Joel Aron


Joel Aron

Director of Cinematography Lighting & FX, Lucasfilm

College of Marin: 1985-1987 Discovered Art History, Studied Photography, Music Appreciation and Basic Computer Coding

Worked Electronics Retail and Restaurants: 1984-1991 6 years at one restaurant from dishwasher to manager 3 years selling high end audio and computers

Self Taught Computer Skills: 1988-Current Saved up for a computer and learned Renderman lighting and shading Read everything there was available about computer graphics and lighting Applied to ILM and was hired in the summer of 1991 as a Technical Assistant

Lucasfilm: 1991-Current Stayed at work after-hours to learn every skill Was Promoted to CG Supervisor in 2005 Over 30 Feature Films at ILM Moved to Lucasfilm Animation in 2007 CG Lighting and VFX Supervisor : CloneWars/Rebels/Resistance/Bad Batch Director of Cinematography Lighting & FX in 2019

I still stay up at night exploring software to keep constantly blending my passion for photography, art, and Star Wars.