Experience

  • Films distributed in 30+ countries
  • More than 25 years experience

Bob Anderson has been active as a writer, producer, director, editor, and special effects designer for more than 25 years. 

 

His work has been distributed internationally by Pyramid Media in more than thirty countries. His work has also been broadcast on ABC, CBS, HBO, and screened at Disney World’s EPCOT, The National Gallery of Art, the Creative Artists Agency and two theme parks in Japan.

In production: a theme park ride-film for a client’s theater in Oita, Japan, using a specially-equipped 70mm 3D camera.

Production Company in Los Angeles

Bob joined forces with renown Disney show designer, Rick Harper.  Together, they headed up an L.A. production company for 15 years doing TV commercials, documentaries, special effects, corporate identity films, educational films, and theme park ‘ride-films.’ Each film genre provided an opportunity to push the creative envelope into pioneer territory.

"The beauty of cultivating a small company of talent that produced large projects was the freedom to be involved in all facets of development, production and post-production."

Bob edits a theme park film on a 35mm flatbed.

The final cut went to VistaVision and then to 70mm in 3D.

The World’s First 3D / Simulator Combination Film

One of Bob’s theme park films is Time Machine Of Dreams, a 3D computer-generated ride-film for San Rio.  Bob served as Writer, Co-Producer and Co-Editor while Rick Harper was Director and Co-Producer. 

 

This project was the world’s first 3D / Simulator Combination film.   It was projected on a 55-foot wide screen with motion-programmed seats custom made by Mitsubishi.

 

The 70mm film was rendered at 4,000 lines of resolution, ran at 30 frames per second, and was shown with an 11-channel discrete sound system, laser and smoke effects, and a robotic main character.

The massive theater built for Time Machine of Dreams, utilized 240 motion-programmed seats custom-made by Mitsubishi.

The theater entrance is being

prepared for opening day.

Bob supervises the recording of a majestic film score performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

The Early Years: Adventures with

Great People and the Creative Process

It was an honor for Bob to collaborate with the late Charlton Heston. “He was one of the most gracious people you’d ever hope to work with.  And he could memorize pages of dialogue in mere moments.  We were awestruck.”

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“I salute your professionalism … I really enjoyed working with you and was glad to be a part of the film.”

— Charlton Heston

“There never has been or will be a show opening as fabulous as you did for us.  You came up with an extraordinary film.”

— Ann-Margret

(A collaboration between Bob Anderson and Rick Harper)

 

“Your expertise in special effects animation, editing and creative input have greatly enhanced the films you’ve done for us.”

— Newport Pharmaceutical International, Inc.

 

Working with a Steadicam for a documentary on poverty in Mississippi.

Enjoying a ride on a Chapman crane.

Directing actors in a film for young people about self-image.

A much-younger Bob clowns around with actor Henry Fonda during a film shoot.

Education

Bob studied film production at California Institute of the Arts (Walt Disney’s “dream school of collaboration”) where he won a scholarship based on the merits of his portfolio. 

 

He was also awarded by Cal Arts the prestigious position of personal assistant to faculty member and distinguished British film director, Alexander Mackendrick. 

 

It was also here at Cal Arts that Bob met Rick Harper, and in the ensuing years they began producing a wide variety of films together.

 

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