Published: April 20, 2018
Total Running Time: 00:01:04
Inside the Industrial Light & Magic Model Shop
Explore the challenge of sculpting lava fields for the fiery planet Mustafar and elaborate sinkhole cities on Utapau, as well an early version of C-3PO, when the newly built droid appears, as R2-D2 observes, “with his parts showing.”
Lorne Peterson is a visual effects artist who worked as a model maker for Industrial Light & Magic on the first six Star Wars films. In addition, he is the author of the 2006 book Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop. Since being hired by George Lucas in 1975, he worked on many of Lucas's films, as well as several of Steven Spielberg's. In 1984, Peterson received an Academy Award and a British Academy Award for Visual Effects for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Additional film credits include E.T., Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, and two Pirates of the Caribbean films.