Scott Farrar, ASC
Visual Effects Supervision / Second Unit Direction
ILM: San Francisco
Scott Farrar joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1981 as a camera operator on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In 1985, Farrar received an Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects for his work on Cocoon, and two years later he was promoted to Visual Effects Supervisor for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Farrar’s ability to carry out the vision of filmmakers has earned him several additional honors including Oscar® nominations for Backdraft, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Transformers, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Farrar also earned British Academy Award® nominations for his breakthrough visual effects work on A.I. Artificial Intelligence and his futuristic environments in Minority Report.
Prior to coming to ILM, Farrar worked as a freelance cameraman in Los Angeles. In 1975, he was invited to visit the set of the then unknown Star Wars and saw the first motion control system in action. Inspired by what he saw, he began work for Robert Abel and Associates, and eventually for Doug Trumbull on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
A California native, Farrar received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts in Theater Design with an emphasis in Film from the University of California at Los Angeles.