Craig Tanner

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Craig Tanner
Craig Tanner on Set Avatar.jpg
Craig Tanner on Avatar Set
Born Craig Ellis Tanner
(1974-03-28) March 28, 1974 (age 40)
Coronado Island, California
Education Roseburg High School
Alma mater United States Air Force Academy
Occupation Film Director, producer, editor, and President/Co-Founder of Digital Revolution Studios
Years active 2000 – present
Website
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Craig Tanner (born March 28, 1974) is an American film director, film producer, and editor. He is an award-winning film producer and editor, best known for his work as Visual Effects Editor for the film Avatar and as producer and editor of God Sleeps in Rwanda. Tanner is also the co-founder of Digital Revolution Studios, a 3D production studio.

Early life[edit]

Tanner was born in Coronado Island, California and raised in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon. Tanner was a star athlete in high school, lettering in football, swimming, ski team, and wrestling team. He was offered a full scholarship to play college football at the The Air Force Academy. Tanner was a starter for the Division I NCAA football program for 3 seasons, winning the Western Athletic Conference (1995) and playing in the Copper Bowl (1995).

Tanner is a graduate of The Air Force Academy and served in the armed forces for eight years.[1] When Tanner's passion for making movies was recognized at the Academy, he was asked to stay at the Air Force Academy, and charged with filming and editing for the Air Force Academy.[2]

Career[edit]

After his military career, Craig Tanner went on to edit feature films. In Hollywood, he resumed his filmmaking career with Warner Bros. and continued to work in post-production. In 2005, Craig Tanner was nominated for an Oscar and received an Emmy for the documentary God Sleeps in Rwanda.[2]

As Visual Effects Editor on Avatar[3] Tanner assisted in the creation of the complex live-action and motion capture hybrid post-production pipeline for James Cameron.[citation needed]

In 2009, after working as a Visual Effects Editor for Avatar, Tanner co-founded Digital Revolution Studios, and began directing and producing 3D content for the emerging 3D home and theatrical market.

By collaborating with other leading experts in 3D research and development, Tanner designed and created 3D cameras and equipment for Digital Revolution Studios' use. He produced, directed and edited multiple award-winning content for small and larger venues, from wildlife and nature clips to commercials to independent feature length films.[4]

Work[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Assistant Editor
2002 We Were Soldiers Assistant Editor
2003 Shattered Glass Associate Editor
2003 The Young Black Stallion First Assistant Editor
2004 The Passion of the Christ Assistant Editor
2005 Hide and Seek Associate Editor
2005 The Family Stone Associate Editor
2005 God Sleeps in Rwanda Editor, Producer
2007 Breach Associate Editor
2007 Meter Maids Editor
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Visual Effects Editor
2009 Avatar Visual Effects Editor
2011 Jillian's Travels Director / Executive Producer
2011 3D Safari: Africa Executive Producer
2011 Bullproof - 3D TV Series Director / Executive Producer
2011 Living Large - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Birds, Birds, Birds - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 The Cat House - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 WWII Winners - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Cold Blooded - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Moments In Asia - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Jungles - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Closed Encounters - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 Anza Borrego - The Last Refuge - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2011 BAMMA USA: Fight Night - 3D TV Series Director / Executive Producer
2012 Humor & Heartache of War - Documentary Director
2012 Animal Empire - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2012 Places & Spaces - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2012 Pocket Destinations - 3D TV Series Executive Producer
2013 Road To Paradise - Documentary Executive Producer
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Stereoscopic Editor

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • In 2005, Craig Tanner received an Emmy and was nominated for an Oscar for his work in God Sleeps in Rwanda.[2][5]
  • In 2011, Craig Tanner received a Lumiere for the "3D Electronic Media" in the Foster The People music video "Don't Stop"
  • In 2011, Craig Tanner received an Telly Award for the "Best Use of 3D" in the TV series "Bullproof"
  • In 2012, Craig Tanner received an Telly Award for the "Best 3D Commercial - Army Strong"
  • In 2012, Craig Tanner received an Telly Award for the "Best 3D Online Programs - Pocket Destinations"
  • In 2012, Craig Tanner received an Telly Award for the "Best 3D Non-Broadcast Production - Humor & Heartache of War"
  • In 2012, Craig Tanner received an Telly Award for the "Best 3D Online Music Video - Don't Stop"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "God Sleeps in Rwanda Filmmakers", Date Accessed: 2010-07-22
  2. ^ a b c Morse, Heather (2009-12-17). "Avatar Visual Effects Editor". The News-Review. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. ^ Craig Tanner at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "Digital Revolution Studios Bios", Date Accessed: 2010-07-22
  5. ^ Kimberlee Aquaro; Stacy Sherman (2010-03-18). "God Sleeps in Rwanda". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 

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