Ron Miller

Ron Miller

Black Cat Studio
Concept Artist, Visual Effects Artist and Graphic Designer

South Boston, Virginia

Member Since:
May 2016
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About Ron

I worked as an illustrator/designer for several commercial art studios before joining the staff of the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum as art director for the Albert Einstein Planetarium. There I was responsible for planetarium show design,
publications and exhibits. Since leaving the museum in 1977 I have freelanced as Black Cat Studio, specializing in astronomical, science and science fiction artwork for books and magazine articles; I am the author or editor of more than fifty non-fiction books and novels of my own. I have designed postage stamps (one of which is affixed to the New Horizons spacecraft which recently visited Pluto) and I have also contributed to several motion pictures in the role of production illustrator and concept artist. I live in South Boston, Virginia with my wife, Judith and three cats.

Credits

  • Ghost Lake

    Ghost Lake (2004)
    Video (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Visual effects Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, while Rebecca sees supernatural events with drowned people in the lake. While searching the accidents in the library, she finds that mysterious deaths happen in the spot every thirteen years. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Descent Into Darkness

    Descent Into Darkness (2002)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department Deep in the Mariana Sea Trench, a corporate underwater mining complex has been built - an industrial Atlantis. When an accident in a dry-dock chamber kills several miners an investigator is sent to find the cause and immediately finds out that it was not an accident. He becomes caught in the middle of a deadly conflict between the miners and the corporation, and fights to stay alive and uncover the truth. Written by Anonymous

  • New Alcatraz

    New Alcatraz (2001)
    Film (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department In the highest security prison, located in Antarctica, for the world's deadliest criminals, a mining operation unleashes a giant prehistoric snake with a voracious appetite. It is up to the prison staff, inmates, and two paleontologists to hunt down the beast, escape, or become its prey. Written by Anonymous

  • Epoch

    Epoch (2001)
    TV Movie (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department Disaster strikes as a specialised team of investigators struggle to find out the truth about a strange monolith which sends out an intercontinental signal.

  • Falcon Down

    Falcon Down (2001)
    Film (Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi) Art department Three years after Hank Thomas was thrown out of the air force because his best friend was killed in a military experiment/exercise led by Major Carson who caused the crash of TWA flight 800, he is approached by a group of CIA agents led by Harold Peters and Sharon Williams and Carson. They tell him that a microwave beam weapon killed his friend and those on TWA flight 800 and has now been attached to a super-sonic fighter plane called the Flacon. The falcon project has just been canceled by the military and the company that built it plans to steal it from its base at Area 51 and then sell it to the Chinese for $10 billion and that they need Hank's help to steal the plane and fly it to Alaska to have it dismantled before the company steals it. Hank and the CIA agents are secretly parachuted into Area 51 and in a gun battle get to the Falcon's hanger and steal it. But soon the Air Force is in pursuit as the plane makes its way to Alaska and events make Hank realize that the four CIA ... Written by timdalton007

  • Comet Impact

    Comet Impact (2000)
    Film (Adventure and Short) Production designer A scientist runs afoul of a military commander on a space mission to first study, and then destroy, a comet on a collision course with the Earth.

  • First Encounter

    First Encounter (1997)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Visual effects Add a Plot »

  • Twilight of the Dogs

    Twilight of the Dogs (1995)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Visual effects It's the 22nd century. Sam Asgarde, an ex-military pilot, is one of the few who survived a worldwide plague. He had to deliver a "drop" from his plane and has felt guilt ever since. He faces the biggest challenge of his life when he must save the world from a religious cult leader who wishes to eradicate all survivors except for a chosen few. However, Sam knows that there is a wondrous woman, Karuy, who is a mysterious and perhaps extraterrestrial woman, yet who loves him, and might be able to solve his problems -- if only he can save her life. Written by fkelleghan@aol.com

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall (1990)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Art department Douglas Quaid is haunted by a recurring dream about a journey to Mars. He hopes to find out more about this dream and buys a holiday at Rekall Inc. where they sell implanted memories. But something goes wrong with the memory implantation and he remembers being a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Now the story really begins and it's a rollercoaster ride until the massive end of the movie. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

  • Future Flight

    Future Flight (1987)
    TV Movie Art department Add a Plot »

  • Dune

    Dune (1984)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Art department In the far future, a duke and his family are sent by the Emperor to a sand world from which comes a spice that is essential for interstellar travel. The move is designed to destroy the duke and his family, but his son escapes and seeks revenge as he uses the world's ecology as one of his weapons. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Cosmos

    Cosmos (1980)
    Television (Documentary) Art department Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this 13-hour series that originally aired on Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States. Dr. Sagan describes the universe in a way that appeals to a mass audience, by using Earth as a reference point, by speaking in terms intelligible to non-scientific people, by relating the exploration of space to that of the Earth by pioneers of old, and by citing such Earth legends as the Library of Alexandria as metaphors for space-related future events. Among Dr. Sagan's favorite topics are the origins of life, the search for life on Mars, the infernal composition of the atmosphere of Venus and a warning about a similar effect taking place on Earth due to global pollution and the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, the danger of mankind technologically self-destructing, and the search, using radio technology, for intelligent life in deep space. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Education

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