Dennis Muren

Dennis Muren

  • Birthday: 1946-11-01
  • Place of birth: Glendale, California, USA

Biography

Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic. A recipient of nine Oscars for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award®, Muren is actively involved in the evolution of the company, as well as the design and development of new techniques and equipment. In June 1999, Muren became the first visual effects artist to be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2007, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society. Muren is currently working on a book focusing on “observation” for digital artists. As Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, Muren is a key member of the company’s leadership team and collaborates with all of ILM’s supervisors on each of the films that the company contributes to.

Filmography

From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking

2013

As Self - Senior Visual Effects Supervisor

Empire at 40

2020

As Self

The Sci-Fi Boys

2006

As Self

Star Tours

1987

As Star Tours Mechanic

Willow: The Making of an Adventure

1988

As Self - Visual Effects

Return to Jurassic Park

2011

As Himself

Making the 'Lost World'

1997

As Himself

Side by Side

2012

As Self

Spielberg

2017

As Self

The Pixar Story

2007

As Self

In Search of Tomorrow

2022

As Self - Interviewee

Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981

As Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited)

Production

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

As Creative Consultant

Equinox

1970

As Special Effects

The Ewok Adventure

1984

As Special Effects

Deconstructing Harry

1997

As Creative Consultant

Star Tours

1987

As Director

Equinox

1970

As Director

Equinox

1970

As Associate Producer

Mad God

2022

As Associate Producer

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1991

As Visual Effects

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Ghostbusters II

1989

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1991

As Visual Effects Supervisor

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1982

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1984

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Innerspace

1987

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Dragonslayer

1981

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Hulk

2003

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Super 8

2011

As Visual Effects Supervisor

War of the Worlds

2005

As Senior Visual Effects Supervisor

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

1999

As Visual Effects Supervisor

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

2002

As Visual Effects Supervisor

The Abyss

1989

As Visual Effects Supervisor

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