Bio: Douglas Trumbull is an American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor. He contributed to, or was responsible for, the special photographic effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner, The Andromeda Strain (original) and The Tree of Life, and directed the movies Silent Running and Brainstorm.
Douglas is also fascinated with the topic of UFOs. He has labeled his UFO hunting efforts the UFOTOG project (a meshing of the words UFO and photography). UFOTOG includes a Hummer decked out with photographic equipment and a short film about a man searching for UFOs. He has also partnered with MUFON’s Chief Photo and Video Analyst Marc Dantonio to research and develop a self-contained modular device that can scan the skies for unidentified objects and capture scientific data using a variety of instruments.
Lecture: Light Years To Earth
Marc Dantonio and Douglas Trumbull provide an overview of the latest Exoplanet finds as motivation and reason why we should be looking for signs at home (Earth) of another civilization using advanced propulsion to visit us. Such signs we call the skidmarks of an advanced race.
Marc and Douglas also provide an overview of their system called UFOTOG II which will remotely scan the skies using a variety of instruments, looking for these skidmarks which are actually the indirect physical and instrumental evidence we can detect of an advanced race using advanced propulsion in our universe.