Greg Butler

Class of 1989; Elected 2003

Greg graduated with a B.A. from Hampshire College and began work as a camera engineering intern on the film “Jurassic Park”.  He continued to hone his craft working in a variety of positions such as digital coordinator, computer graphics technical assistant, and assisted to the visual effects producer in such movies as “Forrest Gump”, the Flintstones,” and “The Mash”.  He was lead technical director in 1997 for the film “Starship Troopers” and in 1999 for “My Favorite Martian”.  He moved to New Zealand to work at Weta Digital on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy where was Computer Graphics Supervisor for the creature “Gollum”.  He also served as a preproduction supervisor for “King Kong”.  In the film, “Amazing Grace” he transformed the Gloucester docks into London’s East India Quay of the early 18thcentury.  Enjoying success as a visual effects supervisor for films with a worldwide distribution, Greg recently completed “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and is presently working on “The Chronicles of Narnia:  Prince Caspian”.