He draws Visual Effects Society's George Melies Award

Douglas Trumbull will receive the Visual Effects Society’s 2012 Georges Melies Award, honoring those who have made significant, pioneering contributions to the vfx biz.

VES chair Jeffrey A. Okun called Trumbull as “an innovator in all things entertainment.” Trumbull’s work in f/x can be seen in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and “Blade Runner.” In addition to his effects work, Trumbull helmed films such as “Silent Running” and “Brainstorm.” The f/x guru has been honored in the past with the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently named a VES Fellow.

“My philosophy is that everything in a movie is an illusion of some kind. I am very excited that the industry today is now embracing 3D, higher frame rates and other opportunities that…we in the VES can provide,” Trumbull said.

Award will be presented to Trumbull at the 10th annual VES Awards at the Beverly Hilton Feb. 7.

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