(written from a Production point of view)
Sherry L. Hitch is a visual effects artist who worked as digital compositor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. As part of the Foundation Imaging team she worked as digital compositing and cleanup artist on the director's cut DVD release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Further Trek work includes 3D matte elements work on Star Trek Nemesis and as part of Industrial Light & Magic digital compositing on Star Trek.
Her work on Star Trek earned her two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series in 1999 for the Voyager episode "Timeless", shared with Mitch Suskin, Arthur J. Codron, Don Greenberg, Eric Chauvin, Rob Bonchune, John Allardice, Gregory Rainoff, Ron Thornton, John Teska, and Dan Curry and for the Deep Space Nine final episode "What You Leave Behind", shared with Dan Curry, Gary Hutzel, David Stipes, Adam Buckner, Arthur J. Codron, Judy Elkins, Gary Monak, Paul Maples, Steve Fong, Don Greenberg, Paul Hill, Davy Nethercutt, Kevin Bouchez, Gregory Rainoff, Adam Howard, Larry Younger, Rob Bonchune, and David Lombardi.
In 2002 Hitch was part of the visual effects team which earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special for the television thriller Superfire. Fellow Trek alumni Ron Thornton, John Allardice, Jonathan Rothbart, and Lee Stringer were also nominated.
Beside her work on Star Trek, Hitch worked as digital compositor/compositing animator on the television series Babylon 5 (1995-1996), Hypernauts (1996), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, You Wish, Mystic NIghts of Tir Na Nog, Providence, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, and Dawson's Creek (2000). Film credits as digital artist include the comedy Santa with Muscles (1996, with Mike Donahue), the action thriller The Jackal (1997, with Syd Dutton, Mark Kenaston, Kevin McIlwain, Richard Patterson, Mark Sawicki, Emile Edwin Smith, Catherine Sudolcan, Bill Taylor, Ron Thornton, Mike Wassel, David S. Williams, Jr., Rob Bonchune, and Kevin Quattro), the animated film SuZero (1998), the short science fiction film Today's Life (2000), the action comedy The Specials (2000), and the fantasy film Shu shan zheng zhuan (2001).
As part of the production team of the company Pixel Magic she worked on David Richard Ellis's horror sequel Final Destination 2 (2003), the comic adaptation Daredevil (2003), the action film The Extreme Team (2003), and the action comedy Agent Cody Banks (2003). Since 2003 she is working for ILM as digital artist/digital compositor. Her work for ILM can be seen on films such as Gore Verbinski's action adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Peter Weir's war drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), the fantasy film Van Helsing (2004), the science fiction prequel The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), the science fiction film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), George Lucas' science fiction film Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Steven Spielberg's science fiction remake War of the Worlds (2005), the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), the fantasy sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), the fantasy comedy Evan Almighty (2007), Steven Spielberg's action sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Michael Bay's science fiction film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster Avatar (2009), and more recently on the fantasy adventure The Last Airbender (2010).