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Steve Price (9 November 196022 May 1995; age 34) was a visual effects artist who worked as Quantel Harry artist for The Post Group on all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also worked in the visual effects department for the 1991 television documentary Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special. His work on The Next Generation earned him five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects for the following episodes:

Each week, Harry artist Steve Price arms 24th century space vessels, including the starship Enterprise, with phasers, photon torpedoes, tractor beams and shields. The phasers, he explains, and, for the most part, the photon torpedoes, are both rotoscoped frame by frame onto the video. We bring the shot we're going to work on into the Harry. From there, I take the specific frames where the phasers or torpedoes will be fired in and paint them on one frame at the time. For the phasers, we go for a look similar to a glowing hot beam of light, but we also make it look like it has particles of sorts. It's more like a stream of energy than just a glowing laser beam. ("The Special Effects", The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine issue 12, p. 19)

Beside his work on Star Trek, Price worked as video effects artist on Ghost (1990), in the digital department on Hook (1991), and as computer graphics animator on Jurassic Park (1993). Price worked as Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic on Schindler's List (1993) and Maverick (1994).

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