Phil Tippett to Sign for SWAU!
SWAU is proud to announce we will be conducting a rare, exclusive autograph signing with Phil Tippett!
Phil Tippett is an American movie director and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and producer, who specializes in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation. His work has appeared in movies such as the original Star Wars trilogy, Jurassic Park, and RoboCop.
In 1975, Phil Tippett and Jon Berg were hired by George Lucas at Industrial Light & Magic to create a stop-motion miniature chess scene for the original Star Wars film. In 1978, Tippett headed the ILM animation department with Jon Berg for The Empire Strikes Back. For this film, Tippett co-developed the animation technique called 'go motion' to animate the AT-AT Imperial Walkers and the Tauntauns. In 1981, Tippett continued using go motion for Dragonslayer, and received his first Academy Award nomination for the extraordinarily realistic dragon animation. By 1983, Tippett led the famed Lucasfilm creature shop for Return of the Jedi for which he was awarded his first Oscar in 1984.
We will have an assortment of memorabilia available for preorder and SWAU VIP's can send in their own items to get signed! All items will come with our SWAU hologram to ensure authenticity and value for many years to come.