Scott Farrar

Scott Farrar ( b. 1950 ) is an American specialist for Visual Effects.


Farrer studied at the film school of the University of California at Los Angeles, where in 1972 he earned a degree as Bachelor of Arts. After graduate studies at the same university he graduated in 1975 from the Master of Fine Arts. He then worked as a freelance cameraman for commercials. In 1977, he was for the film Foes and 1979 for Star Trek: The Motion the first time in charge of the photographic special effects. 1980 told him a friend who worked at Industrial Light & Magic that they needed someone who is familiar with the visual effects, but also with the photograph on the set. He then signed a contract for seven months for the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He decided after the movie, however, to remain at Industrial Light & Magic. In the following years, followed by films such as The Return of the Jedi, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Starman and 1985 Cocoon, for which he was active in those countries as a special effects cameraman. For Cocoon he got together with Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie and David Berry the Oscar for best visual effects.

In 1987 he worked with on the film Willow, where the morphing technique was used for the first time. 1988 followed Roger Rabbit and Cocoon II - The Return, in which he was the first to be responsible for the visual effects. In this role films followed such as Back to the Future II, Back to the Future III, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Backdraft - men who pass through the fire, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for best visual effects. 2001 he received his third nomination for AI - Artificial Intelligence, however, won this year The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship. There followed in 2006 a nomination for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, 2008 for Transformers and 2012 for Transformers 3 However, he was awarded the prize in any of these cases.

Filmography ( Visual Effects )