Book Review: Industrial Light & Magic: Into the Digital Realm

Terminator, Ghostbusters, The Mask are just some movies that have benefited from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects studios George Lucas created to provide effects for his Star Wars movies. Today, the studio has gone on to create even more visuals for the ever demanding entertainment industry.

This book takes a comprehensive look into the history of Industrial Light & Magic since it was founded in 1975. It is packed with production stories on the movies the studio has worked on. It answers a lot of question in respect to how certain effects are created and shot. The writeup is filled with numerous quotes from the crew and they provides very interesting view points.

The book is published in 1996 and naturally it doesn't feature the recent movies. But still, it's really cool to look at how movies are made back in those days, and how it has evolved. At 328 pages fill with information, this book is a great resource for movie makers and people interested in movie making.

Links: Industrial Light & Magic hompage | wikipedia entry

Thanks to Kelvin Chan for providing the book for this short review.

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