Industrial Light & Magic

The Death Star trench run. Velociraptors versus T-Rex. The Avengers defend New York. Industrial Light & Magic, founded in 1975 by George Lucas, has created some of the most memorable visual effects in film history.

From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be.

ILM has won 15 Academy Awards® and 15 BAFTAs®, and has been nominated 29 and 17 times, respectively.

ILM has been a constant innovator in visual effects, especially digital. The Abyss  featured the first 3D modeling of water, and Terminator 2 's T-1000 was a huge step in CGI.

Visual effects supervisor John Knoll and animation supervisor Hal Hickel created the cursed pirate crew from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest using advanced computer graphics and ILM's patented IMOCAP technology.

Jurassic Park  was a landmark work in CGI. Complete 3D models were created for each dinosaur, resulting in the first realistic digital animals ever seen in film.

ILM’s Go-Motion system introduced lifelike motion blur to stop-motion. Early uses include the tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back and the dragon in Dragonslayer.

For The Avengers, ILM built a digital New York, seamlessly blending real photography and physical sets with CGI that included trees, extras, and buildings.

The Death Star trench run. Velociraptors versus T-Rex. The Avengers defend New York. Industrial Light & Magic, founded in 1975 by George Lucas, has created some of the most memorable visual effects in film history.

From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars trilogy to its groundbreaking CGI work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek, and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what a film can be.

ILM has won 15 Academy Awards® and 15 BAFTAs®, and has been nominated 29 and 17 times, respectively.

ILM has been a constant innovator in visual effects, especially digital. The Abyss  featured the first 3D modeling of water, and Terminator 2 's T-1000 was a huge step in CGI.

Visual effects supervisor John Knoll and animation supervisor Hal Hickel created the cursed pirate crew from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest using advanced computer graphics and ILM's patented IMOCAP technology.

Jurassic Park  was a landmark work in CGI. Complete 3D models were created for each dinosaur, resulting in the first realistic digital animals ever seen in film.

ILM’s Go-Motion system introduced lifelike motion blur to stop-motion. Early uses include the tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back and the dragon in Dragonslayer.

For The Avengers, ILM built a digital New York, seamlessly blending real photography and physical sets with CGI that included trees, extras, and buildings.

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