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Film Director and special effects innovator Douglas Trumbull - in memoriam

Awards and plaques in Doug Trumbull's screening room in the Berkshires
Sarah LaDuke
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WAMC

Berkshire-based film director and technical effects genius Doug Trumbull died on February 7 at the age of 79.

Sarah LaDuke spoke with him in 2011 when The Berkshire International Film Festival chose him as their honoree.

Web-text from 2011 original post: The Berkshire International Film Festival's will honor FX wizard Douglas Trumbull this weekend. Berkshire resident, Douglas Trumbull's legendary career includes the Special Photographic Effects Supervisor for 2001: A Space Odyssey; Visual Effects Supervisor for such classics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Blade Runner. Pictures from Doug's screening room.

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Sarah has been a public radio producer for over a decade. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show.
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