VFX Pioneer Awarded ASC President's Award
Howard Anderson Jr., ASC received the American Society of Cinematographer's Presidents Award at the 18th annual Awards dinner, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. This tribute is presented annually to an individual who has made unique contributions to the art form. Anderson is a visual effects pioneer who has earned several Oscar nominations, but is best known for his work on the classic television series I LOVE LUCY and STAR TREK. Anderson is a second-generation filmmaker. His father, Howard Anderson, began his career in Hollywood in 1919. Anderson began working with his father part-time while still in his teens, during the early 1930s. His career stretched into the 1990s. The award was presented by his son, Howard Anderson III, and granddaughter, Valerie Anderson, both of whom are following in his wake in the film industry.