Sept 23, 2022
IGNITE featuring Trent Claus
12:30 - 1:50
Hear from award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Trent Claus, and then we’ll visit his exhibition Building a Narrative: Production Art and Pop Culture at the Eisentrager Howard Gallery.
Trent Claus is an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor with Lola. He has worked on over 120 feature films, including 19 Academy Award nominees for Best Visual Effects (4 winners), 10 nominees for Best Picture (1 winner), and with a cumulative worldwide box-office of over 45 billion dollars.
Trent is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society (VES). In 2012, he was awarded the VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture for his groundbreaking work on “Captain America: The First Avenger”. In 2020 he was nominated for Outstanding Compositing once again for “Captain Marvel” in which he de-aged the character Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Over the course of Marvel Studios' history, Trent has contributed to 23 out of 27 films, including his work as a VFX Supervisor on “Avengers: Endgame”, “Captain Marvel”, “Captain America: Civil War”, “Avengers: Infinity War”, and others. Most recently, he has been working with Lucasfilm and Disney+ to bring the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett” to life. Most recently he worked on the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.
Other notable films on which he has worked include: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “The Social Network”, “Prometheus”, “Star Trek”, “Avatar”, and “Blade Runner”.