"Casper" (1995)

 

"Star Wars - A New Hope - Special Edition" (1998)

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My first USA contract, starting at ILM for 10 weeks CG training on 01/10/1994. I'd just missed Spaz's birthday, which I was told was a big deal. I grew to love that cocky son-of-a-gun, Steve Williams. I think we got on so well BECAUSE I told him he was a cocky Welshman.

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One of my "Trio" shots. "Casper" team were ahead and out of shots until another sequence came through 'camera match move' it was called then.

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November 4th 1994 afternoon shoot, George chose the last take in both shoots. I had many fans ask me why I looked at camera. I didn't. I was told to span as far round to cam as I could. If you could see my eyes they are cranked to screen right.

casperlogo.jpg
casperlogo.jpg

My first USA contract, starting at ILM for 10 weeks CG training on 01/10/1994. I'd just missed Spaz's birthday, which I was told was a big deal. I grew to love that cocky son-of-a-gun, Steve Williams. I think we got on so well BECAUSE I told him he was a cocky Welshman.

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INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC

1994 - 1995

I received a call from Steve Rawlins telling me that ILM were recruiting animators to work on an upcoming show produced by Steven Spielberg based upon the "Casper" comic strip.  I told him "I know nothing about computers!".  He said they are hiring traditional animators and teaching them the software, it is that intuitive to learn now.

 

He gave me a phone number.  It was the ILM delegates hotel phone number.

 

I called and asked if I could come show them my reel and portfolio.

 

I met with Wes Takahashi, Thomas Williams and Ellen Poon in their hotel room November 1993.  December 16th i got a call asking if i could start work January.

 

During the 10-week training course i was promoted to character lead for Casper.  During crunch the movie was divided into sequences and my title changed to sequence supervisor.

 

Following "Casper" ILM hired me as a fulltime staff member.  I was given the task of creature supervisor on the new special edition of Star Wars episode IV (A New Hope).

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mark anthony austin