STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D Interview with John Goodson; Talks PODRACING, Destroyer Droids, Concept Models, and More

     February 6, 2012

John Goodson STAR WARS THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D interview slice

With the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend, Twentieth Century Fox recently hosted a press junket at Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm.  In an effort to promote the experience for the next generation, my seven year-old daughter, Cyan, interviewed four people who helped bring George Lucas’ vision to life.  Her first interview was with John Goodson, a digital artist with Lucasfilm who worked as a concept model artist on The Phantom Menace.  They talked about the kind of training he needed to become a concept artist, his favorite creation, podracing, his favorite Star Wars character, Destroyer Droids, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

John Goodson

  • Did he like Star Wars when he was a kid
  • Who as his favorite star wars character and why
  • What was the most challenging model to create
  • What training did you need to become a concept artist
  • What’s his favorite creation
  • How do you change the podracing landscape to what viewers see
  • What elements are most important to make a model believable for an audience


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