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Industrial Light & Magic pioneer Jim Nelson dies, aged 81

22 June 2014 6:24 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jim Nelson - who helped to launch Industrial Light & Magic with George Lucas - has died, aged 81.

Nelson, whose real name was James M Falkinburg, died June 18, and his family announced his death through an obituary in the Los Angeles Times. No other details about his death were made public.

The sound editor, producer and post-production editor worked on 21 films and 38 television series over the course of his career and is best known for helping to establish visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm.

He also founded another post-production facility called Edit-Rite in 1965, and launched James Nelson Enterprises in 1972 so that he could produce his own films.

From 1975 to 1977, Nelson worked as the uncredited associate producer of Star Wars, during which time he looked after the management of Ilm and built the company by helping to make and acquire equipment for the films.

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James Nelson Dead: Sound Editor, Producer Dies at 82

20 June 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Nelson, a sound editor, supervising sound editor and producer for film and television with more than 180 credits, including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Exorcist” and “American Graffiti,” has died. He was 82.

Director Monte Hellman, on whose classic 1971 film “Two-Lane Blacktop” Nelson worked, said, “He was one of my closest, dearest friends. He’s worked on all my movies. His first work was in sound editing and he did that on all my movies and even on the last one, ‘Road to Nowhere,’ he came in as a consultant just to make sure everything was right because I just wouldn’t do anything without his approval.”

Nelson was the supervising sound editor, often uncredited, on some of the classics of 1960s and ’70s cinema: Richard Rush’s film “Psych-Out” and Rafelson’s classic “Head,” both in 1968; “Easy Rider” in 1969; Rafelson’s “Five Easy Pieces”; Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun »

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James Nelson Dead: Sound Editor, Producer Dies at 82

20 June 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Nelson, a sound editor, supervising sound editor and producer for film and television with more than 180 credits, including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Exorcist” and “American Graffiti,” has died. He was 82.

Director Monte Hellman, on whose classic 1971 film “Two-Lane Blacktop” Nelson worked, said, “He was one of my closest, dearest friends. He’s worked on all my movies. His first work was in sound editing and he did that on all my movies and even on the last one, ‘Road to Nowhere,’ he came in as a consultant just to make sure everything was right because I just wouldn’t do anything without his approval.”

Nelson was the supervising sound editor, often uncredited, on some of the classics of 1960s and ’70s cinema: Richard Rush’s film “Psych-Out” and Rafelson’s classic “Head,” both in 1968; “Easy Rider” in 1969; Rafelson’s “Five Easy Pieces”; Dalton Trumbo’s “Johnny Got His Gun »

- Carmel Dagan

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