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(written from a Production point of view)
Bivens and other members of the CBS Digital team earned an Emmy Award nomination for their visual effects work on the 2004 TV movie The Winning Season, for which Bivens was Lead CGI Animator. His other work with CBS Digital includes the films Blast (featuring Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), Riding the Bullet (featuring Matt Frewer), and The Last Sin Eater (starring Louise Fletcher), and TV movies such as Category 6: Day of Destruction, Category 7: The End of the World, and Desperation (the latter starring Matt Frewer, Ron Perlman, and Steven Weber).
Before he started his animation and visual effects career, Bivens held many other occupations in the entertainment industry. He was the special coordinator for the Coen brothers' first film, 1984's Blood Simple. He later co-wrote, co-directed (with Adam Roarke), and produced the 1986 film Trespasses. Bivens was also a camera operator on this film and also secured locations for shooting.
In addition, Bivens was the sound designer and post-production coordinator on the 1986 independent film Shadows of the Wolf. He then served as Director of Photography on the 1988 independent thriller Slipping Into Darkness. In 1994 he was a camera operator and production supervisor on horror film The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Bivens has even worked as an actor or a voice actor; he can be seen in Blood Red as well as a number of other independent and short film projects.