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Encyclopedia > Industrial Light and Magic
Industrial Light and Magic
Image:Ilm.jpg
Type Subsidiary
Founded May 1975
Location Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio of San Francisco, California, USA
Key people George Lucas, Dennis Muren, Chrissie England
Industry Visual Effects, CGI animation
Parent Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Website ILM.com
Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan
Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. Lucas created the company when he discovered that the special effects department at Twentieth Century Fox was shut down after he was given the green light for his production of Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California, later moved to San Rafael, California but is now based at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in The Presidio of San Francisco in California. ILM continues to maintain and use part of its film studio building in San Rafael, which was built in 1991 specifically for ILM, for the Model Shop. It was in the late 1980s when Adobe Photoshop made its first appearance on the world stage. It was used at the Industrial Light and Magic studios as an image processing program. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... // Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Letterman Digital Arts Center, located in the Presidio, San Francisco, is the new combined home of Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, and Lucasfilms marketing, online, and licensing units. ... The Parade Grounds at the Presidio of San Francisco. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Dennis Muren (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. ... ... The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... 12 frames per second is the typical rate for an animated cartoon. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Lucasfilm logo Lucasfilm Ltd. ... This page as shown in the aol 9. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Drew Stuzan Artist Drew Struzan with his famously distinctive signature Drew Struzan (born 1947) is an American artist. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Visual effects (vfx) is the term given to a sub-category of special effects in which images or film frames are created or manipulated for film and video. ... // Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... George Lucas at the German premiere of Star Wars Episode III in Berlin George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Lucasfilm Logo Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ... Van Nuys is a district within the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Saint Raphael Church, one of the citys most recognizable landmarks San Rafael (pronounced san ruh-FELL in English; original Spanish pronunciation is sahn rah-fai-EL) is the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. ... The Letterman Digital Arts Center, located in the Presidio, San Francisco, is the new combined home of Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, and Lucasfilms marketing, online, and licensing units. ... The Parade Grounds at the Presidio of San Francisco. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor (with some text and vector graphics capabilities) developed and published by Adobe Systems. ...


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 A New Hope. Alongside Dykstra other leading members of the original ILM team were Dennis Muren, Richard Edlund, Joe Johnston and Phil Tippett. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Douglas Trumbull (born April 8, 1942) is a film director and special effects supervisor. ... John Dykstra (born June 1947 in Long Beach California is a special-effects supervisor and pioneer in the development of the use of computers in film making. ... Dennis Muren (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. ... Richard Edlund (December 6, 1940) is a multiple Academy Award- winning US special effects photographer. ... Joseph Eggleston Joe Johnston III (born May 13, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a well-known American film director responsbile for such films as Hidalgo, Jurassic Park III, October Sky, and Jumanji, amongst others. ... Phil Tippett (born 1951) is a movie director and an award-winning Visual effects Supervisor and Producer, who specializes in creature design and character animation. ...


When making Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas reformed most of the team into Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. They have since gone on to produce special effects for over two hundred films, including the Indiana Jones films, the Harry Potter films, the Jurassic Park films, many of the Star Trek films, as well as less dramatic effects in films such as Schindler's List, Snow Falling on Cedars, Magnolia, and several Woody Allen films. ILM also frequently collaborates with Steven Spielberg, with Dennis Muren acting as Visual Effects Supervisor. Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Official website: http://www. ... Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Indiana Jones, Jr. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, of the eponymous novel written by Michael Crichton and published in 1990. ... Star Trek collectively refers to an American science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series (which comprise 726 episodes) and ten (another is currently being made) feature films, in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories, and other works of fiction — all of which are set... Schindlers List is an Academy Award-winning 1993 movie based on the book Schindlers Ark by Thomas Keneally, published in the United States as Schindlers List and subsequently re-issued in Commonwealth countries under that name as well. ... Snow Falling on Cedars was a film, based on David Gutersons novel of the same title, Snow Falling on Cedars (novel). ... It has been suggested that Magnolia (album) be merged into this article or section. ... Woody Allen. ... Dennis Muren (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. ...


