Christopher Swift

Christopher Swift is a Special EffectsChris Swift Character Creator, Makeup Effects Artist, Supervisor for Legacy Effects, and Teacher at Stan Winston School of Character Arts. Swift was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was a self-taught artist. After creating the special effects for his own short films, Swift chose it for his professional career. Swift began a career at Stan Winston Studio with his first project there being the 1991 film, Termminator 2: Judgment Day. At Stan Winston Studio, Swift became a Key Artist and character designer. He continues to work at Legacy Effects, formerly Stan Winston Studio. Swift contributed to the creation of the animatronic Velociraptors in the first Jurassic Park film and other animatronics for The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III.

Selected Filmography

  • Child’s Play (1988)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Congo (1995)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Charlotte’s Web (2006)
  • Iron Man (2008)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
  • Life of Pi (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)

Works Cited – Stan Winston School of Character Arts (2013)