I had a chance to work on Episode One, while I was working at ILM
, I was offered the opportunity to be an extra for the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi. I wasn't sure of exactly what was being shot, but I signed up and one Saturday, several dozen LucasFilm
, Lucas Digital
, and Skywalker Sound
employees gathered in the lot between C- and A-Building at Kerner Blvd. Already there were tailors and curators from the Archives with crates of costumes, a mixture of re-created and original costumes from the first three films.
Luck would have me wedged into a size-smaller Imperial Officer's uniform from the original RotJ
, boots and all!
It was "blink and you'll miss it" moment at the end of the film, during the celebration scene on Coruscant. So much so, that I have never been able to point myself out in any of the VHS or DVD re-releases. But just recently, I have been able to get my hands on still from the Blue-Ray release of the film.
...and there I am!
Hopefully, I will be remembered for being a few pixels large in an added scene then my real
contribution to the Star Wars Universe.