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 Robert Abel

Robert Abel

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Aug 2001 (aged 74)
USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 42681597 · View Source
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Abel was a Filmmaker / Digital Computer Graphic Artist / Visual Effects

He founded 'ROBERT ABEL & ASSOCIATES' (on Highland Avenue) in 1971.

Abel's education included undergraduate studies in UCLA

From the 70's through the 80's ROBERT ABEL & ASSOC. led the way for visual effects. He is one of the visionaries of Digital Computer Graphics and Visual Effects. Robert Abel mentored a fresh group of talent like: Randy Roberts ("The Sexy Robot") and Kenny Mirman, who designed Escheresque CG spots for TRW that won RA&A praise. "We were making it up as we went along," recalls Mirman, who likens Abel to Obi-Wan Kenobi for his inspiring talents. "Bob built the best playground possible."

* 33 Clio AWARD winning commercials

* EMMY AWARD-winning
documentary filmmaker

* He worked on:
'THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT'

* He worked on:
'MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN'

* 'BEHEMOTH, THE SEA MONSTER' (1959)

* 'TRON' (1982)

* ANNIE AWARD: WINSOR MCKAY AWARD (1985)

* GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD for:
'ELVIS ON TOUR'

Abel died at the age of 64

"Give sorrow words;
the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart
and bids it break."

~ William Shakespeare,
in MACBETH, Act IV, Scene III


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 42681597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Abel (10 Mar 1927–23 Aug 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42681597, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .