Richmond was delighted to welcome the specialist visual effects team from Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and Lucasfilm to share invaluable advice, guidance and experience on developing careers in this amazing industry. ILM and Lucasfilm are among the world’s leading entertainment service companies as pioneers in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums – and also home to the legendary Star Wars franchise and so many more sci-fi universes! Many thanks so much to Amy (Emerging Talent Specialist), Sian (Junior Modeler), Jack (Animator) and Daniela (Groom Artist) for all your kind time and attention in delivering such an informative and enjoyable event.

Dr Turner (convenor of Richmond’s new Science Fiction and Fantasy Film MA) said, “I’m really thrilled that we’ve been able to organise this event with Lucasfilm. It will not only be highly relevant for our film-related BA and MA programmes, but goes across the liberal arts courses at Richmond, including those which involve animation and graphic design, as well as fashion, visual culture, business and marketing.”

For future industry talks, check out Richmond’s new MA Science Fiction and Fantasy page.