Alan is a visual effects Senior Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Culver City, CA, where he has served on projects such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone“ and Peter Jackson's "Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers". Prior to Imageworks, Alan was co-founder of Station X Studios, where he has supervised projects such as Tom Clancy's 'Netforce' as well as commercial work for Chevy Blazer, Budweiser and Dodge Ram, and before that, Alan was at Digital Domain where he served as part of the Digital Ship Team on James Cameron's “Titanic”. Before entering the industry as a visual effects artist, Alan served as Producer/Director for regional television in Oklahoma. Three published books on 3D animation and experience writing for a national newspaper in high school round out his talents. His twelve-year visual effects career spans multiple Clio advertising awards for outstanding visual effects in the commercial field as well as three Academy Awards, two for Best Visual Effects - “Two Towers” and “Titanic” - and another for Best Animated Short (“The Chubb Chubbs”). His science fiction screenplay “Ark” has garnered praise and awards from industry professionals. Working with the best teams in the industry has allowed Alan to finetune his skills and apply a critical visual component to the stories that he tells. In fact, Alan’s projects typically encompass a strong visual motif, which he uses to focus and shape the storyline, giving his work an epic, timeless feel. Alan most recent directorial project is “Postcards From The Future”, a return-to-space epic shot for large-format projection with the world’s only 4K digital cinema camera. He also recently wrapped up visual effects work Robert Zemeckis’s “Beowulf”, starring Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich.