Brian Smithies was a part of the special effects unit for The Dark Crystal. He served as the director for the miniature effects unit and was a special effects designer for the film. Throughout his career, Smithies created models and effects for major feature films including SupermanDuneAliensHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and several James Bond films. He worked with The Jim Henson Company on The Neverending Story III in 1994, and continues to create and consult on special effects in the film industry.