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Dennis Muren Honored at Paris Images


VFX Veteran receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Paris Images Digital Summit.

Dennis Muren, ILM Creative Director and Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Digital Creation GENIE Awards in Paris.

Launched by the Ile de France Commission, the Paris Images Digital Summit is devoted to digital creation in its multiple manifestations, the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion-capture, 3-D and disruptive technologies in cinema, television, advertising, video games and transmedia.

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Photo Credit: Xavier Granet

Muren is a visual effects specialist often celebrated for his contributions to some of the defining features of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and George Lucas which reshaped Hollywood: the Star Wars saga,  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Abyss, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Super 8.

He is an eight-time winner of the Oscar® for Best Visual Effects and has also been recognized with a Sci-Tech Academy Award for the development of ILM’s Go-Motion™ technology.