I love movies. More specifically, I LOVE Star Wars.
So when I found out I was going to get the opportunity to create some content for the Grantland Channel, I knew the first thing I wanted to do is go up to San Francisco and visit Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic. Somehow, stupidly, they said yes.
The result is a multi-part series called “Inside ILM.” We'll take you on a tour of the high-tech, 23-acre compound, which is sort of a cross between the Google campus, a full-fledged movie studio, and a NASA command center. We also talk to people like Jeff White (nominated for an Oscar for his work on The Avengers), who shows us how he brought characters like the Hulk to life.
For the Star Wars nerd in me, this was kinda like Charlie going to Willy Wonka’s factory. I hope you enjoy watching the series as much as I enjoyed shooting it.