Legendary effects house, Industrial Light and Magic was created by George Lucas in 1975 to support a then little-known sci-fi film, Star Wars.

Since then, they have powered some of the biggest films of the last 42 years by constantly pioneering new techniques, arguably creating today’s VFX industry.

Ellie Dupont says: “I undertook an Industry Secondment at Industrial Light and Magic in London. During my work experience at ILM I shadowed members of the Digital Model Shop team, the Look Dev team and the texture team in order to gain insight into current industry standards along the 3D production side of VFX.

I was also able to gain valuable feedback on the curriculum we deliver on the VFX course, and to receive industry input into ideas for building on specific units related to 3D.

I learnt a lot of current workflows and practices used by ILM and the VFX industry in general, which will have an immediate effect on my teaching and curriculum development for the VFX course.

The secondment has now become a continuation of a great relationship between the AUB and ILM, which we are now looking to build on by bringing in industry personnel from ILM to deliver workshops at the AUB.”

You can find out more about the BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production course here.

You can read more about Ellie here.