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Rolling back the years once again we present Danny’s Diary, a series of articles written back in 2007 – 2008 and originally posted on Lightsabre.co.uk by ILM and Kerner Optical multi-tasker Danny Wagner.

Saturday 8th December 2007

Dear Diary,


Working on the last Star Wars film was delight and heartbreak all at the same time.

The end of an era. I am very proud and honored to be a part of this franchise and story. To contribute some of the most imaginative special effects this business has to offer and share this experience with a crew of people that share the same passion and love for the art as I do.

I said to myself in the past, in the early years of my career…I wish I was born earlier to have worked on the original Star Wars and create creatures using transformation techniques in the 80’s. That would have been so cool…

I certainly will always admire those effects and be inspired by them but I feel now I have experience such a mass of wonderful things in my life so far I feel that I should be 80 instead of 40. I certainly packed a lot of things in my head and learned a tremendous amount of skill, techniques and procedures that I understand and believe I am truly honored and lucky to have been born at all.

I made it as a true professional and was still be able to contribute practical effects during the CGI era, which was a very hard thing to do!

As for the Star Wars films it was the beginning of the end for those movies.

But now it’s the beginning of a new company called Kerner Optical and it will Kick ASS!!!

Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • Audio CD – Audiobook
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)
  • 05/04/2018 (Publication Date) - Walt Disney Records (Publisher)