Industrial Light & Magic tells the story, through the words of the filmmakers, artists, and technicians who forever changed the world of cinema, of the multiple-Academy-Award-winning visual effects house, Industrial Light & Magic, which was founded by George Lucas in 1975 and celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2010. Featuring never-before-seen imagery, Industrial Light and Magic begins with the tale of a small team of students, engineers, and artists who pioneered analogue effects that had never been attempted or realised on the screen for Star Wars (1977), and continues through the company's rapid expansion and work, over the next three decades, on more than three hundred films - and into the digital and computer-generated effects era - including the Star Wars Saga , the Indiana Jones series, the Back to the Future trilogy, several Star Trek films, the Jurassic Park trilogy, the Harry Potter franchise, Ghostbusters II , Who Framed Roger Rabbit , the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Iron Man , Avatar , and the Transformers films. This richly illustrated book, featuring extensive commentary by George Lucas, Dennis Murren, John Kll, Pablo Helman, Rob Coleman, Lorne Peterson, and others, covers the entire scope of ILM's history and filmography, but focuses on the state-of-the art accomplishments and technical achievements from 1996 onward, offering a crash course and behind-the-scenes view on the most groundbreaking effects being created today.
Pamela Glintenkamp is a writer and producer. As the director of the Lucasfilm Archival History Project, she interviewed more than 100 individuals who worked on Lucasfilm projects throughout its history.