Moore, Ronald B.
Starting his career in the motion picture industry in 1978, Ron Moore has dedicated himself to creating visual effects. He has contributed to many features such as "Ghostbusters" and "2010," and even more TV shows. He has more than 20 years of experience creating state-of-the-art visual effects using every current process from large format 65 mm film compositing to the latest electronic tools and techniques.
Motion pictures and photography have always been important to Ron. In junior high and high school he was the school photographer. He spent several years as a U.S. Navy photographer before entering Brooks Institute of Photography where he earned his BA degree in the photographic arts, majoring in motion picture production. The next several years were spent in the study of electronics and video systems before entering the motion picture industry.
He is a member of both the International Photographers Guild and Motion Picture and Video Tape Editors Guild in Hollywood. Ron has become a respected member of his profession, and offers much to any production.
Film and video technologies are merging, and Star Trek: The Next Generation set a new standard. From its pilot episode, Ron contributed much to the visual impact of the show. He used the latest equipment and technologies to help produce the images for this very visual show. He has been nominated for several visual effects awards including Emmys for "Q Who?"" and "Deja Q," and international Monitor awards for "Q Who?" and "Yesterday's Enterprise." In 1992 Ron won an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work on the episode "Matter of Time."
Ron was involved in the visual effects for the music video "Black or White" with Michael Jackson, the Showtime pilot Public Enemy #2 with Dave Thomas and the feature "Pure Luke" through OMR Productions Inc., a corporation created by Ron and his partner Dan Curry, who also is involved in Star Trek as a visual effects producer.
As supervisor of visual effects for "Star Trek Generations," Ron was able to keep a consistent look between the series and the first motion picture with the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series cast. The picture proved to be an exciting challenge. The effects for "Star Trek Generations" were split down the middle — ILM doing half the work and Ron doing the other locally in Hollywood. Ron was responsible for the Stellar Cartography sequence as well as many other scenes in the movie.
Upon completion of "Star Trek Generations," Ron went to work on Star Trek: Voyager as one of the two visual effects supervisors working on the series. The visual effects of Star Trek: Voyager took another turn in that the use of computer-generated ships and characters were being used more and more. The visual effects teams still liked the look of the standard models shot with motion control, but the use of computer-generated ships allowed moves that were impossible with a model.
After Voyager wrapped its final season in 2001, Ron beamed over to Enterprise, the fifth installment of the Star Trek franchise, to continue providing a stunning and exciting vision of the future.