Stan Winston: (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008)
Special effects master Stan Winston passed away yesterday. He is one of those people how made me want to make moving pictures (which I don't, but that's not the point). I spent many hours watching shows about movie special effects on the Discovery channel (from a time when they were just beginning to use computers for FX and cable only had 34 channels). Non-computer generated effects by people like Stan Winston will always have a place in my heart (he also had a digital effects studio).