Alex Funke

Special effects photographer.

Alex Funke (born October 12, 1944 in Santa Barbara, California) is a special effects photographer.

He worked with Charles and Ray Eames for eleven years, a period he deemed important to his career success. His first Oscar was a shared one for Total Recall. Funke became noted as an expert on miniatures and was brought to New Zealand for work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. At the 76th Academy Awards, he shared an Oscar for his work on Return of the King, the third film of the series.

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