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Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by ninjedi, Dec 1, 2000.

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  1. ninjedi

    ninjedi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    This is a thread to gather info on how Canadians are involved in the Star Wars universe, as in employees of Lucasfilms, writers of Star Wars literature, etc. As well as location shooting in Canada (Hoth?) and anything else significant to Canadian jedi such as us.
     
  2. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    Unfortunately, I think the Hoth scenes were filmed in Sweden, not in Canada.. as for the involvement of canadians in Lucasfilm, I know that many people from little software companies in Montreal are now working for Lucasfilm, I also think they were mentionned in an edition of SW Previews....
     
  3. Adam-the-Indifferent

    Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hayden Christensen--Anakin Skywalker
    Rob Coleman- Animation Director
    (?)Michelle Ngoh- Rystall (Jedi:SE)
    not sure about the last one.
     
  4. TragicLad

    TragicLad Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't know any names offhand, but I know that quite a few ILM folks studied computer animation at Sheradin College here in Ontario.
     
  5. darthcleo

    darthcleo Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    and of course Softimage software is used either for modelling or animation..

    Go Softimage go! ;-)

    (yes I'm a former employee)
     
  6. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    LOL, preaching for your church! :) I got to agree, they are quite a good company in software development
     
  7. PadmeCoen1138

    PadmeCoen1138 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Maria de Aragon, who played Greedo, is from Montreal. Don't ask why I'm here; I'm American. But ohmigosh, a few years ago, I was visiting my cousins in Montreal, who're also big SW fans, and this was in the winter, so I felt like we were on Hoth, plus they have this big fat crabby old neighbor who runs around in a white fur coat and was like a dead ringer for a wampa.
     
  8. Gungan Din

    Gungan Din Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Paul Ens, one of the founders of TFN and current webmaster of starwars.com is from Saskatoon:

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=1415488

    He goes by Ghent around here.
     
  9. Ender

    Ender Jedi Knight star 6

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    I saw a statistic somewhere that over 50% at ILM are former Canadians. About 80% were from Sheradin.
     
  10. darthcleo

    darthcleo Administrator Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I mentionned Softimage, but to be fair, I should also mention Alias/Maya done in Toronto.. (shooooooooo!)
     
  11. Missninfan

    Missninfan Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, how can you forget the next Sith of the Dark Side comes from Vancouver? My hometown baby! Home of the evilest Sith. :)

    *sigh*

    I'm so proud. :D
     
  12. PadmeSkywalker

    PadmeSkywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Hayden also lived in Toronto. We have a piece of him too! :)
     
  13. Darth Milarc

    Darth Milarc Jedi Master star 4

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    if you look at the bottom of all the Ep.1 posters, you'll notice that they are all made in Mississauga, Ontario.

    Canada rocks!

    MTFBWY
    -DM
     
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