Rocco Gioffre

Biography:After apprenticing at age 18 on Close encounters of the third kind (1977) as matte artist with Matthew Yuricich, Gioffre went on to become one of the founding members of Dream Quest Images, where he worked for seven years. Since then, Gioffre has worked widely in film, TV and commercials providing Visual effects matte paintings.

 

Rocco Gioffre ┬ápainting a mountain landscape for “Cliffhanger” 1993.

RGioffre

Filmography

- Nearing Grace (2005) (post-production) (visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects)
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (matte artist)
- Van Helsing (2004) (matte artist)
- Garden State (2004) (visual effects supervisor: Svengali Visual Effects)
- “Angels in America” (2003) (mini) TV Series (matte artist)
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (matte artist)
- Equilibrium (2002) (matte artist)
- The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) (senior matte artist: Riot Pictures)
- The Scorpion King (2002) (senior matte artist: RIOT Pictures)
- Queen of the Damned (2002) (matte artist)
- The One (2001/I) (matte painter)
- “The Mists of Avalon” (2001) (mini) TV Series (digital matte painting)
- To Ease the Loss (2001) (matte artist)
- Little Nicky (2000) (matte artist)
- The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) (matte artist: Illusion Arts)
- Bicentennial Man (1999) (matte artist: Illusion Arts)
- Mystery Men (1999) (senior matte painter: POP Animation)
- Almost Heroes (1998) (matte artist)
- What Dreams May Come (1998) (matte artist: POPAnimation)
- Death and the Compass (1996) (matte artist)
- Winner, The (1996) (matte artist)
- Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) (matte artist)
- Rob Roy (1995) (matte artist) (uncredited)
- Demon Knight (1995) (matte artist)
- Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1995) (V) (matte artist)
- On Deadly Ground (1994) (matte artist)
- Pontiac Moon (1994) (matte artist)
- Cliffhanger (1993) (matte artist)
- Hook (1991) (matte artist)
- Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) (matteartist)
- .City Slickers (1991) (matte artist)
- Predator 2 (1990) (matte artist)
- Dances with Wolves (1990) (matte painting)
- Gate II: Trespassers, The (1990) (matte artist)
- Robocop 2 (1990) (matte artist)
- Old Gringo (1989) (matte artist)
- Backtrack (1989) (miniatures)
- .Harlem Nights (1989) (matte artist)
- Paint It Black (1989) (matte painter)
- Walker (1987) (matte artist)
- Who’s That Girl? (1987) (matte artist)
- RoboCop (1987) (matte painter)
- Throw Momma from the Train (1987) (matte artist)
- Short Circuit (1986) (matte artist)
- Torment (1986) (glass painter)
- D.A.R.Y.L. (1985) (matte artist)
- Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,The (1984) (matte artist: Dream Quest Images)
- Gremlins (1984) (matte artist)
- Dreamscape (1984) (matte artist)
- Vacation (1983) (matte artist) National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
- Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (matte artist)
- Blue Thunder (1983) (matte artist)
- Deal of the Century (1983) (matte artist)
- Blade Runner (1982) (matte artist) (uncredited)
- One from the Heart (1982) (matte artist)
- Caveman (1981) (matte artist)
- Caddyshack (1980) (matte painter)
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) (assistant matte painter)
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (assistant matte artist)