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Robert Abel (I) (1937–2001)

One of the genuine visionaries of Digital Computer Graphics and Visual Effects. From the early 1970s through the mid-80s, the Hollywood-based studio Robert Abel & Associates (RA&A) pushed the leading -- sometimes bleeding -- edge of visual effects. Working primarily in television advertising, (the only consistent market for such work at the time) ... See full bio »

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Known For

TRON
TRON Miscellaneous Crew
(1982)
Elvis on Tour
Elvis on Tour Director
(1972)
Sophia: A Self-Portrait
(1968)
A Nation of Immigrants
(1967)

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 1981 The Jacksons: Can You Feel It (Video short)
 1973 Let the Good Times Roll (Documentary)
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary)
 1969 Making of the President 1968 (TV Movie documentary) (co-director)
 1968 Sophia: A Self-Portrait (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 A Nation of Immigrants (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 By the Sea (Short)
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Created opening sequence for "Amazing Stories". See more »
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The film craftsmen and storytellers who will be successful in the future are also those who recognize that the methodology by which we tell stories -- and deliver them to people -- has changed. We've never before had the power to tell our stories at such an affordable price, on robust computers that cost just $10,000-to-$12,000. But the ultimate question is: 'What story are we going to tell with ... See more »

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He won 33 Clio awards, the advertising industry's version of the Oscar. One of his most notable spots featured a man in jeans walking the Levi's label portrayed as a dog.

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