Pensacon is pleased to welcome Star Trek Visual Effects Supervisor, Hollywood visual effects veteran and Emmy winner Ronald B. Moore!
Born and raised in Southern California, Ron started his photography studies before he was in high school. He joined the US Navy and became a photographer’s mate before attending and graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography majoring in motion picture production. After earning his degree he continued his education with the study of electronics.
Early in his career he contributed to many features such as The Muppet Movie, The Boy Who Could Fly, Ghostbusters and 2010, and even more TV shows. He also worked on many commercials and music videos including two with Michael Jackson. Ron has more than thirty years of experience creating state of the art visual effects using every process from large format 65mm film compositing to the latest electronic tools and techniques.
Star Trek: The Next Generation established a new standard in television visual effects. Film and electronic technologies were merging. Starting with the pilot episode, Ron contributed much to the visual impact of the show. During his 18 years with Star Trek he received 14 Emmy nominations and 5 wins. He has also
won a Visual Effects Society and two Monitor Awards.
With his work as visual effects supervisor on Star Trek Generations, Ron was able to keep a consistent look between the series and the first motion picture with the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast. The feature also had some of the original series cast. The picture proved to be an exciting challenge.
Visual effects are more important now than ever. Almost all of the highest grossing box office films are visual effects heavy films. The Star Trek television shows came along and pushed the envelope of what could be done and opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Partly because of this there are more television shows with visual effects than ever before.
After Star Trek Enterprise was cancelled, Ron continued in the field and has continued his work on both television shows and major motion pictures including Miami Vice, Rush Hour 3 and recently completed his work on Twilight Breaking Dawn. Ron has also written a book about his experiences in this field called Flying Starships. It is available now on Ron’s website, TrekVFX.com, and Amazon.
Ron will be presenting a special multimedia presentation on the Visual Effects in Star Trek at Pensacon!