SCI-FI SFX MASTER DOUGLAS TRUMBULL DIES AT 79

Feb 09, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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The visual effects master who who provided images of the future and of space in films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Blade Runner” and the 1968 classic “2001; A Space Odyssey,” has died.

Visual effects master Douglas Trumbull received three Academy Award nominations for his movie work.  In 2012 he received a special technical Oscar for his contributions to the industry.  He also received a special scientific and engineering award for helping to design the Showscan Camera System.

Douglas Trumbell was 79.

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