VFXBlog Interviews Scott Squires

by malducin

VFXBlog has an interview with VFX Supervisor Scott Squires where he discusses his career at Dream Quest Images and ILM, directing special venue films, Commotion, the evolution from optical to digital effects and his Effects Corner blog.

Scott Squires, currently on leave from ILM, was one of the original founders of Dream Quest Images in 1979. Previously he pioneered the use of cloud tanks for Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind and worked on Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the Galactica and Buck Rogers TV shows. He served as president of DQI for six years and worked on such projects as Blue Thunder, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and Deal of the Century. He joined ILM in 1985 working mainly in the development of VFX technology and received a SciTech Award in 1994 for his pioneering efforts in film input scanning. He also helped develop Commotion which was spun off as a company called Puffin Designs, later sold to Pinnacle Systems. He received 3 Academy nominations for The Mask, Dragonheart and Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace, and received 2 BAFTA nominations for The Mask and Star Wars Episode I. Other projects at ILM included The Hunt for Red October, Starship Troopers and The Time Machine. He also directed and/or supervised VFX for several commercials for Hewlett Packard, Intel, British Petroleum, Reebok, Coca-Cola and Panasonic, the Paul McCartney's "Off the Ground" music video and special venue projects Space Race and the Star Trek Simulator Ride. His last prohect at ILM was Van Helsing.

You can read it here:

An interview with Scott Squires
Effects Coner blog

We like to wish good luck to all of Scott Squires' future endeavors.