"Casper" (1995)


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


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).

Funny story - click pic >

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mark anthony austin


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Edited Image 2014-2-3-0:26:33

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.