Craig Barron is the Creative Director for Magnopus.
An Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, he has been an innovator in the cinematic illusion of creating environments for the past two decades and has contributed to the visual effects on more than 100 films.
He began his career at Industrial Light + Magic, where he worked on such classic films as The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial. Barron’s visual effects company, Matte World Digital, conjured environments for such films as Titanic, Zodiac, Alice in Wonderland, and Hugo. Barron also received an Oscar nomination for his work on Batman Returns.!
He is a member of the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the Museum Planning Committee, and a former Academy Governor representing the Visual Effects branch.