Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Petro Vlahos
Born: August 20, 1916
Death: February 10, 2013 (Age: 96)
- Hollywood special effects pioneer.
- Refined the color-difference bluescreen process for the Motion Picture Research Council.
- Founded the Ultimatte Corporation in Chatsworth, California, in 1976.
Honors and awards
- Received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the use of the bluescreen process in the 1940 film The Thief of Bagdad.
- Won an Oscar in 1964 for the "conception and perfection of techniques for color traveling matte composite cinematography.
- Won an Emmy Award for Ultimatte Compositing Technology (1978).
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Medal of Commendation (1992).
- Gordon E. Sawyer Award (1993).