For more than thirty five years, Industrial Light & Magic has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects.
Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production and theme park industries. ILM has created visual effects for nearly 300 feature films - including the earliest creation of entirely computer-generated characters in Young Sherlock Holmes, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park; life-like distortions of the human body in Death Becomes Her and The Mask; game-changing digital breakthroughs in films such as Twister, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and The Perfect Storm; and modern blockbusters such as Avatar and the Star Trek, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean and Iron Man franchises.
With its many technical and creative innovations, ILM has helped drive the evolution of visual effects. Beginning with a mastery of the traditional arts of blue-screen photography, matte painting and model construction, ILM pioneered the development of motion control cameras, optical compositing and other advances in effects technology. Since the 1980s, ILM has led the way in the use of computer graphics and digital imaging in feature films, developing breakthrough technologies such as Morfing, enveloping and film input scanning. Today, ILM features the largest and most advanced digital effects pipeline in the entertainment industry.
ILM has been awarded 15 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, received 23 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards and was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 2004.
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