Richard Edlund, ASC
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Richard Edlund Films
Honorary Membership in the Society recognizes individuals who have performed eminent service in the advancement of engineering in motion pictures, television, or in the allied arts and sciences. Such contributions shall represent substantially a lifetime's work inasmuch as Honorary Membership shall be the supreme accolade of the Society.
Honorary Membership is conferred upon Richard Edlund, in recognition of his lifetime advancing the art and science of visual effects cinematography. His work on special effects began with the Star Wars franchise and led to the development and implementation of digital image processing technology and innovative operating techniques that have driven the rapid evolution of special effects in virtually every form of visual entertainment. Edlund has been valued by the motion picture industry for his many technical innovations, including the Empire Motion Picture Camera System.