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Making of the Computer Graphics for Star Wars (Episode IV)
Docs & Non-Fiction (Art & Entertainment, Computers / Tech), Other Gems (Behind the Scenes)
[ 10:17 - from YouTube ]
Towards the end of Star Wars IV, there's a scene where a group of the rebel fighters are being briefed on how to blow up the Death Star. During the briefing, one of the first uses of computer-generated imagery on film is shown in the background. Although today it looks like cheesy wireframes, in 1977 it was absolutely state-of-the-art. In this clip, the creator of that CG work explains how his work was created.
eGuider: Ian Spector
Curious Entrepreneur / Author
Ian Spector is a recent graduate of Brown University where he studied cognitive neuroscience with an interest in decision making and human-computer interaction and served as president of the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program. In 2005 he created 4Q.cc, the website which created the "Chuck Norris Facts" meme. To date, 4Q has received in excess of 250 million pageviews and worldwide media coverage. Ian is the author of two books, The Truth About Chuck Norris: 400 Facts About the World's Greatest Human, which is a New York Times Bestseller, and Chuck Norris vs. Mr. T: 400 Facts About the Baddest Dudes in the History of Ever. Ian's current interests are in improving businesses through creating innovative and exciting experiences for their end users.