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Catherine Tate is a visual effects/compositing supervisor and instructor with twenty years of experience in the motion picture industry. To date she has worked on more than thirty major films.

She started working at Industrial Light and Magic in Marin County, California in 1991, before moving to London, England where she worked at Framestore CFC as a compositor. In 1997 Catherine moved back to the United States and again worked for Industrial Light and Magic as a compositor until 2003. Since then she has also worked at The Orphanage and ESC Entertainment, as well as Photon VFX in Australia.

Catherine became a faculty member at the Academy of Art University in 2005 and has since held the position of a Visual Effects Lead and Instructor. She established a collaborative class in 2006 at AAU known as "Studio400A" which has produced visual effects on numerous independent films. Her objective is to connect visual effects students to filmmakers to create a more real world experience in the classroom. Some of Studio400A's most recent work includes Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture, 2013 Sundance and Festival de Cannes winner Fruitvale Station, and the feature Bluebird, which opened the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Studio400A also worked on the features Half-Life and Circumstance, along with the short Crazy Beats Strong Every Time, which were also official selections at the Sundance Film Festival.

Some of her studio feature film credits include: Men in Black, Contact, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Sleepy Hollow, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Hulk, and Hellboy.

For a full list of her credits please see the Portfolio page, or Catherine Tate's Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry.

Catherine has also written online and on campus compositing classes using Nuke, and is a member of the Visual Effects Society.

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