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Mathew Krentz (born 21 April 1982; age 38) is a visual effects artist who worked as a Digital Compositor for ILM on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. [1]

Born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, Krentz attended the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound in Vancouver and graduated after two years in 2002. He joined the Rainmaker company and worked on films such as the family movie Good Boy! (2003), the comic adaptation Garfield (2004), the science fiction thriller I, Robot (2004, with James Cromwell and Bruce Greenwood), Rob Bowman's action film Elektra (2005, with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), the crime thriller Firewall (2006, with Virginia Madsen), Ron Howard's mystery thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the comedy sequel Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), and the comedy Blades of Glory (2007), as well as on the television series The Collector (2004), Stargate: Atlantis (2004, with regular Paul McGillion), and Stargate SG-1 (2004).

In 2007 he joined the company CafeFX and worked as a digital compositor on Frank Darabont's horror thriller The Mist (2007, with William Sadler) and the adventure movie Nim's Island (2008), followed by a current connection with CIS Vancouver and projects such as Clint Eastwood's Changeling (2008), the horror thriller Case 39 (2009), the science fiction film Space Buddies (2009, starring Diedrich Bader), and the fantasy film They Came from Upstairs (2009). Beside Star Trek, Krentz worked also as digital compositor for ILM on Steven Spielberg's action sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, with Pavel Lychnikoff and Alan Dale).

Krentz was part of the VFX team which earned an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Series for the Stargate: Atlantis episode Rising and received a Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a dramatic Series for The Collector and a VES Nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture for the Da Vinci Code.

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