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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Legends of Star Wars pages.

I've decided to dedicate the last 2 pages of the book to legends (both cast and crew) from the original trilogy. Today I collected Gary Kurtz, Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bullock and Caroline Blakiston.

Dave Prowse (Darth Vader - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)

Jeremy Bullock (Boba Fett - The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi)
Caroline Blakiston (Mon Mothma - Return of the Jedi)

Gary Kurtz (Producer - Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back)

Kenny Baker is in the book!

I met Kenny Baker today at the London Film & Comic Con and he's now in the book.

Kenny Baker (R2-D2 Consultant)

Thursday, 28 July 2016

More UK Art Department have signed.

Stuart Rose (Art Director for vehicle dressing) and Daniel Nussbaumer (Art Department Draftsman) have signed.

Stuart Rose (Art Director, Vehicles)

Daniel Nussbaumer (Draftsman)

Sam Williams has signed the book.

Sam Williams from Costume/Costume FX, who sculpted the Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, TIE Fighter Pilot and Stormtrooper helmets in Z-Brush has signed the book.

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Sam Williams (Costume FX 3D Modeller)

That's another HOD in the book!

Roger Guyett, the ILM VFX Supervisor for The Force Awakens has signed the book. Thank you Roger for taking the time to meet up.

Roger Guyett (ILM Visual Effects Supervisor)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The X-Wing helmet maker.

Paul Marsh, my friend who hand-made all of the X-Wing pilot helmets is in the book.

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Paul Marsh (Costume FX Modeller)

Monday, 25 July 2016

Dermot Power is in the book.

It's taken me a while, but I finally tracked down Dermot Power to sign a piece of his work in the book.

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Dermot Power (Costume Concept Artist)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Grabbed a couple of ILMers today!

This week is pretty much my last chance to grab any ILM crew that are at Pinewood before VIII second unit and Rogue One reshoots are done. I managed to get a couple of people who were on VII. Ben Morris and Kevin Jenkins.

Ben Morris (Visual Effects Supervisor ILM)

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Kevin Jenkins (Art Director ILM)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

More crew signed today.

Whilst at Celebration today I bumped into a few friends that were there that had yet to sign the book. I've added these to a couple of crew members I got last week.

Tim Shanahan (Costume Chief Textile Artist)

Ian Bunting (Props 3D Modeller)

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Vince Abbot (Senior Special Effects Designer)

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Katrina Mackay (Assistant Art Director)

Peter Mayhew signs at Celebration.

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew signed the book at Celebration today.

Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)

More droid builders are in the book.

R2-D2 builders Lee Towersley, Oliver Steeples and the senior modeller responsible for C-3PO, Dave Merryweather, are now in the book.

Lee Towersley (Modelmaker - R2-D2), Oliver Steeples (Modelmaker - R2-D2) and Dave Merryweather (Senior Modeller - C-3PO)

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Phil Szostak is in the book!

I just had the pleasure of meeting Phil Szostak and he's signed his book. Yay!

Phil Szostak (Author, The Art of The Force Awakens)

Here's something you don't see every day.

A very special FedEx delivery from California arrived for me today. Thank you so much J.J Abrams for taking the time to sign the dust sleeve and thank you Mark Harris for helping it happen.

J.J. Abrams (Director, The Force Awakens)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Poe and Rey are in the book.

With wrap just a few days away, Suzie and Lucy have got the last of the principles (who are still at Pinewood) in the book... Oscar Isaacs and Daisy Ridley. Now I just need to track down those who have moved on to other projects... Harrison Ford, Gwendoline Christie, Simon Pegg, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. It's not going to be easy.

Oscar Isaacs (Poe Dameron)

Daisy Ridley (Rey)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Nien Numb is in the book.

I bumped into Mike Quinn on the way to breakfast and he is now in the book.

Mike Quinn (Nien Numb)

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The 100th signature is in the book, and it's....

Finn! Thanks you John Boyega for signing, and thank you Susie and Lucy.

John Boyega (Finn/FN-2187)

Monday, 4 July 2016

BLIND: Design & Moving Image for Film

Andrew Booth (BLIND ltd), who supervised the on-screen computer graphics for The Force Awakens, has signed the book. 

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Andrew Booth (Computer Graphics Supervisor)

Luke Skywalker is in the book!

Thank you Lucy for getting the book to Mark Hamill on Friday!

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

Saturday, 2 July 2016

A couple more ILM artists are in the book.

I have Yannick Dusseault and Dave Fogler in the book. They sent their sigs all the way from the US.

Yannick Dusseault (Concept Artist)

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Dave Fogler (ILM CG Artist)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Joonas Suotamo has signed.

Thank you Joonas for signing the book this afternoon and thank you Maria for sneaking me into his trailer.

Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca)