An incredible story that changed stories for me and millions of kids around the world. ILM is one of the reasons I’m in the film business, because inspiration is required for aspiration. They inspired me and the seeds George Lucas planted helped forge me into an artist, animator and VFX professional. There were other inspirations of course that created my love of camera and cinematography, but Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park were fundamental guides that helped me find my way down this winding path. Here’s a great article on Wired about the history of ILM.
The definitive oral history of ILM, the special effects powerhouse that revolutionized moviemaking and changed entertainment forever.