Chris Watts

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Chris Watts
Born (1965-06-16) June 16, 1965 (age 53)
Palm Springs, California, United States
Occupation President of Bake Visual Effects Inc.,
Visual Effects Supervisor
Years active 1985–present
Awards Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video
Website Bake VFX

Chris Watts (born June 16, 1965), is an American inventor, businessman, award winning filmmaker and Visual Effects Supervisor.


Currently the President of Bake Visual Effects, Inc. located in Los Angeles, California, he began his film career with Dream Quest Images in 1989. Watts originated, invented [citation needed] and implemented the Digital intermediate process in 1995 when filming the New Line Cinema feature, Pleasantville (1998).[1]

Later in 2004, he also pioneered the use of digital still cameras as a high resolution replacement for film cameras on Tim Burton's stop motion animated movie The Corpse Bride.[2] Watts gained wide recognition with the 2007 box office hit, 300, a Warner Bros. action film adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by writer-artist Frank Miller of Dark Horse Comics miniseries.

He later went on supervising the 2009 fantasy film, Where the Wild Things Are.


Year Film Credit
2013 Horns 2nd unit visual Effects Supervisor
2014 Pre-production Akira Visual Effects Supervisor
2013 Gravity Visual Effects Consultant
2012 Pre-production Paradise Lost Visual Effects Consultant
2011 Detention Visual Effects Supervisor, Music Licensing Contract Administrator
2010 Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove Visual Effects Consultant
2009 Where the Wild Things Are (IMAX) Visual Effects Supervisor
2009 Case 39 Visual Effects Supervisor
2009 Tales of the Black Freighter Production Designer
2008 Disaster Movie Visual Effects Supervisor
2008 Street Kings Visual Effects Supervisor
2007 Meet Bill Visual Effects Supervisor, Compositor
2006 300 (IMAX) Visual Effects Supervisor
2005 The Fog Visual Effects Supervisor at Hydraulx
2005 Venom Visual Effects Supervisor at Hydraulx
2005 Corpse Bride Visual Effects Consultant
2004 Fat Albert Digital Artist
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Digital Artist
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Compositor
2004 The Day After Tomorrow Visual Effects Supervisor at Hydraulx
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Visual Effects Supervisor
2002 American Icarus Visual Effects Consultant
2002 Kung Pow! Enter the Fist Visual Effects Supervisor
2000 Magicians Visual Effects Supervisor
1999 The Insider Visual Effects Supervisor
1998 Pleasantville Visual Effects Supervisor

Short films[edit]

Music videos[edit]


Awards and nominations[edit]




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  2. ^ Watts, Chris. "Biography for Chris Watts". Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  3. ^ "6th Annual VES Awards Nominees & Recipients". Visual Effects Society. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  4. ^ "2007 12th Annual SATELLITE Awards". International Press Academy. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  5. ^ "3rd Annual VES Awards Nominees & Recipients". Visual Effects Society. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
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