Your Summer Movie Guide With Kevin Smith and Retta

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The Day After Tomorrow Visual Effects
Live Free or Die Hard Visual Effects
Men in Black 3 Visual Effects


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 2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (color and lighting technical director: SPI)
 2018 Smallfoot (lighting & compositing: SPI)
 2017/I Puppy!: A Hotel Transylvania Short (Short) (color and lighting technical director: SPI)
 2016 Storks (lighting and compositing: SPI)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (lighting and compositing)
 2015 Hotel Transylvania 2 (lighting and compositing: SPI)
 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (lighting and compositing)
 2012 Hotel Transylvania (lead lighting artist - as David Menkes)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (look development and lighting lead: SPI)
 2011 Arthur Christmas (senior lighting and compositing technical director: SPI)
 2011 The Smurfs (senior lighting and compositing technical director: SPI)
 2011 Mars Needs Moms (look development)
 2009 A Christmas Carol (look development)
 2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (senior lighting technical director: MPC)
 2007 The Golden Compass (technical director: Framestore CFC - as David Menkes)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard (lighting artist: The Orphanage - as David Menkes) / (technical director: The Orphanage - as David Menkes)
 2007 Meet the Robinsons (lighting/shot finaler)
 2006 Boog & Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (Video short) (look development technical director: SPI)
 2006 Open Season (look development technical director: SPI)
 2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) (digital artist: Blur Studio) / (modeling: Blur Studio - as David Menkes)
 2004 The Polar Express (color & lighting technical director: SPI)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (lighting artist: The Orphanage)
 2003 SpyHunter 2 (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2003 Freaky Flyers (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2003 NHL Hitz Pro (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2002 Dr. Muto (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2002 NFL Blitz 2003 (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2002 Fire Blade (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2001 NHL Hitz 20-02 (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2001 SpyHunter (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2001 NBA Hoopz (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2000 Arena Football Unleashed (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 2000 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (Video Game) (cinematics artist)
 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle (3D artist - uncredited)
 1998 The X Files (assistant compositor - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Restaurant (unreleased)

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

David Menkes

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In 2002, wrote, directed, and produced the feature film "The Restaurant" at the age of 23. Despite a budget of $70,000 (financed by credit cards), the film was never released. See more »

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