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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 1st December 2007

Dear Diary,

The Star Wars Experience – Attack of the Clones – 2002

During the ending of my duties at the Ranch for Episode 2 I was called back to ILM to work on the sculptural design of the Scorpion King creature for the Mummy Returns. To make things very clear, I was the sculptural designer for the clay maquette using Derek Thomson’s original 2-D Scorpion King design. This was done all before the CG department did their part. I had nothing to do with the CG version.

It was very hard to leave the Art Department, but I was told I was warmly welcome back.
As things worked out years later I was called back to the JAK Art Department for Episode 3.

ATTACK OF THE CLONES CONTRIBUTIONS

JAK FILMS – Skywalker Ranch

Concept model maker
Fabrication, castings
Modelling miniature parts for environments
ILM Contributions

Sculpted maquettes for computer department
Assassin Bug (Kouhun) – also painted it
Acklay – also painted it
Massif
Painter

On crew painting buildings for city case scene
Dooku’s hanger bay and others
Set Support

Support for battle ground sequence

Make-up Application

Shaak Ti – did all
Kit Fisto – did all
Aayla Secura