Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop


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Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop by Lorne Peterson

The Star Wars films have provided some of the most iconic images in modern filmmaking - from the incredible shot of the Imperial Star Destroyer that opened the first film in 1977 to the Podrace in The Phantom Menace and the epic battle on the volcanic world of Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith. In each of these cases, and literally hundreds more, the model-making wizards of Industrial Light & Magic were instrumental in creating a universe full of glorious, heart-pounding illusions. In Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop, Lorne Peterson, one of the founding members of ILM, takes the reader on a journey through thirty years of incredible adventures, telling never-before-published stories, explaining how classic scenes were created, and how beloved models were - often from the most unexpected of parts and ingredients. Paint buckets, model car parts, and walnut shells play important roles, alongside high-tech lasers and computer graphics, in creating the familiar yet fantastic components of a galaxy far, far away. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 full-color photographs from the Lucasfilm Archives, this book provides an unparalleled look behind the scenes of a place that really has created magic. Lorne Peterson's warm, evocative voice and dedication to his craft inform every page, making this not just a stunning visual piece, but an epic history in its own right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933784038
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 867,071
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 13.02(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lorne Peterson is one of the founding members of Industrial Light & Magic. He was hired by George Lucas to help create the models for the first Star Wars movie in 1975. In 1978, Peterson was invited by Lucas to oversee the entire production of models for The Empire Strikes Back. His signature is evident on nearly every model used in the original trilogy. Peterson's work is also showcased in the entire Star Wars saga, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Galaxy Quest, and the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He was honored with an Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award for the special effects work in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. This is his first book.

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Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Limited Edition is a work of art! Even the extra peices you get are of great quality. The Landspeeder stands out, which I thought would be cheap/plastic, but is very well made, so are the Death Star surfaces. Comes in a large case that opens up for the models & the book itself slides out the side. The DVD is interesting with lots of tidbits from Peterson. The book is gorgeous & has lots of great close ups of the models & full page tri/foldouts. If you have the money, well worth it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is by no means a bad one, in fact it has some pretty good photos. But for me Star Wars:Chronicles still reigns supreme as the ultimate SW reference book.