(written from a Production point of view)
Adam Dean Buckner (born 18 September 1964; age 50) was a visual effects coordinator and visual effects supervisor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9). He also worked on Star Trek: Enterprise as a visual effects coordinator.
He was nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work on Star Trek. His first was for DS9's series finale. The second was for the Enterprise episode, "Breaking the Ice". He did win the 1998 International Monitor Awards for DS9: "Call to Arms" which he shared with David Stipes, Dan Curry, Steve Fong, Kevin Bouchez, Davy Nethercutt, and Don Greenberg. During his tenure on DS9, Buckner lent a hand in constructing the various kit-bash models for use in "A Time to Stand", and was responsible for the construction of the Centaur-type model, the USS Antares, featured in later episodes, as well as two that were not featured in the DS9 franchise, the USS Jupp and the USS Bradford.
Buckner has also worked on other popular science fiction and fantasy television shows including Babylon 5, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess and Andromeda.
His motion picture credits include The Specials, Dungeons and Dragons, Come l'America, The Impossible Elephant, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Mee-Shee: The Water Giant.
Buckner left the franchise halfway through the first season of Enterprise, and around 2003, moved to London, UK where he continued to work as an independent contractor in very much the same capacity for the European motion picture industry, also working on television productions and commercials.
Emmy Award Nominations
- 1999 Emmy Award nomination as "Visual Effects Coordinator" for DS9: "What You Leave Behind" in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", shared with Rob Bonchune, David Lombardi, CGI Supervisor; Kevin P. Bouchez, Adam Howard, Greg Rainoff, Visual Effects Animators; Arthur J. Codron, Judy Elkins, Visual Effects Coordinators; Dan Curry, Visual Effects Producer/Supervisor; Steve Fong, Don Greenberg, Paul Hill, Davy T. Nethercutt, Visual Effects Compositors; Sherry Hitch, Digital Compositor; Gary Hutzel, David Stipes, Visual Effects Supervisors; Paul Maples, Visual Effects Cameraman; Gary Monak, Special Effects Supervisor; Larry Younger, Visual Effects Artist
- 2002 Emmy Award nomination as "Visual Effects Coordinator" for ENT: "Breaking the Ice" in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series ", shared with John Gross, Steven Rogers, CGI Supervisors; Paul Hill, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Adam Howard, Greg Rainoff, Lead Visual Effects Animators; Fred Pienkos, Eddie Robison, Lead CGI Artists; David Stipes, Visual Effects Supervisor