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Chris Watts

Chris Watts

June 16, 1965 (age 50) (
Palm Springs, California, United States

President of Bake Visual Effects Inc., Visual Effects Supervisor

Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video

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


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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).

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. 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.

Short films

  • Five Shorts (2000) Co-Writer and Producer (directed by Billy Kent)
  • In the Wall (2007) Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Music videos

  • Britney Spears "Toxic" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Britney Spears "Womanizer" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • The Pussycat Dolls "I Hate This Part" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • The Offspring "Can't Get My Head Around You" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Garbage "Cherry Lips" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • DMX "Who We Be" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • DMX "X Gon' Give It to Ya" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • U2 "Stuck in a Moment" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • U2 "Elevation" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Enrique Iglesias "Hero" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Wu Tang Clan "Gravel Pit" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Papa Roach "Between Angels and Insects" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Fiona Apple "Across the Universe" directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Backstreet Boys "Larger than Life" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Eminem "We Made You" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • D12 "Purple Hills" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas" directed by Joseph Kahn
  • Commercials

  • 2009 PokerStars, Post-supervision, cameo
  • 2008 Sears
  • 2005 Sherwin-Williams Company
  • 2004 Coca-Cola x World of Warcraft x S.H.E.
  • Awards and nominations

  • 2008 Saturn Award Nominated for Best Special Effects in 300 (2006)
  • 2008 Visual Effects Society Nominated for Best Single Visual Effect of the Year in 300 (2006)
  • 2007 Satellite Award Won Best Visual Effects for 300 (2006)
  • 2004 Visual Effects Society Won Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video for Britney Spears' Toxic
  • 2001 MTV Video Music Awards/(VMAs) Nominated for Best Visual Effects in U2's Elevation
  • Publications

  • 2011 Eurographics, Comprehensive Facial Performance Capture
  • Press

  • What to Expect at FMX by Studio Daily
  • References

    Chris Watts Wikipedia