way of living, since no various other country performer got yet loaded the specific niche market (just how trucker tracks became a customized nation subgenre). His initial structure was “Bareback Jack port,” and he shortly documented an album’s worthy of of songs within a friend’s cellar in 1972. He and his dad setup a documenting organization, American Cowboy Tunes, and LeDoux started offering his tapes at rodeo occasions from the back again of his pickup. As this part business became more profitable, LeDoux started planing a trip to Nashville for quickie documenting sessions instead of relying on regional musicians. LeDoux’s effort around the rodeo circuit paid when he received the 1976 globe bareback riding tournament at the Country wide Rodeo Finals in Oklahoma Town. He remained energetic until 1980, when little nagging injuries along with a need to be with his family members led him to retire. He resolved on a ranch in Kaycee, WY, but held up his songwriting and documenting and developed an extremely large following and a status for fascinating concerts. By 1982, he’d offered over 250,000 copies of his self-released albums, which he finished 22 by the finish from the ’80s. LeDoux acquired lengthy refused to indication a record offer, valuing his self-reliance even more, but when increasing superstar Garth Brooks name-checked him in the 1989 strike “WAY TOO Young (To Experience This Damn Aged),” the eye was a great deal to withstand. LeDoux agreed upon with Capitol subsidiary Liberty and released his nationwide debut, Traditional western Underground, in 1991. The 1992 follow-up, Whatcha Gonna Perform Using a Cowboy, highlighted a duet with Brooks in the name track. The one became LeDoux’s initial (in support of) TOP country strike, and the record also entered the very best Ten and proceeded to go precious metal. Though he hasn’t acquired another one that big, LeDoux documented progressively for Liberty with the ’90s, and most of his albums — 1993’s Under This Aged Hat, 1994’s Haywire, 1996’s Stampede, 1997’s Live, and 1998’s One Street Man — produced the country Best 40, offering well to LeDoux’s comprehensive group of fans. 2000’s Cowboy discovered LeDoux re-recording his first compositions, and he eventually battled a liver organ disease that threatened his lifestyle and needed a transplant. He retrieved and came back to music using the even more personal record After the Surprise in 2002. LeDoux released Hp in 2004. It might be his last finished record before he passed away of problems from liver cancers in March of 2005.

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Full Name Chris LeDoux
Died March 9, 2005, Casper, Wyoming, United States
Profession Singer-songwriter, Sculptor
Education Casper College, Cheyenne Central High School
Nationality American
Spouse Peggy Rhoads
Children Ned LeDoux, Beau LeDoux, Will LeDoux, Clay LeDoux, Cindy LeDoux
Parents Bonnie LeDoux, Alfred H. LeDoux
Siblings Mike LeDoux
Awards Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award
Music Songs This Cowboy's Hat, Tougher Than the Rest, Look at You Girl, Hooked on an 8 Second Ride, Cadillac Ranch, Riding for a Fall, Western Skies, Watcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy, Bareback Jack, Cadillac Cowboy, Silence On The Line, Caballo Diablo, Five Dollar Fine, Powder River Home, He Rides the Wild Horses, Little Long Haired Outlaw, Hometown Cowboy, Workin' Man's Dollar, Blue Eyes and Freckles, Hairtrigger Colt .44, Copenhagen Angel, It Ain't The Years, It's The Miles, Blue Bonnet Blues, You Just Can't See Him From the Road, Running Through the Rain, Mighty Lucky Man, Ain't No Place for a Country Boy, Ten Seconds in the Saddle, Honky Tonk World, Dallas Days and Fort Worth Nights, Born to Follow Rodeo, Tie a Knot in the Devil's Tail
Albums Western Underground, Songs of Rodeo Life, Under This Old Hat, Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy, Haywire, Stampede, Horsepower, Melodies and Memories, American Cowboy, 20 Greatest Hits, Rodeo Songs, "Old and New", Songs of Rodeo and Country, Life As A Rodeo Man, Western Tunesmith, Sing Me a Song, Mr. Rodeo Man, Old Cowboy Heroes, Rodeo And Living Free, Chris LeDoux and The Saddle Boogie Band, Songbook of the American West, Old Cowboy Classics, Used to Want to Be a Cowboy, One Road Man, Wild and Wooly, Cowboys Ain't Easy to Love, Paint Me Back Home in Wyoming, He Rides the Wild Horses, Thirty Dollar Cowboy, After the Storm, Powder River, Gold Buckle Dreams, Chris LeDoux - Live, Classic Chris Ledoux, Radio & Rodeo Hits, Best of Chris Ledoux, Sounds of the Western Country, Rodeo Rock and Roll Collection, Anthology, Volume 1, Legends & Pioneers, Vol. 3 (Live), The Ultimate Collection, 20 Originals: The Early Years, Cowboy, Best Of
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year


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1 Owner at Crafty Apes VFX.
2 Feature Film Division at RIOT, a division of Ascent Media [July 2007]


Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Expendables 3 2014 visual effects supervisor - Crafty Apes
School Dance 2014 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Crossbones 2014 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 1 episode
Fargo 2014 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 1 episode
Foxcatcher 2014 visual effects supervisor: crafty apes
The Single Moms Club 2014 visual effects supervisor
Date and Switch 2014 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong 2014 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
The Haves and the Have Nots 2014 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 40 episodes
A Madea Christmas 2013 visual effects supervisor
Tale of Two Dads 2013 Short visual effects supervisor
12 Years a Slave 2013 digital effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Off-Season 2013 Short visual effects supervisor
Contracted 2013 visual effects supervisor
White House Down 2013 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2013 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes
Da Vinci's Demons 2013 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 1 episode
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor 2013 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
The Last Stand 2013 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Artifact 2012 Documentary titles/visual effects
Madea's Witness Protection 2012 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Wrath of the Titans 2012 digital compositor
Good Deeds 2012 visual effects supervisor
Immortals 2011 on set supervisor: Scanline VFX
Abduction 2011/I visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
The Change-Up 2011 digital effects supervisor
Super 8 2011 visual effects: Scanline VFX
Social Distortion: Machine Gun Blues 2011 Video short visual effects
Gulliver's Travels 2010 compositing supervisor: Scanline VFX
The Nutcracker in 3D 2010 digital compositor
Hereafter 2010 compositor: Scanline VFX
Halestorm: Familiar Taste of Poison 2010 Video short visual effects
The Ghost Writer 2010 compositing supervisor: ScanlineVFX
Beaverton 2009 Short visual effects artist
Skylight 2009/I Short visual effects supervisor
The Order 2009 Short visual effects supervisor
Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight TV Series digital effects artist - 2 episodes, 2009 visual effects artist - 1 episode, 2009
2012 2009/I compositing supervisor: Scanline
Blood Creek 2009 digital compositor: R!OT
The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 compositor: R!OT - uncredited
The Ugly Truth 2009 sequence supervisor: R!OT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 sequence supervisor
The Perfect Sleep 2009 visual effects supervisor
17 Again 2009 digital compositor: R!OT
The Spirit 2008 sequence supervisor: R!OT
The Tale of Despereaux 2008 sequence supervisor: R!OT - uncredited
Iron Man 2008 digital compositor - uncredited
Jumper 2008 digital compositor: R!OT - uncredited
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising 2007 visual effects: R!OT
The Nanny Diaries 2007 digital compositor - uncredited
Spider-Man 3 2007 digital compositor: Cafe FX - as Christopher Scott LeDoux
Ghost Rider 2007 digital compositor: Cafe FX - as Chris Le Doux
Eragon 2006 digital compositor: Cafe FX
The Departed 2006 digital compositor: Cafe FX - uncredited
Snakes on a Plane 2006 digital compositor: Cafe FX
Danika 2006 compositor: Cafe FX
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 digital compositor: CafeFX - as Christopher Leddux
Pan's Labyrinth 2006 digital compositor
Hollow Man II 2006 Video compositor: One Hour VFX
The Triangle 2005 TV Mini-Series digital compositor
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D 2005 digital compositor: The Orphanage
Sin City 2005 compositor: The Orphanage
An Enraged New World 2002 special photographic effects
Life of the Party 2018 visual effects supervisor post-production
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter 2017 visual effects supervisor post-production
Megan Leavey 2017 visual effects supervisor: crafty apes completed
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 2017 visual effects supervisor post-production
Fist Fight 2017 visual effects supervisor completed
Deadtectives 2017 visual effects supervisor post-production
Jacob's Ladder 2017 visual effects supervisor post-production
Krystal 2017 visual effects supervisor post-production
Forever My Girl visual effects supervisor post-production
Midnight, Texas 2017 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 1 episode
Outcast 2017 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes
Hidden Figures 2016 visual effects supervisor
Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love 2016 TV Movie visual effects supervisor
Killing Reagan 2016 TV Movie visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Doctor Strange 2016 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
La La Land 2016/I visual effects supervisor
Havenhurst 2016 visual effects supervisor - Crafty Apes
Term Life 2016 visual effects supervisor
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 visual effects supervisor: crafty apes
Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016 visual effects supervisor
Captain America: Civil War 2016 visual effects: Crafty Apes
Allegiant 2016 visual effects supervisor: crafty apes
The Fundamentals of Caring 2016 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Dirty Grandpa 2016 visual effects supervisor
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors 2015 TV Movie visual effects supervisor
The Walking Dead 2015 TV Series visual effects - 4 episodes
Sleepy Hollow 2015 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 11 episodes
The Librarians 2015 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 2 episodes
Black Mass 2015 visual effects
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Touched with Fire 2015 visual effects supervisor
Hindsight 2015 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes
Insurgent 2015 visual effects supervisor - Crafty Apes
Constantine TV Series visual effects supervisor - 13 episodes, 2014 - 2015 visual effects - 1 episode, 2014
If Loving You Is Wrong 2014-2015 TV Series visual effects supervisor - 20 episodes
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014 visual effects supervisor - Crafty Apes
Addicted 2014/I visual effects supervisor
V/H/S Viral 2014 visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes - segment "Vicious Circles"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transpose pre-production
The Spill Canvas: Our Song 2010 Video short
Paramore: Brick by Boring Brick 2009 Video short
Mishon: Just a Kiss 2009 Video short

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chimera 2003/I Short special photographic equipment
An Enraged New World 2002 special photographic effects

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alaska's Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination 2010 Video documentary still photographer
HIM: Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theatre: XXXVII A.S. 2008 Video camera operator

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transpose pre-production

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Chutes 2004 Documentary

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Artifact 2012 Documentary infographics

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Social Distortion: Machine Gun Blues 2011 Video short co-producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strange Days on Planet Earth 2005 TV Series documentary production assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Business of Amateurs 2016 Documentary special thanks
Broken 2014/XVII Short special thanks
The Scarlet Worm 2011 special thanks
Alaska's Scenic Byways: Bigger Than Your Imagination 2010 Video documentary special thanks
The Big Sleaze 2010 special thanks
The World of Ancient Man 2009 Short special thanks
Cope 2007 Video special thanks

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Visual Effects La La Land (2016) · Tim LeDoux
· John L. Weckworth
2015 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program Constantine (2014) · Kevin Blank
· Elizabeth Castro
· Yafei Wu
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Visual Effects in a Non-Series Fargo (2014) · John Ross
· Bill Kent
· Tom Turnbull


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