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Former Greencastle resident brings home Hollywood honor

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Former Greencastle resident Ron Woodall has been recognized multiple times since moving to California for work in filmmaking.
You may not know the name Ron Woodall but chances are you've admired his work.

Woodall, a 1987 graduate of Greencastle High School, won a Visual Effects Society award for his work on "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest".

He, along with Bruce Holcomb, Charlie Bailey and Carl Miller won the award for Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Motion Picture. Woodall also received a VES nomination in the same category in 2006 for his involvement with "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith".

After Woodall's graduation from GHS, he moved to Florida to start his career at MGM Studios. In 1995, special effect powerhouse Industrial Light and Magic, a subsidiary of Lucasfilm Ltd. in California, recruited Woodall.

Woodall's credits include: "Speed II", "Peter Pan", "Perfect Storm", "Dreamcatcher", "Pearl Harbor", the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, "Galaxy Quest" and "Transformers". In addition, he has worked on all six installments of the "Star Wars" franchise.

Woodall is interviewed in the Collector's Edition of "Transformers" and stars as an Imperial Guard in "Return of the Jedi: Special Edition".

Woodall resides in San Rafael, Calif., with his wife, Diane and their two sons, Levi, 4, and Nico, 2.

He is the son of Nelson and Sue Woodall of Greencastle.

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Ron Woodall you are awesome! And Mr. Berry would be SO proud, as I am. (Parker here). And two sons!!! Remember -- paybacks :) Yo continue to do us proud!

-- Posted by banana49 on Sat, Dec 22, 2007, at 7:01 AM

the senior pants, that ron and kevin richards drew, were nothing short of amazing. think we all knew that one of these guys were going to be famous in the art world. class of 87' baby

-- Posted by badboy46120 on Sat, Dec 22, 2007, at 5:47 PM

Wow !!! Inspiring story !!!! :-D

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Fri, Dec 28, 2007, at 12:43 PM

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