ILM established their use of Computer Generated Imagery when they hired Edwin Catmull from NYIT in 1979. John Lasseter worked for ILM in the early 1980s as a computer animator. The computer graphics department, now known as Pixar, was eventually sold to Steve Jobs, which went on to create the first CG animated feature with Toy Story. The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... Edwin Catmull after receiving a medal at SIGGRAPH 2001. ... John A. Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is a founding member of Pixar, where he currently serves as Executive Vice President, Creative. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an award-winning American computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation firm based in Emeryville, California (USA). ... Steven Paul Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is currently the CEO of Apple Computer and is a leading figure in both the computer and entertainment industries. ... Toy Story is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and the United Kingdom on 22 March 1996. ...


As of 2005, ILM has received 14 Best Visual Effects Oscars and 20 additional nominations. It had also received 22 technical Oscars. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

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Early accomplishments

A VistaVision 35 mm horizontal camera film frame. ... Motion control photography is a special effects technique used in film that creates the illusion of size from small models by moving a small camera by the model at very slow speeds. ... It has been suggested that Genesis Planet be merged into this article or section. ... Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures, 1982; see also 1982 in film) is the second feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, depicts a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meeting and solving a mystery together at a boarding school. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, based on a story by George Lucas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pseudopods or pseudopodia (false feet) are temporary projections of eukaryotic cells. ... The Abyss is an award-winning science fiction film from 1989, written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. ... Robert Patrick in police disguise. ... Terminator 2: Judgment Day (commonly abbreviated T2) is a 1991 movie directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Robert Patrick. ... A close-up of human skin. ... Death Becomes Her is a 1992 black comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, co-starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are giant reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 film adaptation, directed by Steven Spielberg, of the eponymous novel written by Michael Crichton and published in 1990. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and most watched awards ceremony in the world. ... The Mask movie poster. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Jar Jar Binks (born c. ...

Recent films

ILM worked on two major 2005 releases, George Lucas' Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds. Revenge of the Sith featured over 2,000 visual effects shots created over a three year span. War of the Worlds was completed on a much faster timetable, with Dennis Muren supervising. Industrial Light and Magic also worked on battle creatures for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; the wave and underwater effects for Poseidon, a remake of The Poseidon Adventure; the majority of (invisible) effects for Mission: Impossible III and Eight Below; and most of the creature effects for Lady in the Water and the film version of Eragon. The FX studio are planned to animate CG models in the up-coming film, The Transformers. ILM also did visual effects and animation in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... War of the Worlds is a 2005 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells original novel of the same name. ... Dennis Muren (born November 1, 1946) is an American film special effects artist, most notable for his work on the films of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. ... Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 action/adventure/disaster film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. ... Eight Below is a Walt Disney Pictures film directed by Frank Marshall and written by David DiGilio, which was released on February 17, 2006 in the United States. ... Lady in the Water is a 2006 fantasy film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Sam Mercer, Jose L. Rodriguez, and M. Night Shyamalan. ... Eragon is a fantasy/adventure movie based on the novel of the same name, by author Christopher Paolini. ... The Transformers is a live-action movie based on the popular Transformers franchise and toy line. ...


External links and sources

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, television stars, video games and production crew personnel. ... In computer graphics and cinematography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI for short) is a set of techniques that allow a far greater dynamic range of exposures than normal digital imaging techniques. ...

Quotes

  • "You can't spell film without ILM" (unknown source)

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Industrial Light and Magic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (715 words)
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in July 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd.
ILM continues to maintain and use its large film studio building in San Rafael, which was built in 1991 specifically for ILM, for principal photography.
Industrial Light and Magic also worked on visual effects in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and are planned to animate CG models in the up-coming film, The Transformers.
ILM - Industrial Light and Magic - Lucas Studios (1095 words)
I will present you ILM or with the full name Industrial Light and Magic which are often called the Lucas’ studios.
ILM was not the first company which tried to do that.
The idea from ILM was to animate only some important points of the animal and then to put the skin over it [Dia].
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