Day 74 – Randy Ottenburg

Randy Ottenburg

Randy Ottenburg was a model maker for Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, and Attack of the Clones. The first film Ottenburg created models for was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982. She also worked on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Willow, The Rocketeer, and Elysium.

Here is Ottenburg working on a ship model for The Goonies.

Photo from the book Industrial Light & Magic: the Art of Special Effects.

And here’s a brief story from Ottenberg about a field trip the crew took to prepare for their work creating Endor for Return of the Jedi.



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