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Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation is an extensively illustrated oral history of the multiple-Acamedy-Award winning visual effects company founded by George Lucas in 1975. Its tale begins with a small team of craftspeople, engineers, and artists who pioneered analog effects that had never before been attempted or realised on the screen for Star Wars. Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation continues their story through the company's mind-bending work, over the following three decades, on more than three hundred films - from optical printing to the digital and computer-generated effects era A behind-the-scenes record of the state-of-the-art innovations that have driven moviemaking magic, the book features candid stories from the filmmakers, artists and technicians who were there, breaking barriers and changing the history of cinema with their early work on cultural landmarks such as theStar Wars saga, the Indiana Jones series, E.T and Jurassic Park.

Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation is the first and only book to focus on the company's work during the last sixteen years, detailing its creative and technological innovations on dozens of blockbusters films. Through firsthand accounts of the problem solving that has pushes the arm form of visual effects to its limits and created the visual experiences that could only have been dreamed of in the past, the book features extensive commentary by George Lucas, Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Scott Farrar, Roger Guyett, Ben Snow, Rob Coleman, Lorne Peterson and many more. Their accounts are supplemented by more than 400 images from many of the breakthrough movies ILM have worked on over the years.


  • Title: Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Innovation
  • Author: Pamela Glintenkamp
  • Genre: TV & Film
  • Non-fiction
  • No. of pages: 357
  • Hardcover