Hal Hickel of Industrial Light & Magic!!!!!!


Hal T. Hickel is a visual effects animator for Industrial Light & Magic. He has worked on so many amazing movies. I truly love his work.

Hickel began his animation career at Pixar in 1994, where he worked on Toy Story, the THX promos, as well as some of Pixar's short films. Hearing that a new Star Wars trilogy was in pre-production, Hickel applied for a transfer to ILM on the chance that he may get to work on the prequels. He was first assigned as an animator on The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but was eventually assigned to work on The Phantom Menace and later its sequel Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, where he was responsible for the unique movement of the Droideka destroyer droids.

His other credits include: A.I., Space Cowboys, Dreamcatcher and Van Helsing. In 2007, Hickel won the BAFTA and the Academy Award for Visual Effects along with John Knoll, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall, for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Hal Hickel at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2014:


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