Academy of Achievement Logo
Home
Achiever Gallery
Keys to Success
Achievement Podcasts
About the Academy
For Teachers

Search the site

Academy Careers

 
George Lucas 2014 (Part 1), Creator of Star Wars

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Permalink: Email Video

George Lucas 2014 (Part 1) Video

Creator of Star Wars
Introduction

"If somebody gave me a hundred feet of film, I made a movie out of it." When George Lucas was attending USC Film School he didn't even need a hundred feet. While still a student, he turned 32 feet of 16 millimeter film into a one-minute animated short that not only won awards at festivals nationwide, but set a new standard for animated films. He's been making motion picture history ever since, creating many of the most popular films in motion picture history, including the phenomenally successful Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.

For over 40 years, George Lucas served as Chairman of the Board of Lucasfilm Ltd., parent company of LucasArts Entertainment Company and Lucas Digital Ltd. Lucasfilm's THX division has changed the way we hear films in movie theaters and at home. LucasArts Entertainment Company is a leading international developer of entertainment software. Lucas Digital Ltd., which includes Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, is the leading visual effects and post-production company in the industry. In 2012, he sold the company to The Walt Disney Company for a reported price of $4.05 billion.

No man comes as close to representing the art, technology, and business of the movie industry as George Lucas. His clarity of vision as storyteller and mythmaker, his zeal for innovation, and his leadership in forging a new relationship between entertainment and technology, has revolutionized the art of motion pictures. In this podcast, recorded at the 2014 International Achievement Summit in San Francisco, Lucas recounts the obstacles he overcame as a young filmmaker, and gives an eloquent account of the ethical philosophy that informs his tales.



View More Podcasts
Each of the symposium presentations are excerpts from the 48-year history of International Achievement Summits. The audience is comprised of hundreds of promising young people selected to attend by the Academy.
Sort by: Most Recent, By Name
Frances Arnold 2014, Inventors Hall of Fame

Frances Arnold 2014

Inventors Hall of Fame
Benazir Bhutto 2002, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan

Benazir Bhutto 2002

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
General Philip Breedlove 2014, Supreme Allied Commander Europe

General Philip Breedlove 2014

Supreme Allied Commander Europe
Carol Burnett 2014, Television Hall of Fame

Carol Burnett 2014

Television Hall of Fame
Sheryl Crow & Robin Williams 2006, Singer-Songwriter performs with Actor-Comedian

Sheryl Crow & Robin Williams 2006

Singer-Songwriter performs with Actor-Comedian
Vince Gill 2009, Country Muisc Hall of Fame

Vince Gill 2009

Country Muisc Hall of Fame
Lauryn Hill 2000 (Part 1), Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Lauryn Hill 2000 (Part 1)

Singer, Songwriter and Producer
Dr. Khaled Hosseini 2008, Author, <i>The Kite Runner</i>

Dr. Khaled Hosseini 2008

Author, The Kite Runner
The Hon. John Lewis 2004, Champion of Civil Rights

The Hon. John Lewis 2004

Champion of Civil Rights
George Lucas 2014 (Part 1), Creator of Star Wars

George Lucas 2014 (Part 1)

Creator of Star Wars
Peyton Manning 2007<br />(Part 1), Super Bowl Champion Quarterback

Peyton Manning 2007
(Part 1)

Super Bowl Champion Quarterback
William H. McRaven, Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations

William H. McRaven

Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations
Bill Russell 2008, Basketball of Hall of Fame

Bill Russell 2008

Basketball of Hall of Fame
Tim Russert 2005, Broadcast Journalist

Tim Russert 2005

Broadcast Journalist
Barry Scheck 2014, Co-founder, The Innocence Project

Barry Scheck 2014

Co-founder, The Innocence Project
Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2007, Nobel Prize for Peace

Archbishop Desmond Tutu 2007

Nobel Prize for Peace
Gore Vidal 2006, National Book Award

Gore Vidal 2006

National Book Award
Elie Wiesel 2007, Nobel Prize for Peace

Elie Wiesel 2007

Nobel Prize for Peace