Star Wars

Release Date May 25, 1977
Director(s) George Lucas
Client(s) 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd.
Category Film
Credits complete? Yes
IMDB Star Wars IMDB page
Star Wars

Awards

Academy Award (Oscar) - Best Achievement in Visual Effects Winner
Robert Blalack, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Grant McCune and John Stears
Awarded: April 03, 1978

Saturn Award - Best Special Effects Winner
John Dykstra and John Stears
Awarded: January 14, 1978

Credits

Miniature and Optical Effects Unit

Special Photographic Effects Supervisor

John Dykstra

1st Cameraman

Richard Edlund

2nd Cameraman

Dennis Muren

Assistant Cameramen

Ken Ralston (as Kenneth Ralston)

David Robman

Douglas Smith

2nd Unit Photography

Bruce Logan

Composite Optical Photography

Robert Blalack (as Robert Blalack (PRAXIS))

Optical Photography Coordinator

Paul Roth

Optical Printer Operators

David Berry

David McCue

Richard Pecorella

Eldon Rickman

James Van Trees Jr.

Optical Camera Assistants

Caleb Aschkynazo

John C. Moulds

Bruce Nicholson

Gary Smith

Bert Terreri

Donna Tracy

Jim Wells

Vicky Witt

Production Supervisor

George E. Mather

Matte Artist

Harrison Ellenshaw (as P.S. Ellenshaw)

Planet and Satellite Artist

Ralph McQuarrie

Effects Illustration and Design

Joe Johnston (as Joseph Johnston)

Additional Spacecraft Design

Colin Cantwell

Chief Modelmaker

Grant McCune

Model Builders

David Beasley

Jon Erland

Steve Gawley

Paul Huston

David Jones

Lorne Peterson

Animation and Rotoscope Design

Adam Beckett

Animators

Chris Casady

Lyn Gerry

Peter Kuran

Michael Ross

Jonathan Seay

Diana Wilson

Stop Motion Animation

Jon Berg

Phil Tippett (as Philip Tippett)

Miniature Explosions

Greg Auer

Joe Viskocil

Computer Animation and Graphic Displays

Larry Cuba

Image West

Dan O'Bannon

Jay Teitzell

John Wash

Film Control Coordinator

Mary M. Lind

Film Librarians

Cindy Isman

Pamela Malouf

Connie McCrum

Electronics Design

Alvah J. Miller

Special Components

James Shourt

Assistants

Masaaki Norihoro

Eleanor Porter

Camera and Mechanical Design

Richard Alexander

William Shourt

Don Trumbull

Special Mechanical Equipment

Douglas Barnett

Jerry Greenwood

David Scott

Stuart Ziff

Production Managers

Bob Shepherd

Lon Tinney

Production Staff

Patricia Rose Duignan

Mark Kline

Ron Nathan

Rhonda Peck

Assistant Editor (Opticals)

Bruce Michael Green