(written from a Production point of view)
- For the director, see David Carson.
David I. Carson was the visual effects art director for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. He was co-credited with Nilo Rodis-Jamero as designer or "inventor" of the USS Excelsior in a US design patent. Carson also worked for ILM as visual effects supervisor on the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" in 1987 and was interviewed in the TNG Season 1 DVD special feature "The Beginning".
Carson received two VES Award nominations from the Visual Effects Society in 2005 for Outstanding Visuals in a Video Game for James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing and in 2006 for Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game for James Bond 007: From Russia with Love. He shared the first nomination with Jay Riddle and Habib Zargarpour.
Among his other credits as visual effects supervisor/ visual effects art director for ILM are the original Star Wars film trilogy (1977, 1980, and 1983), the science fiction film The Day Time Ended (1980), the adventure The Goonies (1985), the family movie Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), the science fiction film Enemy Mine (1985), the fantasy comedy The Witches of Eastwick (1987), the fantasy adventure Willow (1988), Steven Spielberg's adventure Hook (1991), the blockbuster Jurassic Park (1993), and the drama Titanic (1997).