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