Place of Jr.George Walton Lucas was in Modesto in California on May 14, 1944.
Jr.George Walton Lucas Personal Details
George Walton Lucas father is Sr. George Walton Lucas and his mother is Dorothy Ellinore Bomberger Lucas.
George had a dream of becoming a car racer since his childhood but a serious accident in his high school days forced him to set his mind in other way.
So George Walton Lucas started attending community regular college.
Lucas tied his knot with film editor Marcia Lou Griffin in 1969.
She was also honored with Oscar Awards due to her editing work on the Star Wars films. The couple adopted a daughter, Amanda, in 1981 but divorced in 1983.
Lucas had adopted two more children named Katie and Jett.
Career and Achievements of Jr.George Walton Lucas
George Walton Lucas then decided to go for learning camera techniques and cinematography.
A popular filmmaker famously known as Bruce Baillie became ideal of Lucas when he was 19 years old.
George Walton Lucas was also impressed by the perfection of Stan Brakhage, Jordan Belson, and Bruce Conner.
George Walton started watching art movies. Lucas joined the University Of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts.
It was one of the first universities to have a complete separate institution dedicated to motion picture film.
During the passing time in USC, Lucas was highly influenced as well as impressed by the course on Filmic-Expression lectured at the institute by filmmaker Lester Novros.
The course was based on the non-descriptive substances of Film, e.g. - light, color, space, movement, and time.
Another motivation was the Serbian montages
George Walton got impressed by Slavko Vorkapich, later served Hollywood in make brilliant sequence of montages for attributes of studio at MGM and Paramount.
Lucas watched many movies during his classes.
George Walton was mainly interested in the films of the National Film Board of Canada like Arthur Lipsett's 21-87, Jean-Claude Labrecque's “60 Cycles”.
George Walton watched the films of Norman McLaren
George also saw documentaries made by Claude Jutra.
Owing to all the impressive films influence Lucas developed very deep interest in pure kind of a cinema and decided directing in 16 mm non-character non-story visual tone poems as well as cinema verite.
Some of them were entitled as as “Look At Life, “Herbie”, “1:42.08”, “The Emperor”, “Anyone Lived in a Pretty (how) Town”, “filmmaker”, and “6-18-67”.
Walton was keenly interested in editing and camera work.
George liked being with the name of filmmaker and not as a director.
George Walton Lucas first love was visual abstract films that are empowered to create emotions only through cinema.
Lucas rediscovered the American Zoetrope studio in collaboration with Coppola.
George wanted to create an ambience for filmmakers to make films as per their own rules, and regulations, and enough feasibility rather than over poking of the Hollywood studio system.
His great monetary success of the films, “American Graffiti” (1973) and “Star Wars” (1977) helped him to build his own studio named Lucas film, located at Marin County, in Northern California. “Skywalker Sound” and “Industrial Light & Magic” are subdivisions of Lucas film.
These work on the audio and visual effects of the films.
Lucas film Games which was again changed its name to Lucas Arts, is a leading name in the gaming-industry.
The studio for animation named Pixar was also one of the sub-division of Lucas film studio.
It was based on graphics research responsible for adding groundbreaking effects in films like “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Young Sherlock Holmes”.
Lucas and director Steven Spielberg were good friends in their college time. The friendship resulted in collaborations on the Indiana Jones movies like “Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)”, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984), “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008).
Awards for Jr.George Walton Lucas
The American Film Institute gave Lucas “The Life Achievement Award” on June 9, 2005.
Lucas was named as number 100 "Greatest American" and this name was given by the world-famous Discovery Channel on June 5, 2005.
George Walton was also awarded in 1991 with the honor of the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Award.
Lucas donated US$1 million in order to aid in the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall located in Washington D.C.
George Lucas also gave donation to USC of $175 million to expand the film school. It is one of the largest donations to USC by one person and also a largest gift.