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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Industrial Light & Magic

Industrial Light & Magic logo, ILM logo

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is an Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and is owned by Lucasfilm. Lucas created the company when he discovered that the special effects department at 20th Century Fox was shut down after he was given the green light for his production of the film Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California, later moved to San Rafael, and is now based at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco.


Lucas wanted his 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to include visual effects that had never been seen on film before. He first approached Douglas Trumbull, famous for 2001: A Space Odyssey. Trumbull declined, but suggested his assistant John Dykstra. Dykstra brought together a small team of college students, artists and engineers who became the Special Visual Effects department on Star Wars. Alongside Dykstra, other leading members of the original ILM team were Ken Ralston, Richard Edlund, Joe Johnston, Phil Tippett Steve Gawley, and Jeff Mann.

Some of the recent work done by Industrial light & Magic
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic
Star Trek
Terminator Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Iron Man 2
The Last Airbender

And Industrial Light & Magic upcoming and most awaited 3d animated is Rango

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