You had to make a camera look like it’s traveling at 300 mph, but you couldn’t make it actually travel at 300 mph so you had to slow everything down and build devices to do that. So you were constantly engineering.
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|Birth:||3rd June, 1947|
John Charles Dykstra was born in Long Beach, California, USA. He is an American special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes. He studied industrial design from California State University, Long Beach. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects and computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. He led special effects on many movies, including Star Wars, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Stuart Little, X-Men: First Class, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.
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