Return of the Jedi

Release Date May 25, 1983
Director(s) Richard Marquand
Client(s) 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd.
Category Film
Credits complete? Yes
IMDB Return of the Jedi IMDB page
Return of the Jedi

Awards

Academy Award (Oscar) - Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects Winner
Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston and Phil Tippett
Awarded: April 09, 1984

BAFTA Awards - Best Special Visual Effects Winner
Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston and Kit West
Awarded: January 01, 1984

Saturn Award - Best Special Effects Winner
Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren and Ken Ralston
Awarded: March 24, 1984

Credits

Miniature and Optical Effects Unit
Industrial Light and Magic

Visual Effects

Richard Edlund (as Richard Edlund A.S.C.)

Dennis Muren

Ken Ralston

Art Director - Visual Effects

Joe Johnston

Optical Photography Supervisor

Bruce Nicholson

General Manager, ILM

Thomas G. Smith (as Tom Smith)

Production Supervisor

Patricia Rose Duignan

Matte Painting Supervisor

Michael Pangrazio

Modelshop Supervisors

Steve Gawley

Lorne Peterson

Animation Supervisor

James C. Keefer (as James Keefer)

Supervising Visual Effects Editor

Arthur Repola

Effects Cameramen

Stewart Barbee

Don Dow

Selwyn Eddy III

Robert Elswit

Scott Farrar

Rick Fichter

Mark Gredell

David R. Hardberger
(as David Hardburger)

Michael J. McAlister
(as Micheal J. McAlister)

Bill Neil

Michael Owens

Assistant Cameramen

Peter Daulton

Maryan Evans

David Fincher

Ray Gilberti

Toby Heindel

Robert Hill

Randy Jonsson
(as Randy Johnson)

Kim Marks

Patrick McArdle

Peter Romano

Patrick Sweeney
(as Pat Sweeney)

Bess Wiley
(as Bessie Wiley)

Production Coordinators

Warren Franklin

Laurie Vermont

Optical Printer Operators

David Berry

Donald Clark

John Ellis

James Lim

Kenneth Smith

Mark Vargo

Optical Line-Up

Philip Barberio

Ralph Gordon

Ed Jones
(as Ed L. Jones)

Thomas Rosseter

Lab Technicians

Tim Geideman

Michael Moore (as Michael S. Moore)

Duncan Myers

Production Illustrator

George Jenson

Matte Painting Artists

Christopher Evans (as Chris Evans)

Frank Ordaz

Matte Photography

Craig Barron

Neil Krepela

Stop Motion Animator

Tom St. Amand

Chief Model Makers

Charles Bailey

Michael Fulmer
(as Michael Glenn Fulmer)

Paul Huston

Ease Owyeung

Model Makers

Barbara Affonso

William Beck
(as Bill Beck)

Bill Buttfield

Sean Casey

Mike Cochrane

Barbara Gallucci

Bill George
(as William George)

Ira Keeler

Jeff Mann

Scott Marshall

Marghi McMahon

Randy Ottenberg

Larry Tan

Marc Thorpe

Head Effects Animators

Kim Knowlton (as Kimberly Knowlton)

Garry Waller

Effects Animators

Samuel Comstock

Renee Holt

Rob LaDuca
(as Rob La Duca)

Michael Lessa
(as Mike Lessa)

Margot Pipkin

Suki Stern

Annick Therrien

Terry Windell

Visual Effects Editors

Peter Amundson

Bill Kimberlin

Howard Stein

Assistant Visual Effects Editors

Bob Chrisoulis
(as Robert Chrisoulis)

Joe Class

Michael Gleason

Jay Ignaszewski

Supervising Stage Technician

Ted Moehnke

Stage Technicians

Lance Brackett

Dave Childers

Harold Cole

Robert Finley III
(as Bob Finley III)

Patrick Fitzsimmons

Joseph Fulmer
(as Joe Fulmer)

Edward Hirsh
(as Ed Hirsh)

John McLeod

Merlin Ohm

Peter Stolz

Pyrotechnicians

Thaine Morris

Dave Pier

Supervisor Still Photography

Terry Chostner

Still Photographers

Roberto McGrath

Kerry Nordquist

Electronic Systems Designers

Kris Brown

Jerry Jeffress

Electronic Engineers

Marty Brenneis

Mike MacKenzie

Computer Graphics

Tom Duff

William Reeves

Equipment Engineering Supervisor

Gene Whiteman

Machinists

Conrad Bonderson

Udo Pampel

Apprentice Machinists

David Hanks

Chris Rand

Design Engineer

Mike Bolles

Equipment Support Staff

Wade Childress

Cristi McCarthy

Michael Smith
(as Michael J. Smith)

Ed Tennler

Administrative Staff

Karen Ayers

Karen Dube

Chrissie England

Paula Karsh

Laura Kaysen

Sonia Paulsen
(as Sonja Paulsen)

Production Assistants

Susan Fritz-Monahan

Kathy Shine

Steadicam Plate Photography

Garrett Brown

Ultra High Speed Photography

Bruce Hill Productions