Eric Baker: Out of This World
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Eric Baker: Out of This World

UGA alumnus Eric Baker ABJ ’90 grew up with Star Wars. Now, he is overseeing construction of thousands of props for the immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disney theme parks, opening in May in California and this fall in Florida. Along time ago in a galaxy not so far, far away … A young Eric Baker ABJ ’90 was making his own Star Wars playsets because store-bought versions weren’t good enough. The son of an art teacher and a building contractor, Baker made his own Yoda masks from forms he sculpted, molded, and casted with help from his mom. Now, he’s a creative director with Walt Disney Imagineering , working on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge -themed lands opening in Disneyland this summer and Walt Disney World this fall. “I love taking these worlds and bringing them from film to something people can actually go see and touch and really be a part of,” he says. Baker attended the University of Georgia where he studied telecommunications and theatrical design . He knew he wanted to make films, so he learned model building, special effects, and set design through his course work. As a student, his first job in the […]

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