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Filmography

Virtual Cinematography System Creator
& Visual Effects Pipeline Engineer:

Battle Angel (2011)
Avatar (2009)

Visual Effects Supervisor
Shutter Island (2009)
Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
The Key to Reserva (2007)
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The Departed (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Armageddon (1998)
Titanic (1997)
Apollo 13 (1995) (& additional photography)
Interview with the Vampire:
The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
(& visual effects director of photography)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1992)
(& visual effects coordinator)

Second Unit Director:
Shutter Island (2009)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Bewitched (2005)
The Aviator (2004)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Interview with the Vampire:
The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

Director:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Star Trek Logs:
An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (1991)
Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1990-1991)

Miscellaneous:
Shine a Light (2008)
(post production consultant)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
(director of photography: second unit)
Cast Away (2000) (visual effects consultant)
The Twilight Zone (1986) (visual effects)


More Awards:

Visual Effects Society Awards
2005 Won VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture for: The Aviator (2004)

Nominated VES Award Best Single Visual Effect of the Year for: The Aviator (2004)

2004 Nominated VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture for: Bad Boys II (2003)

Hollywood Film Festival
1998 Won Hollywood Digital Award for:
Titanic (1997)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2002 Nominated PFCS Award Best Visual Effects for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)





BIOGRAPHIES - ROBERT LEGATO



Robert Legato

Robert Legato
Avatar Visual Effects Engineer
Sources: IMDB.com, memory-alpha.org, rai.it


Robert Legato (born 1956) is a director and visual effects coordinator from Ocean Township, New Jersey. After obtaining his degree in cinematography. Legato worked in advertising for "Abelman Associates", where he gained his first experience of producing special effects.

He then worked for some years in television, working on "The Twilight Zone" and several episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

He brought the experience gained in television, to his work in the cinema, receiving Academy Award nominations for Apollo 13 in 1995. He was also in charge of the effects on Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire".

In 1998 Legato received an Academy Award for his work on James Cameron's 1997 "Titanic", which took the use of digital special effects to new heights, particularly in the combining of computer generated images and live action shots.

More recently, he has worked with director Martin Scorsese on the films The Aviator and The Departed, both as visual effects coordinator and second unit director.


AWARDS (shared)

AFI Awards
2002 Nominated AFI Film Award AFI Digital Effects Artist of the Year
for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Academy Awards
1998 Won Oscar Best Effects, Visual Effects for: Titanic (1997)

1996 Nominated Oscar Best Effects, Visual Effects for: Apollo 13 (1995)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
2002 Nominated Saturn Award Best Special Effects
for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

BAFTA Awards
2005 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects for: The Aviator (2004)

2002 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

1998 Nominated BAFTA Film Award Best Special Effects for: Titanic (1997)

1996 Won BAFTA Film Award Best Achievement in Special Effects for: Apollo 13 (1995)

Emmy Awards
1993 Won Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects
for: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Emissary (1993)

1992 Won Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects
for: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

1991 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects
for: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects for: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

1990 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects
for: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Satellite Awards
2005 Won Golden Satellite Award Best Visual Effects for: The Aviator (2004)

2002 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Visual Effects for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

1998 Nominated Golden Satellite Award Outstanding Visual Effects for: Titanic (1997)



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