Editdroid is what Lucasfilm uses for film editing, so I’m guessing that’s what Egan worked on.
Fairfax resident Philip S. Egan, who helped design an innovative automobile in the 1940s and later consulted on sound technology for Lucasfilm, died Friday. He was 88.
Mr. Egan was one of the designers of the innovative Tucker 1948 automobile, later celebrated in a 1988 Francis Ford Coppola movie, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.” Mr. Egan designed the driver control area and other details of the car, a four-door, six-passenger sedan with a water-cooled six-cylinder rear engine.
He moved from San Francisco to Mill Valley, where he designed Phonic Ear hearing aids; later he again opened his own design business. His clients included Lucasfilm Ltd., where he was a consultant at THX and on a new editing device at Skywalker Ranch.
I’ve exchanged a few letter and emails with Mr. Egan, and he was incredibly sharp for a man of any age. Had no idea that he worked for Lucas on editing equipment, but I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise, and he was interested in nearly everything.