Trent Claus visual effects artist, Lola VFX
Trent Claus, a Lincoln native and 2006 graduate of UNL's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, is an award-winning visual effects artist with Lola VFX in Santa Monica, Calif. He has worked on more than 60 feature films, 10 of which have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and four of which won the award. In 2012, he was awarded the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for his groundbreaking work on "Captain America: The First Avenger." In 2008, Claus received media attention for his work on the film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Other notable films on which he has worked include: "Prometheus," "Avatar," "The Social Network," "Star Trek," "Life of Pi," "The Avengers" and "Blade Runner."