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Cameron Waldbauer is a Canadian Academy Award-nominated Special Effects Supervisor who worked on the 2016 sequel Star Trek Beyond. [1]

Marvel franchise Edit

Waldbauer received his Academy Award nomination in the category Best Achievement in Visual Effects in 2015 for his work on the comic adaptation X-Men: Days of Future Past, directed and produced by Bryan Singer, starring Patrick Stewart, and with Famke Janssen and Kelsey Grammer. [2] He shared this nomination as well as VES Award nomination in the category Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture the same year with fellow visual effects supervisor Lou Pecora. Waldbauer also received a BAFTA Film Award nomination in the category Best Special Visual Effects in 2015.

Prior to X-Men: Days of Future Past, Waldbauer worked as special effects supervisor and/or special effects coordinator on the comic adaptations X2 (2003, directed by Bryan Singer, starring Patrick Stewart and Famke Janssen, with Bruce Davison and Roger R. Cross, and produced by Stan Lee and Ralph Winter), Fantastic Four (2005, produced by and featuring Stan Lee and Ralph Winter), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, with Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Kelsey Grammer, Julian Christopher, and John Pyper-Ferguson and produced by Stan Lee and Ralph Winter), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007, with Zach Grenier, produced by Stan Lee and Ralph Winter, and edited by William Hoy), and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, with Patrick Stewart and produced by Stan Lee, Ralph Winter, and Bryan Singer).

Currently in pre-production, Waldbauer will also work as Visual Effects Supervisor on the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse, again with director, writer, and producer Bryan Singer.

Other work Edit

Also credited as Cam Waldbauer, he started his career in the special effects department in the late 1990s. He was part of the secial effects crew of the action film Firestorm (1998, cinematography by Stephen F. Windon), the action comedy Shanghai Noon (2000, cinematography by Dan Mindel), the science fiction thriller Replicant (2001, with Paul McGillion and production design by Andrew Neskoromny), the crime comedy The Shipment (2001), the horror sequel Halloween: Resurrection (2002), the horror film Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002), the action comedy I Spy (2002, with Famke Janssen and Malcolm McDowell), the science fiction film I, Robot (2004, with Bruce Greenwood and James Cromwell), and the adventure Eragon (2006).

In 2007, Waldbauer worked as special effects coordinator on the television remake of Bionic Woman. The eight episodes of the series featured regular Miguel Ferrer and featured fuest stars Roger R. Cross, Brian Markinson and Julian Christopher, co-producer Stephen Welke, and visual effects by Doug Drexler, Adam Lambert, Edward L. Williams, Gary Hutzel, and Kyle Toucher.

Further assignments include the action thriller Quantum of Solace (2008), the fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, with Christopher Plummer), the science fiction film 2012 (2009), the fantasy sequel The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009, with Billy Burke and Michael Welch), the remake The A-Team (2010), the action sequel Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011, with Simon Pegg, produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Tommy Harper, Ben Rosenblatt, and Paul Schwake, music by Michael Giacchino, casting by April Webster and Alyssa Weisberg, and costume design by Michael Kaplan), the action thriller White House Down (2013), the fantasy sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), and the science fiction thriller Elysium (2013, with Faran Tahir and Julian Christopher). Waldbauer was also featured in several DVD/Blu-ray specials of Elysium.

Most recently, Waldbauer worked as special effects supervisor on the drama The Revenant (2015, with Tom Hardy) and the video game adaptation Warcraft (2016, with Clancy Brown).

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