Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Todd's Pre-Release "Rogue One" Thoughts

My experience with "Rogue One" began three years ago when John Knoll stopped me in the hallways of ILM and asked me, “Does this sound like a cool idea for a movie?” Two years ago I led a secret project that had a big impact on future "Star Wars" films including "Rogue One" (will remain secret for now). For almost a year, I’ve been leading a special unit on the film, as well as doing several shots myself.

"Rogue One" has been the most creatively rewarding film of my career. It’s also the film I’ve personally had the most impact upon.

Computers don’t make visual effects—people do. Here’s some of the ILM team moments after we wrapped. (Fun activity: find me!)

Just look at our faces reacting to your teaser reactions: this is who we are.

It has been a privilege to contribute to "Rogue One", along with the kindest, most talented people I've ever known. We hope you like it.

Finally, some stats. "Rogue One" is:
 • my 20th anamorphic film
 • my 8th film with a score from Michael Giacchino
 • my 4th "Star Wars" film