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Linda Siegel

Linda Siegel is a senior technical director at Industrial Light & Magic, the award-winning special effects division of Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC. She is also a technical trainer in the company's computer graphics department.

Siegel began her career at Lucasfilm as an intern in 1984, building a custom database used to manage the construction of Skywalker Ranch. After completing her B.A. in 1986, Siegel started working at Industrial Light & Magic as a database programmer. She continued in various systems development and support positions until heading the company's management information systems department in 1993.

Beginning in 1991, Siegel split her time and assisted on the film Hook as a digital artist specializing in programming and compositing. In 1994, she moved full-time into computer graphics production as a technical director. On her first project, Forrest Gump, she was responsible for the compositing of the opening and closing feather shots. At the time, these were the longest shots ever done using computer graphics.

Siegel continued as a technical director on several projects, including "Mission Impossible," "Flubber" and "Mighty Joe Young." Most recently, she was a senior technical director for "Star Wars: Episode 1."

Siegel is from Santa Rosa, California. She received her B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science and an M.A. in business administration from UC Berkeley. She lives with her husband, Sheldon Siegel, attorney and author of the novel, "Special Circumstances," and twin sons in Marin County, California.



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