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Gregory "Greg" Daniel Rainoff (born 1958; age ~66) is a visual effects animator who firstly worked for Digital Magic and later on at Digital Muse on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, while also having a later credit for Star Trek Nemesis. During his tenure at Digital Magic, Rainoff has also worked as digital effects artist on the Star Trek documentaries Star Trek: A Captain's Log (1994) and William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995). His work on Star Trek has earned him ten Emmy Award nominations and four wins in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series", comprising all three television series.

Upon closure of Digital Muse in 2000, Rainoff has since then predominantly worked as a free-lancer, securing a commission as "digital compositor" at Digital Domain for Star Trek Nemesis.

Outside of the Star Trek franchise, he worked as compositor on the short drama I? (2005, starring Sharon Lawrence) and on the horror sequel Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005, with Steve Fong, Paul Hill, and Eddie Robison).

In 2010 he worked as director and producer on the documentary about the 3.5 miles of border wall dividing San Diego, CA, from Tijuana, Mexico, El muro, of which he has stated, "I needed to do something good with myself.(...)I started a film about birds and it became about Human rights." [1] He followed up on this documentary with the equally socially involved 2011 short film Borrando la Frontera as editor and cinematographer, as well as location sound manager for the documentary Tierra Brillante of the same year.

Star Trek credits[]

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Emmy Awards[]

Rainoff received the following Emmy Award wins and nominations in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series":

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