Synopses & Reviews
John Knoll was 14 years old when the first Star Wars
film (Episode IV
) came out in 1977, and it changed his life. By the time the first prequel, The Phantom Menace
, was released in 1999, he was its visual effects supervisorand#8212;in charge of all special effectsand#8212;a position he held through Episodes II (Attack of the Clones
) and III (Revenge of the Sith
). With Knoll as tour guide, this deluxe addition to Abramsand#8217; 365 Days
series provides the single most comprehensive collection of Star Wars
images, including breathtaking 360-degree panoramic shots of sets and models, as well as concept art, props, film stills, and memorabilia.
The only book that covers all six films, Star Wars: 365 Days is Knolland#8217;s spectacular survey of the visual world created by those films. It shows us George Lucas and his crew creating their universe on location and in the studioand#8212;in pages dense with imagery and information, documenting a remarkable sustained creative effort by hundreds of devoted filmmakers and craftsmen.
About the Author
John Knoll is visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, a three-time Academy Award nominee for his visual effects work, and co-creator of the world-changing digital image-processing program Photoshop. This is his first book. He lives in Marin County, California.