Biography for Randal Dutra
Vfx supervisor, Animator

Randal Dutra is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards for best achievement in visual effects for "Jurassic Park II: The Lost World" and "War of the Worlds" – he served as Animation Director on both.

Dutra has acted in numerous capacities as sculptor, animator, creature designer and maker, consultant and Animation Director on a number of movies for Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Disney. His films include: "Return of the Jedi", "Gremlins", "Robocop I and II", "Willow", "101 Dalmatians", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "Jurassic Park I and II", and "War of the Worlds".

Dutra is extensively trained in the fine art disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture. His subject matter includes landscape, animal and figure. His comprehensive art background has allowed him to contribute to film projects in many key and unique ways.