Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution
The inside story of George Lucas, his intensely private company, and their work to revolutionize filmmaking. In the process, they made computer history. Discover the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame avatars, high definition television, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media age. Lucas and his friend Francis Coppola were not only central to the renaissance of independent film, but they both played pivotal roles in the universe of entertainment technologies we see everyday. Book jacket.
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I really loved reading this book. It not only gave me a chronological time frame of the Star Wars films, but it gave me a full film history. I learned about Spielberg's film history, and the creation of his production companies along with the other top companies like Pixar. You will learn about all the behind the scenes info and what they did during their down time. Granted the terminology is a bit tough to swallow for people who don't live with a computer geek, I found it very thrilling and love my computer geek dad for buying it for me.
One reader to another: Ronald Bergan wrote "Francis Ford Coppola: The Making of His Movies" which made a great companion piece to Droidmaker. It will fill in some history gaps.