Monday, August 29, 2011

Transformers' Scott Farrar To Recieve Award

The Hollywood Film Festival has announced that Transformers: Dark of the Moon Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Farrar will receive The Hollywood Visual Effects Award when the 15th annual ceremony is held on October 24th. He has been in the visual effects industry for 30 years starting with ILM in 1981. His recent work is all three Transformers films, received Oscar nominations for his work on Cocoon, Chronicles of Narnia, Backdraft and the first Transformers film.

The other honorees include production designer James J. Murakami (Invectus, Gran Torino), cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (Tree of Life, Like Water for Chocolate), editor Stephen Mirrione (Contagion, Traffic) and editor Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams, The Hunger Games). Congratulations to Scott Farrar.
Scott Farrar joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1981 as a camera operator on “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and was promoted to visual effects supervisor on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1987. In 1985, he received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on “Cocoon.” Since then he has received Oscar nominations for “The Chronicles of Narnia, “Backdraft,” “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence,” and “Transformers.” His other projects at ILM include “xXx: State of the Union,” “The Pacifier,” “Peter Pan,” “Tears of the Sun,” “Space Cowboys,” “The Haunting,” “Deep Impact” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” to name a few.

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