This post is mostly general background, intended for people who have never attended or had the pleasure of working extensively in the glamourous and rewarding motion picture industry. Another post will go over some of the nuances of this year in particular, as it affects computer animation and visual effects.
4. The work was done at the Entertainment Effects Group, an important early visual effects company owned by Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich, ASC. Many interesting and talented people worked there, and many of them went on to do other things in the field.