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Profile: Richard Edlund - Visual Effects Artist - Founding Member ILM

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Richard Edlund has made a profound and lasting impression in the worlds of film making and visual effects. A founding member of Industrial Light + Magic, he established his reputation by winning four Oscars for the dazzling visual effects in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Return of the Jedi, and a nomination for Poltergeist. He has received six additional Oscar nominations, is the recipient of two Academy Scientific and Engineering awards, two Special Achievement Awards, an Emmy and two Bafta Awards. Richard Edlund has served as a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for twelve years, chairman of their Visual Effects Branch since its inception, and for eight years as chairman of the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. In 2007, The Board of Governors of the AMPAS honored him with the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his outstanding service and dedication to the Academy. Currently, Edlund is also actively serving on the boards of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Visual Effects Society (VES) and in January of 2008, the ASC presented Richard with the Presidents Award in recognition of the contributions he has made to the art and craft of filmmaking. You can email your questions to 123FilmEasy@Gmail.com and we'll answer them "LIVE ON AIR." Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on "Twitter" at https://twitter.com/123Film.