John Decker has over 23 years of experience in the visual effects industry, spanning feature films, television, commercials and video games.
His recent feature film credits include the Academy Award® winning LIFE OF PI, and Universal's R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. As the Lighting Supervisor on R.I.P.D. he was instrumental in establishing the digital production methodology and supervising shot production in multiple countries.
John began his career in 1994 at Dream Quest Images, before moving to Sony Pictures Imageworks where he worked on GODZILLA and the Academy Award® nominated STARSHIP TROOPERS. He later moved to R!OT Pictures where he contributed his artistic skills to BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, THE X-FILES and SMALLVILLE. Additional work includes designing the look of the battered and beaten robotic adversary for Will Smith in I,ROBOT. Decker sank New York City in THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and helped President Lincoln walk in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN. His video game credits include multiple titles of the MEDAL OF HONOR franchise, and the COMMAND & CONQUER RTS series.
John graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Role with the VES
Founding board manager of the new Los Angeles Section of the VES