(written from a Production point of view)
|Date of birth:||10 July 1967|
|Place of birth:||Kansas City, Kansas|
|Awards for Trek:||4 Emmy nominations|
|Roles:||Digital Effects Supervisor/Artist|
|...with (front center) other founding members of Eden FX|
Bruce Branit (born 10 July 1967; age 48) is a visual effects artist and supervisor who has worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. Originally in the employ of Digital Muse, he followed Muse's founder John Gross, when the latter left the company due to a hostile takeover, to become one of the founding team members of Eden FX, serving in the same capacity on Voyager and Enterprise. While working on the Star Trek-franchise, Branit has been nominated four times for the Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series".
Career outside Star Trek
Hailing from Kansas and having studied industrial design at the University of Kansas, Branit moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and joined Digital Muse as one of its earliest employees to assume the role of CGI Supervisor/Lead Animator and started working as such on Deep Space Nine, and the other productions that company was involved with such as the television productions Sliders (1996), and Baywatch (1998), as well as the movie productions Titanic (1996), Spawn and The Devil's Advocate (both 1997).
In 2004 Branit moved back to his home state and founded his own visual effects studio Branit FX.
In 2012, Branit received a fifth Emmy Award nomination in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role" for his work on the episode "Face Off" of the television series Breaking Bad, which he shared with, among others, Steve Fong and William Powloski.
Star Trek credits
(This list is currently incomplete.)
- "The Chute" (uncredited)
- "Sacred Ground"
- "Favorite Son"
- "Real Life"
- "The Gift"
- "Scientific Method"
- "Concerning Flight"
- "Message in a Bottle"
- "Vis à Vis"
- "Hope and Fear"
- "In the Flesh"
- "Thirty Days"
- "Latent Image"
- "The Fight" (uncredited)
- "Blink of an Eye"
- "Ashes to Ashes"
- "Good Shepherd"
- "Life Line"
- "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
- "Critical Care"
- "Inside Man"
- "Flesh and Blood"
- "Flesh and Blood, Part II"
- "Human Error"
- "Natural Law"
- "Renaissance Man"
Nominations in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series ",
- 1999 Emmy Award nomination for the episode "Thirty Days", shared with Dan Curry, Paul Hill, Elizabeth Castro, Gregory Rainoff, and Ronald B. Moore
- 2000 Emmy Award nomination for the episode VOY: "Life Line", shared with Les Bernstein, John Gross, Elizabeth Castro, Dan Curry, Paul Hill, Jeremy Hunt, Fred Pienkos, and Ronald B. Moore
- 2000 Emmy Award nomination for the episode VOY: "The Haunting of Deck Twelve", shared with John Gross, Elizabeth Castro, Dan Curry, Paul Hill, Jeremy Hunt, Fred Pienkos, Ronald B. Moore, and Greg Rainoff
- 2003 Emmy Award nomination for the episode "The Expanse", shared with Dan Curry, Elizabeth Castro, Paul Hill, Fred Pienkos, Gregory Rainoff, Sean M. Scott, Eric Hance, and Bruce Branit