Interview with ILM Legend Dennis Muren

Interview with ILM Legend Dennis Muren

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know Dennis Muren.  If you’re a visual effects fan, you know Dennis Muren.  I’m actually more surprised when I meet people who don’t know one of the most prolific artists working in the industry today.

Dennis Muren, a southern California native (Glendale/Pasadena area), is the first visual effects artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s been nominated for fifteen Academy Awards and took home the gold eight times, including films such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

Dennis is still working at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco while also working on a new book on visual effects.  He took some time out for us to talk about an old favorite: Star Tours.

Read our interview with Dennis Muren here.

The Author: David Yeh

A long time fan of both Disney and Star Wars, he has a hard time resisting the temptations of Disney’s merchandising force. If you see pictures of the toys and pins, you can bet they are from Dave, our resident collecting guru.

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