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Lucas was setting out to tell the origin story of his franchise with Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. And Tim Alexander, an up-and-coming effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic, would soon become part of the team to help bring his vision to the big screen. By the time he got the call to join the team for Episode 1, Tim had already worked on such blockbuster films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Contact and Titanic. But, still, he knew the unique opportunity and responsibility he was accepting in helping bring the legendary franchise back to theaters. To celebrate Star Wars Day, Raising Nerd got a unique chance to sit down with this extremely talented and accomplished visual effects artist to learn how he got his start and how he’s been able to build an amazing film career by pursuing his passion for imagery, math, and science.