Robert Stromberg

Prior to his career as a film director, Robert Stromberg was an American special effects artist, designer and filmmaker who worked on some of the biggest television shows and movies such as "Star Trek: The Next ... Read more »

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (76)

Angel Camouflaged 2014 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects, Inc) (Matte Painter)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

(Matte Painter)

Life of Pi 2012 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects) (Matte Painter)

Men in Black 3 2012 (Movie)

Matte Artist(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.) (Matte Painter)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects) (Matte Painter)

Boardwalk Empire 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Visual Effects Supervisor

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

VFX Conceptual Consultant (Visual Effects)

Creation 2010 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects Inc) (Visual Effects Designer)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Designer)

The Way Back 2010 (Movie)

(Visual Symphony) (Visual Effects Designer)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects) (Matte Painter)

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Designer)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

Digital Matte Artist(CIS Group) (Matte Painter)

The Road 2009 (Movie)

Visual Effects Design Consultant(Crazy Horse Effects) (Visual Effects)

Four Christmases 2008 (Movie)

(Crazy Horse Effects) (Visual Effects)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Designer)

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

(Digital Blackout) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Matte Painting Supervisor(Digital Backlot) (Matte Painter)

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

(Matte Painter)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 (Movie)

VFX Conceptual Consultant (Visual Effects)

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

Matte Painting Supervisor(Digital Backlot) (Matte Painter)

There Will Be Blood 2007 (Movie)

Visual Effects Designer(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects)

Pan's Labyrinth 2006 (Movie)

Models (Modelmaker)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Good German 2006 (Movie)

Matte Painting Supervisor (Matte Painter)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects)

House of D 2005 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Matte Painter)

Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow 2004 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

The Terminal 2004 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Matte Painter)

Hollywood Homicide 2003 (Movie)

(Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc) (Matte Painter)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

(Digital Backlot) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Designer)

Seabiscuit 2003 (Movie)

(Matte Painter)

The Order 2003 (Movie)

(Asylum Visual Effects) (Matte Painter)

About Schmidt 2002 (Movie)

(Matte Painter)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

(Asylum Visual Effects) (Matte Painter)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

Digital Matter Painter (Matte Painter)

Solaris 2002 (Movie)

Planet Design(Rhythm & Hues Studios) (Visual Effects Designer)

I Am Sam 2001 (Movie)

matte paintings (Matte Painter)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

What Lies Beneath 2000 (Movie)

matte painter artist(Sony Pictures Imageworks/special visual effects) (Matte Painter)

Breakfast of Champions 1999 (Movie)

matte artist(Moving Target) (Matte Painter)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

(Illusion Arts) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

(Matte Painter)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

8 Heads in A Duffel Bag 1997 (Movie)

matte paintings(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

Kull the Conqueror 1997 (Movie)

digital matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Visual Effects)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

Daylight 1996 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Matte Painter)

Dragonheart 1996 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Matte Painter)

From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

(Illusion Arts Inc) (Visual Effects Supervisor)

High School High 1996 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

matte artist (Matte Painter)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

matte artist (Matte Painter)

Four Rooms 1995 (Movie)

(Illusion Arts Inc) (Visual Effects)

Double Dragon 1994 (Movie)

(Visual Effects Supervisor)

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Matte Painter)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Matte Painter

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

A Far Off Place 1993 (Movie)

(Visual Effects)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Matte Painter)

Newsies 1992 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts crew) (Matte Painter)

The Babe 1992 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts Inc) (Matte Painter)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

Shattered 1991 (Movie)

matte artist (Matte Painter)

The Butcher's Wife 1991 (Movie)

matte artist(North Carolina) (Matte Painter)

Tremors 1990 (Movie)

matte artist(Illusion Arts) (Matte Painter)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989 (Movie)

Matte Artist (Matte Painter)

Fatherland (TV Show)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Grey Gardens (TV Show)

Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Department (4)

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Alice in Wonderland 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

Conceptual Artist(Rhythm & Hues Studios) (Concept Artist)
Actor (2)

Oz: The Great and Powerful 2013 (Movie)

Disgruntled Kansas Man (Actor)
Executive (1)

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

matte painting supervisor(Digital Backlot/matte paintings) (Supervisor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

video footage provider (Video)
Director (1)

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

matte shots (Other)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

Illusion Arts crew member (Production)

Biography

Prior to his career as a film director, Robert Stromberg was an American special effects artist, designer and filmmaker who worked on some of the biggest television shows and movies such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndication, 1987-1994) and "Avatar" (2009). Before the age of computer generated effects, Stromberg worked as a matte painter to create the fantastical settings of television shows and films. He worked behind the scenes as a matte artist on the special effects team of "Star Trek: The Next Generation," who were awarded a Primetime Emmy for their work in 1992. As special effects became more complicated and more reliant upon computer generated graphics, Stromberg was able to adjust and thrive in the changing industry. He received his first Oscar nomination in 2004 for Best Visual Effects in the seafaring movie "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003). Stromberg one-upped himself with an Academy Award win in 2010 for his work as a production designer in James Cameron's science fiction epic "Avatar" in the category of Best Achievement in Art Direction. In the following year, he had a repeat win in the same category, this time for his efforts on Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (2010). After more than two decades working for others to bring their fantastical visions to the big screen, Stromberg finally took the lead and sat in the director's chair for Disney's "Maleficent" (2014). In his directorial debut, Stromberg directed Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie in a story centered around the iconic Disney villain from the classic animated feature "Sleeping Beauty" (1959).

Milestones

2014

Directorial debut in "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie

2010

Won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Art Direction for James Cameron's "Avatar"

1992

First Primetime Emmy win for his visual effects work on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

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