Official Star Wars Site Covers Backdraft and The Rocketeer VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has an article of the VFX work in Backdraft and The Rocketeer that originally appeared in the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #14, back in 1991. The article illustrates the use of digital effects in those early days of the CG revolution.

Stuart Robertson, ILM Digital Effects Department Manager, Ed Jones, Director of Post-Production at ILM, and VFX Supervisors Scott Farrar and Ken Ralston comment how digital techniques were combined with more traditional effects like miniatures and pyro and stop motion to create shots:

The ILM FX Team