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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Shut Encounters’ Results Artist Was 74 – The Hollywood Reporter


David M. Jones, a visible results artist who contributed to such landmark sci-fi movies as Star Wars, Shut Encounters of the Third Variety, Alien 3 and Starship Troopers, has died. He was 74.

Jones died April 8 of most cancers at his Winnetka dwelling in Los Angeles, his lifelong good friend and ex-wife, Janice Gerson, introduced.

Jones was employed at ILM, Common Hartland and Boss Movie Studios for many of his profession.

As a mannequin store supervisor or visible results supervisor at Boss, he labored on Batman Returns (1992), The Scout (1994), Outbreak (1995), Air Pressure One (1997) and Starship Troopers (1997), amongst different motion pictures.

Initially of his profession, Jones constructed miniature fashions and labored within the optical results unit for Star Wars and served as a guide on Shut Encounters of the Third Variety. (Each movies had been nominated for the visible results Oscar in 1978, with Star Wars prevailing.)

He earned an Emmy nomination in 1996 for his work on the Fox collection Area: Above and Past and did results for HBO’s Tales From the Crypt from 1989-95.

His résumé additionally included Area Academy (1977), Buck Rogers within the twenty fifth Century (1979), The Hunt for Pink October (1990), Cliffhanger (1993) and Determined Measures (1998).

Born in Sacramento, California, Jones hung out throughout his childhood years on U.S. Air Pressure bases as distant as Anchorage, Alaska, and Freeburg, Illinois. When he was within the first grade, he bought his first mannequin airplane package.

He graduated with a bachelor of science diploma in industrial design from Cal State Lengthy Seashore, then entered the movie trade as a mannequin maker.

Jones additionally directed the 1983 quick movie Select Your Tomorrow for Horizons at Disney World’s Epcot Heart and dealt with results for “Bud Bowl” Tremendous Bowl commercials for Budweiser in 1989-90 and the revolutionary “Orcas” spot for United Airways in 1992.

Nicknamed “Particulars Dave,” Jones loved piloting radio-controlled mannequin plane, fly-fishing and restoring his 1965 Lotus Elan.

Survivors additionally embody his son, Hunter, a mechanical engineer who builds rocket ships at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California.



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