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October 14, 2011 9:59 AM Subscribe
From the bankruptcy beat: Kerner Optical shut down
. The original Industrial Light and Magic (in a building labeled "Kerner Optical" to hide from industry snoops and avid fans), the practical effects (in contrast to computer effects) shop became a department of a diversifying ILM, which sold it off in 2006. It struggled along on the margins of bankruptcy before filing for Chapter 11 early this year and closing for good in August, its final words a bitter letter
about an uncooperative creditor. The Kerner Optical
site (entirely in Flash) is still up, where you can see its credits (up through 2008) and view its demo reel.
Souvenir hounds and budding SFX shop owners can have a blast at the liquidation auction
, and bid on a box of skulls
, a pizza oven
, studio props
, stage props
, leftover models
, and tons of shop tools.
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