The visual effects pioneer, who worked on “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “The Tree of Life,” will be honored at the Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 11.

Visual effects master Douglas Trumbull has been chosen to receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 11.

The award, voted by the Academy’s board of governors, is presented to “an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.”

Trumbull has contributed visual effects to such films as 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Andromeda Strain,Silent RunningClose Encounters of the Third Kind,Star Trek – The Motion PictureBlade Runner andThe Tree of Life.

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Doug Trumbull is a resident of Berkshire County and serves on the Berkshire Film and Media Commission Board of Directors..