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Common name for Special Effects guy Dick Wood/Richard S. Wood/Richard Wood/Dick Woods/Richard Woods?
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According to IMDB they are all the same person.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0939659/


Doing a CLT search and removing all non Special/Visual Effects credits I got the following results.

Dick Wood = 7 titles (6 titles confirmed)
- Ghostbusters II Confirmed by T!M
- The Great Outdoors Confirmed by T!M
- Loose Cannons Confirmed by T!M
- Rapid Fire Confirmed by huskersports
- Space Camp ***Invalid***Credited as Key Special Effects Crew
- Starman Confirmed by huskersposrts
- Jack the Bear Confirmed by huskersports

Richard S. Wood = 6 titles (4 titles confirmed)
- 8MM Confirmed by huskersports
- The River Wild Confirmed by kluge
- Rules of Engagement ****Invalid credit**** Confirmed by huskersports
- Silverado Confirmed by T!M
- We Were Solders Confirmed by RAPMAN
- I Love You Man ****Invalid Credit**** Confirmed by merrick

Richard Wood = 5 titles (5 titles confired)
- The Three Amigos! Confirmed by T!M
- Beyond Paradise Confirmed by huskersports
- Christine Confirmed by ninehours
- Lethal Weapon Confirmed by T!M
- Like Mike Confirmed by huskersports

Dick Woods = 1 title (1 title confirmed)
- The Running Man Confirmed by RAPMAN

Richard Woods = 1 title (1 title confirmed)
- Cliffhanger Confirmed by huskersports


So need verification of these credits to try and find his common name.
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Confirmed:

Richard Wood:
- ¬°Three Amigos!
- Lethal Weapon

Dick Wood:
- Ghostbusters II
- The Great Outdoors
- Loose Cannons

Richard S. Wood
- Silverado

In fact, since none of the titles appear under more than one name variant, I expect your initial list to be pretty much entirely accurate. If that's the case, then we're currently at a tie between Dick Wood and Richard S. Wood. I'm currently using "Dick Wood" as the common name, using the larger number of profiles as a tiebreaker, but things will get interesting when a new credit finds it's way into the database...
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Christine = Richard Wood as Special Effects
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The Running Man => Dick Woods: Special Effects
We Were Solders => Richard S. Wood: Special Effects Supervisor
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According to IMDB these are other possible credits

Jaws 3-D<Currently not allowed, credited as Special Effects Crew>
Starman<Allowed, credited as Special Effects> Confirmed by huskersports>
Jack the Bear Allowed, Special Effects Coordinator. Confirmed by huskersports
Town & Country<Not allowed due to Special Effects Supervisor already credited>
Like Mike <Allowed, credited as Special Effects> Confirmed by huskersports>
I Love You Man <Not Allowed, SFX Supervisor already credited>
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The River Wild --> Richard S. Wood as Special Effects
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According to IMDB these are other possible credits

Town & Country

In that one, he's credited as "Special Effects Coordinator", but there's also a "Special Effects Supervisor", rendering the "Coordinator" invalid (from the rules: "A Special Effects Coordinator can be added & credited when No Special Effects Supervisor is credited anywhere in the credits"). That likely applies to several of the other titles you've listed as well.
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Jaws 3(-D): Richard Wood as Special Effects Crew (the word crew doesn't make this invalid, does it? If not, we may actually have a three way tie at the moment...)

I Love You, Man: Invalid - Richard S. Wood as Special Effects Coordinator while the film contains a credit for Special Effects Supervisor (Michael Gaspar)
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Special Effects Crew (the word crew doesn't make this invalid, does it?

Yeah, well, that's another can of worms... See the last part of my post here, for instance. Basically, it's a mess. As of yet, I have not submitted groups of "special effects crew" or "special effects technicians" since they're not listed as valid labels in the crew credits table. The fact that there's no Jaws 3 doesn't show up in the CLT results for Mr. Wood shows that this seems to be the general understanding. But it sure is extremely messy...
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Special Effects Crew (the word crew doesn't make this invalid, does it?

Yeah, well, that's another can of worms... See the last part of my post here, for instance. Basically, it's a mess. As of yet, I have not submitted groups of "special effects crew" or "special effects technicians" since they're not listed as valid labels in the crew credits table. The fact that there's no Jaws 3 doesn't show up in the CLT results for Mr. Wood shows that this seems to be the general understanding. But it sure is extremely messy...


I didn't submit the credit when entering this profile originally for this exact same reason (hence, why he's not listed for any of the profiles). I guess if it's the general understanding as it is now (and that does seem to be the case), we can probably discard that credit for the time being. I guess...   
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Rules Of Engagement: Paul Lombardi is the Special Effects Supervisor, therefore negating Richard S. Wood's SFX Coordinator credit.
Rapid Fire: Dick Wood
Cliffhanger: Richard Woods
Space Camp: Dick Wood under "Key Special Effects Crew" (valid credit then?)
8MM: Richard S. Wood - SFX Coordinator
Beyond Paradise: Richard Wood SFX Coordinator
Like Mike: Richard Wood - Special Effects
Starman: Dick Wood - Special Effects
Jack The Bear: Dick Wood - Special Effects Coordinator
My one wish for the DVD Profiler online database: Ban or remove the disc-level profiles of TV season sets. It completely screws up/inflates the CLT.
FACT: Imdb is WRONG 70% of the time! Misspelled cast, incomplete cast, wrong cast/crew roles. So for those who want DVD Profiler to be "as perfect as Imdb", good luck with that.
Stop adding UNIT crew! They're invalid credits. Stop it!
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Looks like we have a tie between Dick & Richard Wood with 5 titles each.
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Just added Jack the Bear as you were typing.  Update your number of valid titles each also.
My one wish for the DVD Profiler online database: Ban or remove the disc-level profiles of TV season sets. It completely screws up/inflates the CLT.
FACT: Imdb is WRONG 70% of the time! Misspelled cast, incomplete cast, wrong cast/crew roles. So for those who want DVD Profiler to be "as perfect as Imdb", good luck with that.
Stop adding UNIT crew! They're invalid credits. Stop it!
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Right now Dick Wood is in the lead. But I Love You Man could tie it up if it goes to Richard Wood. But if it goes to any other than Dick Wood will likely be the common name.
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Right now Dick Wood is in the lead. But I Love You Man could tie it up

Merrik just confirmed 'I Love You, Man' as invalid a few posts up:

Quoting Merrik:
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I Love You, Man: Invalid - Richard S. Wood as Special Effects Coordinator while the film contains a credit for Special Effects Supervisor (Michael Gaspar)

As such, Dick Wood is the common name.
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Oh, I missed that. Thanks for pointing that out.


So unless there are any more current credits then Dick Wood is the common name.
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