Rob Legato at VIEW 2019
Three-time Academy Award Winner!
Three-time Academy Award winner Rob Legato is a confirmed speaker at VIEW Conference 2019. Stay tuned for more information about his talk.
After a career in Television for Paramount Pictures, Rob Legato joined the newly formed Digital Domain, a visual effects company founded by James Cameron, Stan Winston and Scott Ross. For Rob’s first feature assignment, he became the Visual Effects Supervisor, 2nd Unit Director and VFX Director of Photography for Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire." This first feature led to Ron Howard's "Apollo 13" with Legato serving as the film's Visual Effects Supervisor and Director of Photography for the VFX unit. Mr. Legato earned his first Academy Award nomination and won the British Academy Award’s BAFTA for his effects work in “Apollo 13."
His next feature assignment, James Cameron's “Titanic," spanned the next several years and proved ultimately to be one of the most successful films ever made. Besides earning Mr. Legato his first Academy Award®, the film went on to win a total of 11 Oscars® (including Best Picture and Best Visual Effects) and became the highest grossing movie of all time. Mr. Legato also offered some last minute assistance to Martin Scorsese's production of “Kundun" and Michael Bay's film “Armageddon."
Legato left Digital Domain to join Sony Pictures Imageworks where he served as Visual Effects Supervisor on two Robert Zemeckis films, “What Lies Beneath" and “Cast Away."