I must admit, I’m not a hardcore Star Wars fan. I was when I was a kid, and I grew up with it, but it didn’t stick on me in the way it did for so many other people. But after working on Star Wars projects, like “Star Wars 1313” back when I was a LucasArts and now “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while at ILM, things changed a bit. After all, that’s two and a half years of my life involved in creating Star Wars content.
While I was watching TFA just yesterday, two days before the official worldwide release date, I saw all those memories from when I was a kid coming back. Cheesy, I know, but it made me realize how much the Star Wars universe is part of the culture of my generation, and how much influence it has had.
I had a great time watching the movie, and I’ve learned quite a few things working on it, but the moment I saw my name appearing on the screen at the end of it, sliding up among a bunch of talented folks, is when I realize that I was part of the legacy. It was an exciting moment for me. It takes a village to create a movie like this, but I feel happy with my contribution to the movie and to the team I worked with.
As one always ends any Star Wars related talk, may the force be with you.