Howard's work has appeared in over two dozen major motion pictures including the Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter franchises.

Howard most recently worked at ImageMovers Digital (a Disney Company) where he lit and composited on the CG feature, Mars Needs Moms! Prior to Mars, Howard was part of the lighting team that was responsible for the exquisitely rendered Victorian London in Disney's A Christmas Carol.

During his tenure at George Lucas’ visual effects division, Industrial Light + Magic (ILM), Howard wore many hats. From compositing the Viet Nam war memorial crowd scenes in the Academy Award™ winning Forrest Gump to more recently lighting the photorealistic Davy Jones character and his crew of computer generated pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean, Howard helped to create some of the most memorable and fantastic images ever to grace the silver screen.

Prior to ILM, Howard began working at Rhythm & Hues Studios in Hollywood. It was here where Howard first learned the software and computer graphics production techniques relating to the positions of Digital Modeler, Compositor and Technical Director. As a Digital Artist at Rhythm & Hues, Howard worked on a variety of television spots including the award winning and ever popular Coca-Cola polar bear campaign.

In addition to working in the motion picture industry, Howard’s personal artwork has been exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration in New York City; at various art shows throughout San Francisco and has been published in leading illustration annuals including Exposé 1: Finest Digital Art in the Known Universe and Spectrum 8: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. He has created artwork for private, corporate and nonprofit clients.

Howard earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine. He also studied art and design, as well as animation, film and video production.

Howard currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their three boys.



2011            Mars Needs Moms!
2009            A Christmas Carol
2007            Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
2006            Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2005            The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2005            Chicken Little 3D
2005            War of the Worlds
2005            Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
2004            The Day After Tomorrow
2004            Hidalgo
2003            Hulk
2002            Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2002            Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
2000            The Perfect Storm
2000            Mission to Mars
1999            Sleepy Hollow
1999            Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
1997            Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (special edition)
1997            Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (special edition)
1997            Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (special edition)
1997            Flubber
1995            The Indian in the Cupboard
1995            Village of the Damned
1994            Star Trek: Generations
1994            Radioland Murders
1994            Forrest Gump



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