Who Inspire Us
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.