David doesn't have to look far for new ideas. "I'm inspired by everything around me -- light, people, stories, art." Here, he shows how the right lighting can create magic.
Lucas wanted his 1977 film to include visual effects that had never been seen on film before. After discovering that the in-house effects department at was no longer operational, Lucas approached , famous for the effects on . Trumbull declined as he was already committed to working on 's film , but suggested his assistant to Lucas. Dykstra brought together a small team of college students, artists, and engineers, and set them up in a warehouse in . Lucas named the group Industrial Light and Magic, which became the Special Visual Effects department on . Alongside Dykstra, other leading members of the original ILM team were , , , , , , , and Paul Huston.