John Knoll

Birthday:

10/06/1962

Place of birth:

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA:

Biography:

John Knoll (born October 6, 1962) is an American visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer (CCO) at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). One of the original creators of Adobe Photoshop (along with his brother, Thomas Knoll), he has also worked as visual effects supervisor on the Star Wars prequels and the 1997 special editions of the original trilogy. He also served as ILM's visual effects supervisor for Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact, as well as the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Along with Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall, Knoll and the trio's work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest earned them the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Knoll has been praised by directors James Cameron, Gore Verbinski, Guillermo del Toro, and Brad Bird. Del Toro, who worked with Knoll for the first time on Pacific Rim, stated "He basically has the heart of a kid and the mind of a scientist, and that's a great combination." Knoll is also the inventor of Knoll Light Factory, a lens flare generating software inspired by his work at Industrial Light and Magic.


Production Credits

Jungle Cruise (2021)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Executive Producer
Pacific Rim (2013)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hugo (2011)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Super 8 (2011)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rango (2011)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Avatar (2009)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Speed Racer (2008)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mission to Mars (2000)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Hook (1991)
Visual Effects Supervisor
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Visual Effects Supervisor
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Visual Effects Supervisor