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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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1 > John Bruno

John Bruno had established himself as an animator, layout artist, and story director when he saw George Lucas’ original Star Wars in 1977. “I thought, ‘Man, what do I have to do to do realistic effects like that? The simplest thing like the lightsabers were just such a visual treat and I didn’t know how they were done.” Still pondering a career in visual effects, Bruno met effects supervisor Richard Edlund while working on Heavy Metal in Montreal. Richard was giving a talk to the Canadian Film Commission about the 1980 release, The Empire Strikes Back. “I attended that seminar and introduced myself to him. I said something silly like ‘I really want to do what you do.’ I was doing a lot of complicated classic animation for a film ...

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