On May 3rd, a free talk is planned at Augustana College by Victor Schutz, a computer-graphics supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic who has worked on Attack of the Clones, Rogue One, and the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Mr. Schutz, who works for Industrial Light & Magic, will present “A New Take on an Old Galaxy,” a behind-the-scenes look into what it was like to be a part of the crew for the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and this year’s “Ready Player One” from director Steven Spielberg.
The free talk is planned in the Olin Center for Educational Technology, 733 35th St., Rock Island.
With ILM since 2011, Mr. Schutz has a stacked resume that includes working on digital effects, lighting, as graphics supervisor and lead artist for films such as “Pacific Rim,” “Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol,” “Spider-Man 3,” “Spider-Man 2.” “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and “Star Wars: Episode II–Attack of the Clones
For “Rogue One” Mr. Schutz was in charge of the technology needed for the visual effects of the film. He also was a member of the Digital Human team and supervised the K-2SO vault sequence, according to an Augustana release.
He currently is the lighting supervisor for the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” directed by Ron Howard that is scheduled for released on May 25, exactly 41 years after the original “Star Wars”