David Stipes

David Stipes teaches in Phoenix, AZ as instructor in the Visual Effects major, and currently teaching basic matte painting theory and history

David Stipes photo is courtesy of Rainbow Studios, Phoenix, AZ.

David has a wonderful web site full of information and pictures of his career on Visual effects, very recommendable.


David Stipes working on a painting . The final saucer shots ¬†below are from “V-The Final Battle” the second “V” mini series. David Stipes did the painting work, the plate supervision / photography and the compositing.


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-”Enterprise” (2001) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (episodes 1.06, 1.08)
- “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (pilot episode) (seasons 1-2)
- Star Trek: Voyager – Caretaker (1995) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things… (1994) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (seasons 5-7)
- Intruders (1992) (TV) (visual effects)
- The Lawnmower Man (1992) (visual effects: David Stipes Productions) (uncredited)
- Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V) (visual effects supervisor)
- Arena (1991) (visual effects supervisor: David Stipes Productions)
- “The Flash” (1990) TV Series (visual effects supervisor)
- The Flash (1990) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)
- Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) (visual effects photography)
- Ernest Goes to Jail (1990) (motion control operator)
- Anything to Survive (1990) (TV) (visual effects: David Stipes Productions) (uncredited)
- Circuitry Man (1990) (matte paintings)
- Get Smart, Again! (1989) (TV) (visual effects: Universal Hartland Visual Effects) (uncredited)
- Deadly Weapon (1989) (visual effects supervisor)
- ” Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (seasons 6-7)
- The Pink Chiquitas (1987) (visual effects supervisor)
- Night of the Creeps (1986) (visual effects supervisor: David Stipes Productions)
- Real Genius (1985) (visual effects supervisor)
- The Stuff (1985) (visual effects)
- Creation of the Universe (1985) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)
- The Jupiter Menace (1984) (visual effects: David Stipes Productions)
- “V: The Final Battle” (1984) (mini) TV Series (visual effects supervisor)

- The Ice Pirates (1984) (visual effects matte paintings: David Stipes Productions)
-V (1983) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)
- “The Thorn Birds” (1983) (mini) TV Series (visual effects) (uncredited)
- Rocketship X-M (1950) (effects camera operator: rocket effects) (1982 revised version)
-Creepshow (1982) (visual effects supervisor: David Stipes Productions)
- “Tales of the Gold Monkey” (1982) TV Series (visual effects supervisor)
- “Darkroom” (1981) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (episode “Siege of 13 August”)
- Caveman (1981) (visual effects)
- “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1981) TV Series (visual effects supervisor) (uncredited)
- “Galactica 1980″ (1980) TV Series (visual effects) (uncredited)
- “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (1979) TV Series (visual effects)
- Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) (visual effects) (as David Stripes)
- Battlestar Galactica (1978) (TV) (visual effects) (uncredited)
- Curse of the Black Widow (1977) (TV) (visual effects) (uncredited)
- Equinox (1970) (visual effects) (uncredited)
- “Davey and Goliath” (1960) TV Series (animator)