Lyn Caudle

Lyn Caudle

Director, Director of Photography, Photographer (Still) and Filmmaker

Dallas, Texas

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About Lyn

Lyn Caudle, is a Visual Effects Supervisor, and has recently begun Directing as well. He has been in the industry for over 25 years. He spent the first several years working freelance on film and television productions, then he went on to building and running his own company CFX Special Effects.
In 2000, Lyn jumped the fence into post production and took his experience from the set to the computer, at Janimation He worked there for almost 12 years. His work also includes but is not limited to: on-set supervision, design and implementation of effects for any given shot or project, and effects animation (i.e. smoke, fire, wind, cloth, hair, explosions, dust and debris). He is now a Director working on “special” projects that are both technically challenging and creatively demanding. He works on commercials, video game trailers and shots for feature films. He is an avid traveler and photographer.
Currently he is a Lighting / Compositing Artist, and VFX Supervisor at ReelFX Creative Studios. Lyn started his carrier on the effects crew of live action productions. Some of his most recognizable projects are: “Lonesome Dove” trilogy, “Problem Child”, “Ace Ventura II – When Nature Calls”, “Dallas” television series and the “Walker – Texas Ranger” series. Some notable accomplishments include an Emmy nomination for his first large scale project which was “Lonesome Dove”; he was the only crew member to work on the entire “Lonesome Dove” trilogy.”

Credits

  • Sunshine Village I Woke Up a Dream

    Sunshine Village I Woke Up a Dream (2017)
    Film Special effects

  • I'll Make You Bleed

    I'll Make You Bleed (2016)
    Film Special effects

  • Angels Sing

    Angels Sing (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Family) Visual effects As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost. Written by Anonymous

  • Veritas, Prince of Truth

    Veritas, Prince of Truth (2007)
    Film (Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects Kern has to fight an evil menace that could destroy the earth when Veritas, his favorite comic book hero, comes to life and seeks his help.

  • Delusions in Modern Primitivism

    Delusions in Modern Primitivism (2000)
    Film (Short) Special effects Add a Plot »

  • Chill Factor

    Chill Factor (1999)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Special effects A scientist develops a biological lethal weapon and accidentally kills eighteen soldiers in an island during the tests. Colonel Andrew Brynner is the commander and becomes the scapegoat of the incident. He is sentenced to go to the prison for ten years. Along this period, he becomes unbalanced and decides to get the bomb to sell to terrorists. He commands a group of mercenaries to steal the bomb from the base where Dr. Richard Long is researching. He shots the scientist but he flees with the weapon to the convenience store where the clerk Tim Mason and an ice-cream trucker driver Arlo are negotiating ice-creams. Mason receive this weapon from the injured Dr. Richard Long, with an advice to keep it below 50 F. they try to reach a military fort and try to escape from the colonel's team that is hunting them down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Rough Riders

    Rough Riders (1997)
    Television (Action, Drama, History, War and 1 More) Special effects In 1898 the US government decided to intervene on the side of the Cuban rebels in their struggle against Spanish rule. Assistant Navy Secretary Theodore Roosevelt decides to experience the war first hand by promoting and joining a volunteer cavalry regiment. The regiment, later known as the Rough Riders, brings together volunteers from all corners of the nation and all walks of life. When Roosevelt and his men finally land on Cuba, they face ambush, intense enemy fire, and a desperate, outnumbered charge up a defended hill. Written by Anonymous

  • Dead Man's Walk

    Dead Man's Walk (1996)
    Television (Western) Special effects In this prequel to "Lonesome Dove", two young men join the Texas Rangers unit that's on a mission to annex Santa Fe.

  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
    Film (Adventure and Comedy) Special effects Ace Ventura, emerging from self-imposed exile in a remote Himalayan hideaway, travels to Africa with explorer Fulton Greenwall to find a sacred bat which is told will avert a war between with Wachootoo and Wachati tribes. Of course, when Ace gets involved, all hell breaks loose... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

  • Storyville

    Storyville (1992)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Special effects A young candidate for the senate is filmed with a hooker as blackmail. As he investigates, he discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

  • A Taste for Killing

    A Taste for Killing (1992)
    TV Movie (Action, Drama and Thriller) Special effects Two college students get a summer job on an offshore oil rig. They are soon approached by a co-worker who had earlier befriended them, and who now tries to draw them into a plot to murder the rig's crew chief.

  • In Broad Daylight

    In Broad Daylight (1991)
    TV Movie (Drama and Thriller) Special effects The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to pay his sweets triggers off his persecution complex. As revenge for the believed insult, the whole family starts stalking the shop owner and her husband... until this escalates and the old man gets badly injured. Len is arrested, but gets off, free on bail. His clever attorney delays the court session for more than a year - while Rowan keeps threatening the witnesses. But then, the people feel they've had enough of this and decide to take the law in their own hands... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • White Fang

    White Fang (1991)
    Film (Adventure and Drama) Special effects Jack Conroy is a young gold hunter, who seeks for gold in the enormous and the snowy deserts of Alaska. He save one day, a mixed dogwolf from the hands of a cruel man, and a brave friendship develops between the two. The dogwolf, who named "the white fang" for it's sharp and white tooth, was left alone after his mother was killed by a hunter. After a while, the white fang was taken from jack, by a man who put him in an illegal dog fighting pen, to fight other dogs. White Fang becomes a professional, experienced and a cruel killer. But unexpectedly, jack meets him again after a long term, and they return to be friends. When a group of criminals wants to steal Jack's gold, White Fang is the only one who can help him to fight them off. Written by rsilberman

  • Problem Child

    Problem Child (1990)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Special effects The story of a seven-year-old mischievous orphan boy named Junior. He is hardly a model child; mean-spirited and incorrigible. One day, he is adopted by a loving man along with his obnoxious wife named Ben Healy and Flo Healy. Ever since Junior comes into their lives, he turns ordinary days into full-scale comic nightmares! He also leaves a path of serious destruction in his wake, and is even pen pals with Martin Beck (A.K.A. The Bow Tie Killer, a notorious serial killer who kidnaps his faithful correspondent, along with Flo). And now it's up to Ben as he undertakes a rescue mission to get Junior back from Beck before he plans on hurting him. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Awards

  • Gold Tops Award for “Insulation” PSA for Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
    (1991)

  • Emmy Nominated for Visual Effects “Lonesome Dove”
    (1988)

Education

  • Skyline Cinematography Dallas TX
    (1978-1982)

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