Stuart Robertson

  • B.A., art, University of Kentucky, 1965
  • M.F.A., film, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1975

"Teaching the next generation of visual effects artists is a very satisfying culmination for a professional career."

Stuart Robertson | Visual effects professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Academy Award, Achievement in Visual Effects, "What Dreams May Come," 1998; British Academy of Film and Television Arts, nomination for Special Effects, "Zelig," 1983; Visual Effects Society, award nomination, "Stephen King's Rose Red," 2002


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Visual Effects Branch, Visual Effects Society

Previous Positions

Visual effects production from 1973 to 2004 including feature budgeting, planning and supervision of on-set and location photography, miniature photography, visual effects editorial and postproduction; supervisory and hands-on experience in all aspects of digital VFX postproduction, including digital compositing, CGI animation, digital matte painting and practical special effects and VFX photography; experienced in both in-facility and feature production environments; clients and employers include Columbia Pictures, Paramount, New Line Cinema, MGM, ABC Television, Miramax Films, Centropolis FX, Industrial Light & Magic, R/GA New York and Los Angeles; credits on more than 20 feature films and past professorship at Florida State University in Tallahassee

Publications and presentations

Contributor, "The VES Handbook of Visual Effects"; Focal Press, 2010