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Richard Yuricich

Birth name: Richard M. Yuricich
Gender: Male
Date of birth: December 1942
Place of birth: Lorain, Ohio
Awards for Trek: 1 Academy Award nomination
1 Saturn Award
Roles: Visual Effects Producer

Richard M. Yuricich (born December 1942) from Lorain, Ohio, was the visual effects photographic producer in the 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture. A long time close associate to colleague and friend Douglas Trumbull, he served in the same capacity for the science fiction films Close Encounters of the Third Kind (starring Teri Garr) and Blade Runner (starring Joanna Cassidy). During the production of the first two features, he was in the employ as co-founder and full partner of Trumbull's Future General Corporation. He shared Academy Award nominations with the rest of his special effects team for all three films. His work on the Star Trek film helped win the team the Saturn Award for "Best Special Effects."

He first served as a Rostrum animation cameraman for the 1968 sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey (starring Gary Lockwood, and which started his long association with Trumbull). In 1971, served as part of the special photographic effects team for Douglas Trumbull's film Silent Running which built upon a number of special effects techniques developed for 2001.

He later served as associate producer in the 1983 sci-fi thriller Brainstorm, which was also directed by Trumbull, and starred Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actress Louise Fletcher.

Matte painter Matthew Yuricich was Richard's older brother, having worked together with him on several projects, including The Motion Picture.

Star Trek awards Edit

Yuricich has received the following awards and nominations in the various Special/Visual Effects categories:

Academy Awards Edit

Saturn Awards Edit

  • 1980 Saturn Award win for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, shared with John Dykstra, and Douglas Trumbull

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