Jon Sorensen is a visual effects artist. He is most notable for designing the miniature sets used in Alien.
Alien franchise credits
- Alien (1979)
- Moonraker (1979)
- The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
- Flash Gordon (1980)
- Outland (1981)
- Time Bandits (1981)
- The Dark Crystal (1982)
- Alien Blood (1999)
Sorensen was born and raised in rural Scotland. He had two parents. His grandmother and the cinema. He was sponsored in the film industry by such luminary Directors of Photography as Peter Suschitzky, Alex Thomson, Alan Hume, and Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Brian Johnson. During his time joining the industry to work on Alien, he took residence Peter Cushing's former studio dressing room for which he is eternally grateful. During this time he took advantage of advice kindly offered him by Ray Harryhausen, Lindsay Anderson, and Sir Alec Guinness, and went on to work on a dozen mainstream features in visual effects and camera capacities before branching off into DP work in television drama and commercials.
Sorensen also directed many commercials, most notably in Europe, and acted on many as visual effects director/DP. During this time he wrote his own screenplays. The first to be produced was a British television drama which he wrote, produced and directed, a supernatural story called A Return to Love. He also operates his own camera, music edits and sound designs. He designed and directed the 35 visual effects shots for this project. He made his directional in the 1999 film Alien Blood. He currently lives in the stunningly beautiful English Lake District with his wife and keeps one eye on the majesty of his native landscape and the other on Hollywood.