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(written from a Production point of view)
Timothy "Tim" McHugh is a visual effects artist, producer and supervisor who worked as video toaster (hardware/software combination utilizing the first commercial version of the LightWave 3D software) contractor for Digital Magic on the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Sub Rosa" in 1994 where he worked on the CGI anaphasic lifeform, the first LightWave CGI effect for the franchise.
McHugh started his career in the late 1970s when he worked on the science fiction film Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), followed by the science fiction thriller Blade Runner (1982), the fantasy adventure Return to Oz (1985), the horror film The Lost Boys (1987), the fantasy film The Seventh Sign (1988), and the television movie Knight Rider 2000 (1991, with Don Greenberg).
During his career, McHugh received the following Emmy Award wins and nominations in the category Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special:
- 1996 Emmy Award nomination for the Space: Above and Beyond episode "Never No More", shared with Glenn Campbell
- 2001 Emmy Award for Dune, shared with Chris Zapara
- 2003 Emmy Award for Children of Dune, shared with Chris Zapara and Glenn Campbell
- 2006 Emmy Award nomination for Into the West, shared with Glenn Campbell, Craig Weiss, Chris DeCristo, Niel Wray, and Eric Ehemann
In addition, McHugh received a Visual Effects Society Award nomination in 2004 in the category Outstanding Visual Effects in a Television Miniseries, Movie or a Special for his work on Children of Dune, also shared with Chris Zapara and Glenn Campbell.
Further credits include the television series Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996), Dark Skies (1996-1997), The X-Files (1996-1997), Sleepwalkers (1997), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and Millennium (1996-1998), the fantasy sequel The Crow: Salvation (2000), the television science fiction film Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004), the action adventure DOA: Dead or Alive (2006), the short film The Other Way (2010), the short drama Slick (2010), the fantasy musical The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012), and the drama Walking with the Enemy (2012).