A Digital Film Studio on Prime S.F. Real Estate

A statue of Jedi Master Yoda at the Letterman Digital Arts Center

A statue of Jedi Master Yoda -- a tribute to the Star Wars franchise that sparked the digital film revolution -- gazes out over a courtyard between Letterman Digital Arts Center buildings. Xeni Jardin hide caption

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Guests at the Letterman Digital Arts Center launch event enjoyed picnic lunches i i

Guests at the Letterman Digital Arts Center launch event enjoyed picnic lunches on the grass of the "campus" on what was once the Presidio, sited on prime San Francisco land at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Xeni Jardin hide caption

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Guests at the Letterman Digital Arts Center launch event enjoyed picnic lunches

Guests at the Letterman Digital Arts Center launch event enjoyed picnic lunches on the grass of the "campus" on what was once the Presidio, sited on prime San Francisco land at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Xeni Jardin

Day to Day technology contributor Xeni Jardin reports on Star Wars director George Lucas' new home for creating films, the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco.

The new high-tech moviemaking complex is located on prime real estate at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, formerly a military installation called the Presidio.

The complex — actually a "campus" of offices and studios — signals that there is life after Star Wars for Lucas, who helped to spark the digital film revolution with the creation of the Industrial Light and Magic digital effects house.