Re-live the birth of Pixar,
digital video editing, videogame avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons
of the media age.
and the Digital
inside story of George Lucas, his secretive company, and how
they revolutionized filmmaking. In the process, they made
-- a former member of the Lucasfilm Computer Division -- interviewed
key personnel (past and present) from Lucasfilm, Pixar and
Zoetrope, to reconstruct the events in Hollywood, in Silicon
Valley, and at Lucas' private realm in Marin County, California,
to track the genesis of modern media.
With a small team of scientists, Lucas played a central role
in the universe of entertainment technologies we see everyday.
Re-live the birth of Pixar, digital video editing, videogame
avatars, THX sound, and a host of other icons of the media
weaves a tale of friendships, a love of movies, and the incessant
forward movement of technology. This
is a compelling story that takes the reader into an era of
technological innovation never before explored.
500 pages, $34.95
Rubin is a filmmaker and educator dedicated to empowering
people with new media tools. He has designed film/video editing
tools, supported feature film and television projects (The
Twilight Zone, The Sheltering Sky) and published
texts on editing (Nonlinear). Rubin lives in Santa Cruz, California.