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Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) September 20 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 8, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Visual Effects ...
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Illustrated training films for the US Armed Forces
1968:
First film work: photographed opening and closing sequences for film, "Candy"
1971:
Debut as film director, "Silent Running" (also special effects photography)
1973:
Provided special effects for "The Borrowers", a children's fantasy broadcast on the "Hallmark Hall of Fame"
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Invented the widescreen Showscan system, in which a 70mm film is projected at 60 frames per second to create a "hyper-real" visual sensory experience
1976:
Created the first simulator theater at his Future General company
1977:
Served as special visual effects supervisor on Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
1983:
Debut as film producer, "Brainstorm" (also directed)
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Directed Showscan short films, "New Magic", "Let's Go", "Big Ball", "Leonardo's Dream", "Night of the Dreams", and "Chevy Collector"
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Directed the ride film for the Universal Studios attraction "Back to the Future: The Ride" in OMNIMAX
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Provided special-venue entertainment for the Luxor Pyramid in Las Vegas
1994:
Purchased IMAX Corporation; named vice chairman

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