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Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic. Recipient of eight Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Muren is actively involved in the evolution of the company, as well as the design and development of new techniques and equipment.

FILM CREDITS

Feature Films:

1999 STAR WARS PREQUELS, Episode I - Visual Effects Supervisor
1997 THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK - Visual Effects Supervisor
1997 STAR WARS TRILOGY SPECIAL EDITION - Visual Effects Advisor
1996 TWISTER - Visual Effects Creative Advisor
1996 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - Visual Effects Creative Advisor
1995 CASPER - Visual Effects Supervisor/Digital Character Supervisor
1993 JURASSIC PARK - Visual Effects Supervisor
1991 TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY - Visual Effects Supervisor
1989 THE ABYSS - Visual Effects Supervisor
1989 GHOSTBUSTERS II - Visual Effects Supervisor
1988 WILLOW - Visual Effects Supervisor
1987 EMPIRE OF THE SUN - Visual Effects Supervisor
1987 INNERSPACE - Visual Effects Supervisor
1987 STAR TOURS (Simulator ride for Disneyland) - Visual Effects Supervisor
1986 CAPTAIN EO (3-D film for Disneyland) - Visual Effects Supervisor
1985 YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES - Visual Effects Supervisor
1984 INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM - Visual Effects Supervisor
1983 RETURN OF THE JEDI - Visual Effects Supervisor
1982 E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL - Visual Effects Supervisor
1981 DRAGONSLAYER - Visual Effects Supervisor
1980 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Visual Effects Director of Photography
1978 BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - Visual Effects Photography
1977 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND - Mothership Effects Photography
1977 STAR WARS - Visual Effects 2nd Cameraman
1975 Cascade Pictures of California: Various Commercials - Camera Operator/Dept. Head
1972 THE SOLAR SYSTEM: ISLANDS IN SPACE - Effects Photography (Charles Cahill & Associates Educational Films)
1969 - 1975 Cascade Pictures of California: Filmfair - Freelance Effects Cameraman
1965 - 1967 THE EQUINOX - Producer/Director/Director of Photography/Editor

Awards:

Academy Awards (Best Achievement in Visual Effects)
JURASSIC PARK
RETURN OF THE JEDI
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
THE ABYSS
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
INNERSPACE
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

Academy Award Nominations (Best Achievement in Visual Effects)
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
WILLOW
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
DRAGONSLAYER

Academy Technical Achievement Award
Creator of Go-Motion Figure Mover

British Academy of Film and Television Academy Awards (Visual Effects)
JURASSIC PARK
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
RETURN OF THE JEDI

Emmy Award (Visual Effects)
CARAVAN OF COURAGE

International Teleproduction Society
1997 Lifetime Achievement Award

Memberships:

American Society of Cinematographers
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Guest Speaker:

American Film Institute '88, '93, '94, '96
ShowBiz Expo
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Smithsonian Institute
Berlin Film Festival
UCLA Film Department
UC Berkeley Film Series
Liverpool University Film
Mill Valley Film Festival
USA Film Festival
Siggraph

Education:

California State University at Los Angeles - Business Major
Pasadena City College

Equinox - 1971 Dennis Muren student film

VISUAL EFFECTS WIZARD DENNIS MUREN TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME HOLLYWOOD, CA.
http://www.hollywoodchamber.net/index.php?module=wof&s=nor&p=1&sname=dennis+muren&wof_id=950

TIME Digital
MAY 1999
Star Wars FX Whiz Dennis Muren
http://cgi.pathfinder.com/time/digital/feature/0,2955,24960,00.html
Photograph for TIME Digital by Robert Holmgren