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Scottie "Scott" Thornton Rader II (born 1 April 1972; age 50) is a visual effects artist who worked as effects compositor on Star Trek: The Next Generation (while employed at Digital Magic), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 1996 he worked for POP Film as digital visual effects supervisor on Star Trek: First Contact.

During his time on Star Trek his work for the franchise earned him one Emmy Award nomination and two Emmy Awards wins for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects.

Career outside Star Trek

Born as Scottie Thornton Rader II to Finnish parents he spent his childhood in Stockholm, Sweden. Several years later he moved to Los Angeles and started his career in the special and visual effects department. In 2004 he won a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Music Video for his work on Missy Elliott's video "Pass That Dutch", shared with Star Trek Nemesis 3D animation artist Aladino V. Debert.

Beside his work on Star Trek, Rader was an effects compositor on the television science fiction film Journey to the Center of the Earth (1993, along with Don Greenberg, Adam Howard, Simon Holden, Laurie Resnick, Brannon Wright, and Joe White), worked for POP Films as digital compositor on Roland Emmerich's science fiction blockbuster Independence Day (1996), as key compositor for Digital Domain on James Cameron's blockbuster Titanic (1997), and as digital artist on the science fiction film The Fifth Element (1997) and the television thriller The Pentagon Papers (2003, along with Thomas Mahoney and Edward L. Williams).

Between 2003 and 2006 he worked as digital effects artist and visual effects supervisor for the company Radium on the comedy Something's Gotta Give (2003, along with David Sosalla, Brian Fisher, Don Greenberg, and Brad Kalinoski), the comedy Are We There Yet? (2005), the science fiction thriller Æon Flux (2005), the comedy The Holiday (2006, with David Sosalla, Antonio Torres, Jeremy Lang, Brian Hanable, Scott Dougherty, and Jamie Baxter), and Mel Gibson's drama Apocalypto (2006).

More recently he worked as digital effects supervisor on the drama Black Snake Moan (2006), as compositing supervisor on the television movie Princess (2008, with Aladino V. Debert), and the fantasy comedy Bedtime Stories (2008).

Awards for Star Trek

Rader received the following award nominations and wins for his work on Star Trek,

Emmy Awards

For his work on Star Trek Scott Rader has received the following Emmy Awards and nomination as Visual Effects Compositor in the category Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects:

International Monitor Awards

  • 1996 International Monitor Award win in the category Film Originated Television Series – Electronic Visual Effects for VOY Season 2, shared with Dan Curry, David Stipes, Adam Howard, Joe Bauer, Edward L. Williams, Michael Backauskas, and Don Greenberg

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