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ILM: Behind the Magic of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

September 29, 2017
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ILM: Behind the Magic of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This full-length reel represents a sample of the work created for over 1750 shots by hundreds of artists, scientists, and engineers around the world. We hope you enjoy the reel which was screened at SIGGRAPH 2017’s Computer Animation Festival and debuted world-wide on the September 27th episode The Star Wars Show. Edited by Brent Segura-Bowers

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or simply Rogue One, is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy is from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. It was produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series, set immediately before the events of the original Star Wars film. The cast includes Felicity JonesDiego LunaRiz AhmedBen MendelsohnDonnie YenMads MikkelsenAlan TudykJiang Wen and Forest WhitakerRogue One follows a group of rebels on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire‘s superweapon.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas. It is a division of the film production company, Lucasfilm, which Lucas founded, and was created when Lucas began production of the film Star Wars. It is also the original founder company of the animation studio Pixar.

ILM originated in Van NuysCalifornia, then later moved to San Rafael in 1978, and since 2005 it has been based at the Letterman Digital Arts Centerin the Presidio of San Francisco. In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired ILM as part of its purchase of Lucasfilm.[3]

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