Craig Kuehne 

Filmmaker, Visual Effect Artist, and Author



Acting as director and editor, I started making movies with my friends in high school around 1987.  They were fun little movies, like 'It Came From the Trash Bin' and it's three sequels.  This was at a time when video editing was "tape-to-tape", and the quality of a VHS image, after it went through two generations to dub in music and sound effects, left a lot to be desired.  Even though VHS was the best we could afford at the time, the quality made me cringe.  Still, my friends and I made a lot of movies and we tried to make them as well as we could under those conditions.

In 1989, I moved to Southern California to attend California Lutheran University.  It was at the end of my first semester that I was sitting in a movie theater, and I was really moved by a scene I was watching, and I thought, "That's what I want to do."  Several years later, technology made it possible to make affordable "quality" movies, and that was when I began in earnest to start making movies.

In the meantime, I've been earning a living since 1996 as a visual effects artist in Hollywood.

I have also been occasionally teaching a Cinematography for Visual Effects course at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA since 2014.