(written from a Production point of view)
|Place of birth:||Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia|
|Roles:||Digital Effects Artist|
Ben Snow is a visual effects specialist of Industrial Light & Magic, who served as computer effects artist on Star Trek Generations. His very first project he worked on, after being hired by ILM, he was made responsible for rendering and lighting the by Stewart Lew and Scott Frankel built CGI version of the USS Enterprise-B, featured in the scenes where it interacted with the Nexus. 
Career outside Star Trek Edit
After being hired by ILM in 1993, Snow has never left the company, and later became the CGI and visual effects supervisor on a number of films, including Deep Impact (1998, with James Cromwell, Denise Crosby and Kurtwood Smith), The Mummy (1999, with Erick Avari and music by Jerry Goldsmith), Galaxy Quest (1999, with Matt Winston), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), King Kong (2005), Iron Man (2008, with Faran Tahir and Bill Smitrovich), its 2010 sequel, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). By 2012, his work on these productions had earned Snow no less than 22 award nominations (four Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, five Saturn Awards, a Hollywood Film Festival Award, two Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, two Satellite Awards, and six VES Awards), in the end only winning two of them, a 2003 Saturn Award for Attack of the Clones, and a 2008 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Iron Man.