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Oscar Winner Greg Butler Talks Visual Effects, Working On “1917”

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Greg Butler and his wife, Lisa Rollins, after Butler took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for his work on the film "1917"

On February 9th, Greg Butler won the Best Visual Effects Oscar for his work on the World War I epic “1917,” directed by Sam Mendes. Butler graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and has been working in film since the early 1990’s. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2012 for his work on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” Butler spoke with WAMC about working on the “Lord Of The Rings” in the early 2000s and what it was like when he learned he’d won for “1917.”

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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