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Special Effects Pioneer Tom Smith to Speak at The University of Texas at Austin

Special Effects Pioneer Tom Smith to Speak at The University of Texas at Austin

EVENT: Tom Smith, filmmaker and special effects pioneer, discusses his work on films including "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T.," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Return of the Jedi" as part of the Harry Ransom Lectures. WHEN: Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: KLRU's Studio 6A…   » Continue Reading

“Empire Strikes Back” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Visual Effects Producer Thomas Smith Donates Collection to Harry Ransom Center

“Empire Strikes Back” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Visual Effects Producer Thomas Smith Donates Collection to Harry Ransom Center

Thomas Smith (b. 1938), visual effects producer for such films as "Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back" and "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," has donated his archive to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Smith was hired by George Lucas as the first head of Industrial…   » Continue Reading