Steve Preeg has helped bring some of the world’s most memorable digital characters to life. He received an Academy Award for his work creating the aged likeness of Brad Pitt for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” As the animation director for “TRON: Legacy,” he led he development on the CG likeness of young Jeff Bridges. He also acted as the lead creative behind the virtual likeness of Tupac Shakur for the Coachella Music Festival. Steve has created digital characters for many movies including “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,” The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and “King Kong.” He also worked on “Flags of Our Fathers,” “I, Robot” and served as the Animation Supervisor on “Oblivion.” Steve is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and hold a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.