by Melanie Robles
Lucasfilm has a unique ability to ignite passion in its fans, me included. As a fan, I can certainly attest to the fact that Lucasfilm’s commitment to storytelling, worldbuilding, and innovation has left an indelible mark on my creative spirit. Every film or show that I have watched from Lucasfilm has always been memorable, whether it be from the amazing in- depth storyline, or the characters that make it come to life, to even the immersive artistry. The SFFILM Festival Program took me through the process of this innovative approach to filmmaking. I love storytelling, and being able to use my art to help create a story only enhances my love for it. I was so inspired by seeing how these stories come to life, from the actors to the VFX artists. The attention to detail and world building that has gone into creating these stories is outstanding, and is something I hope to be able to achieve someday. I want to be able to push my own boundaries just like everyone I’ve seen in this program do.
These stories have captured the imagination of millions of people around the world and have inspired countless fan works. To be able to start with one small idea and turn it into something as huge as this, it motivates me to work harder, to reach my goals with my art as all these individuals have done. I want to be able to take something significant from my life, and combine it with every single thought in my head, to create a world that will move the hearts of people. I’m grateful that I had the chance to watch this insightful program, because I now know without a doubt that its possible to bring my world to life.
Lucasfilm’s commitment to innovation has also lit a new fire of passion and creativity within me. The company has always been at the forefront of technology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in filmmaking and special effects. I personally haven’t worked with much with special effects other than After Effects. I may not be the best at it, but this program just pushes me to persevere and surpass my own limits. If I could be able to use the type of technology that allows me to create my very own universe, that’s just, wow. I could already see (not imagine), how big it could be, how my stories could affect people all over the world!
In conclusion, Lucasfilm’s passion for storytelling, world-building, and innovation has inspired me in countless ways. I have been moved by the company’s commitment to creating stories that are both entertaining and meaningful, and I have been inspired by the passion and dedication of its creators and fans alike. For me, this program was more than just a learning experience – it is a source of inspiration and motivation, a symbol of the power of creativity and passion that is within me.