Life on the Ranch
February 11th, 2012
One afternoon when I was 10 years old, I went to the movies with my brother-in-law to see King Kong. Before entering we noticed a movie poster behind glass showing soldiers in white uniforms and an ominous black figure with a billowing cape emerging from a smoky white hallway peppered with laser fire. After a moments reluctance, I was led into the dark theater where orchestral horns blared out from all directions and scrolling text receded into a star filled background revealing my future. Star Wars was the most important influence in my professional life.
35 years later I find myself playing with characters from a galaxy far far away in the comfort of my own computer at LucasFilm Animation. The studio is conveniently tucked away in the rolling hills of the Marin landscape. Currently the two ranches, Big Rock and Skywalker, are home to a few hundred employees that enjoy its serene lifestyle.
I work closely with some fine talent who help create the Star Wars TV show, Clone Wars. This video of Skywalker Ranch was completely shot with an SLR camera and comes compliments of Phillip Bloom…
Skywalker Ranch from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.
Besides George Lucas’ television endeavors, he has recently produced his live action feature film Red Tails…
StoryLine: A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.