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Don Elliott

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An exceptionally popular player within the ’50s, Don Elliott was an excellent soloist within the golf swing mode. He initial examined piano and accordion, after that performed baritone horn and mellophone in his senior high school music group. He turned to trumpet while playing in regional dance bands, so when a teen caused fellow teen Costs Evans. Elliott examined harmony on the Institute of Musical Artwork in NY in the middle-’40s, then performed trumpet within an military music group. Pursuing that, he examined organizing and vibes in the University or college of Miami in 1947. When he came back to NY, Elliott used George Shearing, Teddy Wilson, and Benny Goodman. He later on performed and documented with Terry Gibbs and Friend Rich before developing his own music group. Elliott required “miscellaneous device” honors in Down Defeat five right years in the past due ’50s. Through the ’60s and ’70s, he do Broadway displays and made up film ratings and tunes for radio and tv commercials. He came back to jazz in 1975, providing like a visitor soloist with the brand new York Jazz Repertory Organization at Carnegie Hall.

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Full Name Don Elliott
Profession Singer, Vibraphonist
Nationality American
Awards Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
Music Groups The Nutty Squirrels
Music Songs Easy To Remember, One Kiss Away, Melancholy Milkman, Rack 'Em Up, Love for Sale, Vampire Till Ready, Echo Of A Lonely Sigh, The Moon Was Yellow, Theme And Inner Tube, The Bull Speaks, Makin' Whoopee, De Arango, Push De Button, Gargantuan Chant, Little Biscuit, Long, Black Automobile, I’ll Take Romance, S Wonderful, Ain't It the Truth?, Mellophone Mambo, Straits of McClellan, Bird Watching, Napoleon, When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along, Blues #1, S'posin', You're Driving Me Crazy, Cocoanut Sweet, Honky Tonk Mamma, Pretty To Walk With, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Dominick Seventh
Albums Tenderly: An Informal Session, Counterpoint for Six Valves, The Bob Corwin Quartet featuring the Trumpet of Don Elliott, Music for the Sensational Sixties, At the Modern Jazz Room (Remastered), The Voice of Marty Bell – The Quartet of Don Elliott, Don Elliott Sings (2013 Remastered Version), The Voices Of Don Elliott, Vibrations, A Thurber Carnival (1960 original Broadway cast), The Nutty Squirrels - Bird Watching, Mellophone, Mellophone (feat. Hal McKusick, Barry Galbraith, Billy Byers & Danny Bank) [2013 Remastered Version], College Confidential. Original Jazz Compositions by Dean Elliot / Synanon. Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Neal Hefti, Essential Jazz Masters, Don Elliott Quintet (Remastered), Four Classic Albums (Don Elliott Quintet / Mellophone / Counterpoint for Six Valves / At the Modern Jazz Room) [Remastered], Jamaica Jazz, Octet & Sextette Play Jamaica Jazz and Musical Offering, A Musical Offering By Don Elliot, The Mello Sound, Double Trumpet Doings, Remember, Savanna, Double Trumpet Doings (Remastered 2016), Deluxe Series Volume 15 (Bethlehem Collection) : Don Elliott Sings, Mambos No. 9 (Mono Version), Deluxe Series Volume 12 (Bethlehem Collection) : Mellophone
Movies The Happy Hooker, $, Dig


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Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life of Pi 2012 special effects coordinator - as Donald R. Elliott
A Christmas Carol 2009 floor effects supervisor
Hotel for Dogs 2009 special effects technician - as Donald R. Elliott
Get Smart 2008 special effects - as Donald R. Elliott
The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 special effects foreman
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 special effects rigging foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 special effects technician - as Donald R. Elliott
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation 2004 Video special effects technician
Seabiscuit 2003 special effects supervisor - as Don Elliott
Hulk 2003 special effects foreman
Minority Report 2002 special effects rigging foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
Jurassic Park III 2001 special effects coordinator - as Donald R. Elliott
The 6th Day 2000 special effects foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
Wild Wild West 1999 special effects supervisor
Deep Impact 1998 special effects foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 special effects foreman - as Don Elliott
Mars Attacks! 1996 special effects foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
Matilda 1996 special effects
Congo 1995 special effects foreperson - as Donald R. Elliott
Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie 1995 Video Game special effects
The Flintstones 1994 special effects foreman
Jurassic Park 1993 special effects foreman - as Don Elliot
Death Becomes Her 1992 special effects foreman - as Don Elliot
Hook 1991 special effects foreman - as Donald R. Elliott
One Good Cop 1991 special effects coordinator
Back to the Future Part III 1990 special effects foreman
Back to the Future Part II 1989 special effects foreman
Twins 1988 assistant special effects - as Donald R. Elliott
Caddyshack II 1988 special effects foreman
The Lost Boys 1987 special effects
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 special effects - as Don Elliot
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 special effects - as Don Elliott

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deconstructing Pí 2013 Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects (as Donald R. Elliott)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Visual Effects Life of Pi (2012) · Bill Westenhofer
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Erik De Boer
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Special Visual Effects Life of Pi (2012) · Bill Westenhofer
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Erik De Boer
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Visual Effects Life of Pi (2012) · Bill Westenhofer
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Erik De Boer
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Visual Effects Life of Pi (2012) · Bill Westenhofer
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Erik De Boer
2013 VES Award Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi (2012) · Susan MacLeod
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Bill Westenhofer

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Special Effects Life of Pi (2012) · Bill Westenhofer
· Guillaume Rocheron
· Erik De Boer
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Special Effects Jurassic Park III (2001) · Jim Mitchell
· Danny Gordon Taylor
· John Rosengrant
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Visual Effects Jurassic Park III (2001) · Jim Mitchell
· Danny Gordon Taylor
· John Rosengrant


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