Magicians at Work
Beth D’Amato | Digital Paint Supervisor
ILM San Francisco
Marquette University - I have a BA in Broadcasting and Electronic Communication with a minor in Criminology
From the broad perspective, I knew as a seven-year-old after seeing Star Wars for the first time that I wanted to be involved in making movies. From the more narrow perspective of my current discipline, I was working at a television station as a graphic artist, and when I was asked to remove something from several images I literally said to myself, "I'd love to find a job where I could do this kind of paint all day."
I learned about ILM when I was a Star Wars-obsessed child. I arranged for an onsite informational interview with someone while attending Siggraph. I came to ILM, toured, and interviewed. They said they had technical positions available, but I was more suited for a creative position, and they would keep my resume on file. I was so sad not to have been offered a position, and was convinced I blew my one and only chance to work here. Then six months later, HR called me to interview for a position in the art department. I got the position and the rest is history.
Trivia Night! It's a blast, and, it's for a great cause.
The Star Wars prequels, Magnolia, Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Jurassic World
I love my dogs. I can't stop talking about them or taking pictures of them. I also love traveling, reading, running, and collecting toys. (But not in that order.)
Star Wars, E.T., Alien, Kill Bill -- it's tough to narrow it down.