From its astounding innovations in the original Star Wars Trilogy to its groundbreaking cgi work in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Star Trek and The Avengers, ILM has changed and expanded the possibilities of what film can be.
For over forty years, Industrial Light & Magic has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects. ILM has been awarded 15 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, received 30 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards, and was presented with the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 2004.
Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films, including Kong: Skull Island, Transformers, Iron Man, The Avengers, The Harry Potter series, all four of the Indiana Jones films, the Jurassic Park franchise, the Pirates of the Caribbean films; and all six of the Star Wars episodes. The company currently has offices in San Francisco, Singapore, Vancouver and London.
With its many technical and creative innovations, ILM has helped drive the evolution of visual effects. Beginning with a mastery of the traditional arts of blue-screen photography, matte painting and model construction, ILM pioneered the development of motion control cameras, optical compositing and other advances in effects technology. Since the 1980s, ILM has led the way in the use of computer graphics and digital imaging in feature films, developing breakthrough software techniques such as Morphing, enveloping and technologies such as film input scanning, Motion Capture, Imocap, MaterialX, Alembic and Open EXR.