The Tech Connects: The STAR WARS® Model Shop – Lorne Peterson

Lorne Peterson is visual effects artist who worked as a modeler for industrial Light & Magic on the six Star Wars films. In addition, he is the author of the 2006 book Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art from Cal State, Long Beach and has worked on many of Lucas’s films, as well as several of Steven Spielberg’s. In 1984, Lorne received an Academy Award for Visual Effects for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

STAR WARS: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and the exhibition makes use of an extensive archive collection on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

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