May the 4th Be With You: Animation/Illustration Students Visit Lucasfilm on International Star Wars Day

May the 4th Be With You: Animation/Illustration Students Visit Lucasfilm on International Star Wars Day

May the 4th Be With You: Animation/Illustration Students Visit Lucasfilm on International Star Wars Day

A/I Student Kristy Kay with Lucasfilm University Relations Manager Anita Stokes and A/I Student Eunsoo Jeong with Lucasfilm University Relations Representative Ryan Howeilm on International Star Wars Day (Alice Carter image).

By Alice Carter, Animation/Illustration Area Coordinator

On May 4th, Professor Courtney Granner’s Visual Development class made a trip to Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center in the San Francisco Presidio. Although Professor Granner schedules the trip each semester, this visit was exceptional as it coincided with International Star Wars Day.  University Relations Manager Anita Stokes and University Relations Representative Ryan Howe hosted the tour. After amazing the students with iconic examples of production art and film props, the group attended a screening of the studio’s show reel featuring work from Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation, and Industrial Light and Magic. After the tour, the class had lunch with Animation/Illustration alumni in the employee’s cafeteria and took advantage of a photo opportunity with their favorite Jedi Master.