Profiles in History
May 12, 2014
Disney Studio's VistaVision Motion Picture Camera Used to Film Mary Poppins, Tron and Other Features Through the 1980s and Borrowed for Use on Star Wars. This was Disney's only VistaVision camera and was used for visual effects composite shots on Mary Poppins (1964), Tron (1982) and other Disney films throughout the 1980s. Academy Award-winning visual effects genius Richard Edlund of Industrial Light & Magic borrowed this camera for use in creating the effects shots on Star Wars (1977).