Published: April 20, 2018
Total Running Time: 00:01:20
The original Star Wars films brought audiences to never-before-seen worlds teaming with spacecraft, cities, and creatures made almost entirely by hand in George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic model shop. Discover the artistry, ingenious fixes, and unexpected materials behind some of the most iconic scenes in cinema.
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.