Creative Director for Magnopus

An Oscar winner for Best Visual Effects on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Craig has been an innovator in the cinematic illusion of creating environments for the past three decades and has contributed to the visual effects on more than 100 films.

Craig 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.

Craig 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 is one of 3 Academy Governor representing the Visual Effects branch.

At Magnopus, Craig supervises projects created in-house or with global vendors, crafting the aesthetics and technology of visual storytelling in new ways. Facilitating the creation of memorable experiences in a variety of contexts across retail, educational, industrial, and entertainment-oriented spaces. Magnopus (a consolidation of "Magnum Opus"--"Great Work" in Latin), is a visual research and development company based in downtown Los Angeles.

Speaker years: 
2016