Sam Longoria was a member of the Ghostbusters VFX Crew, confirmed by the Director [1]


Sam Longoria worked on technical crews of various movies since the 1980s, has produced 3,125 comedy stage shows, 1 Russian drama, and 2 radio shows in Hollywood. He currently produces feature films for himself to direct. He has numerous projects, in various stages of development. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


Sam Longoria's union classification was Motion Picture Camera Assistant, assisting Visual Effects Chief Cameraman Bill Neil, but during production, he also performed other tasks. Sam worked in "Special Projects," assisting Gary Platek photograph clouds and lasers. He assisted Matthew Yuricich, as Matt painted matte paintings. He came up with 'funny business' for Stuart Ziff (Head of Ghost Shop) and his Puppeteers to perform with their "Slimer" puppet. Sam built the Ghostbusters screening room and projection booth, with Douglas Trumbull's and Thaine Morris's projectors. He assisted Neil Krepela, and composited matte shots on a 65mm bipack camera. He operated and built 65mm film gear, to Gene Whiteman's precise and exacting standard, and to Richard Edlund's specification.

External Links


  1. "Ivan Reitman and Columbia Pictures Wish to Thank Richard Edlund, A.S.C., and The Entertainment Effects Group and Boss Film Corporation" Daily Variety 6/26/84
  2. "Trek To The WILD SIDE : Improv Group Syncs To Shows" Los Angeles Times 5/1/92
  3. "A Crack At Fame" People Magazine 4/14/97
  4. "Free-Wheeling Improv Troupes Grab for Laughs With 1-of-a-Kind Performances" Los Angeles Times 3/4/88
  5. "All in the Name of Love and War : 'My Poor Marat, a Russian play set in a city under siege, is about two men who are in love with the same woman." Los Angeles Times 12/2/93
  6. "COVER STORY : No Joke : The Valley is a laughing matter." Los Angeles Times 11/13/92
  7. "One Oscar Joke Pays Off Big Time" Los Angeles Times 3/29/97
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