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Brian Pohl Second Previs Course

by malducin

Category: Miscellaneous

Brian Pohl, former pre-vis artist at ILM and now supervisor at POV, will teach a second course in Previsualisation & Cinematography as part of the CGWorkshops.

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ILM Interviewing in LA on December 2006

by malducin

Category: Event

ILM will be interviewing candidates for FX and Lighting TDs and Shake and Inferno compositors in Los Angeles this Wednesday December 6, 2006.

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ILM Upgrades to Vicon MX40 System

by malducin

Category: Technology

Vicon, makers of optical motion capture systems, recently announced that ILM has acquired 40 Vicon MX40 Cameras.

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Star Wars Publications Cover Felucia, Javva the Hutt, Lorne Peterson and ILM Summer 2006

by malducin

Category: Article

The official Star Wars site has an article detailing the creation of the planet Felucia from Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. On the other hand issue 167 of the Star Wars newsletter profiles Michael Smith, who runs the Javva the Hutt cafe, while issue 168 mentions how the ILM Model Shop built the Princess Leia bikini costume from Return of the Jedi.

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Joe Letteri Supervising Avatar

by malducin

Category: Miscellaneous

ComingSoon.net is reporting that former ILM member Joe Letteri will be supervising the VFX, provided by Weta Digital, for James Cameron's Avatar.

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Identity Thief Added to Credits

by malducin

Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon and with visual effects by Gradient Effects Vancouver, Crazy Horse Effects, ILM and Base FX, has been added to ILMfan Credits.

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Paranormal Activity 4 Added to Credits

by malducin

Paranormal Activity 4, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, who also directed the third installment, has been added to ILMfan Credits.

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Back to the Future Credits Complete

by malducin

The credits for Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, have been completed.

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Cocoon Credits Complete

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The credits for Cocoon, directed by Ron Howard, have been completed.

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The Goonies Credits Complete

by malducin

The credits for The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner, have been completed.

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Latest Forum Posts

Open Discussion • Re: Aronofsky's NOAH: 1000 ILM shots!

by bigj1968

Hi there, well i just watched Noah on Bluray and i enjoyed the movie but felt pulled out of it by the effects.what i did love effects wise were the water Sims,the battle using massive looked great but what i found difficult to accept were the…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM talks Transformers 4(now fxguide coverage)

by TylerMirage

Saw it for a third time the other day. And unfortunately, the less-than-super shots stuck out even more to me. :( Conversely, the stellar shots looked ever more stellar. :D

Seeing ILM's CG dinosaurs again makes me so excited for Jurassic World!

Statistics:…

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Open Discussion • Re: Warcraft

by TylerMirage

aslan wrote:
ILM's orcs have to match the apes from Dawn in realism and performance.


But aslan, don't you know? The realism of the VFX work won't matter if they don't have the PERFORMANCE OF A TRULY EMOTIONAL AND AMAZING MOTION-CAPTURE ACTOR. That's what…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Ninja Turtles, Lucy,Unbroken,Avengers 2

by TylerMirage

vfx fan wrote:
A behind-the-scenes look behind ILM's work in TMNT right here.

Oh myyyy!!!


Is it bad that I actually believed this was real for a brief moment?

vfx fan wrote:
And in other news, the latest spot of said movie to melodramatically ruin the…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Ninja Turtles, Lucy,Unbroken,Avengers 2

by vfx fan

Saw LUCY today...quite a few fx shots, including a couple of dinosaur shots and an ape. It was a multihouse production, but ILM's credit was first, Richard Bluff as the supervisor. RodeoFX was second. Both houses had about an equal amount of crew…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Ninja Turtles, Lucy,Unbroken,Avengers 2

by vfx fan

A behind-the-scenes look behind ILM's work in TMNT right here.

Oh myyyy!!!

Oh, and you're looking good, ShaneP! :P

And in other news, the latest spot of said movie to melodramatically ruin the childhoods of hipsters. Though I don't know about you, but I…

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Open Discussion • Re: Warcraft

by aslan

Hopefully we'll see some stuff on this from SDCC, we already had the logo reveal.

ILM's orcs have to match the apes from Dawn in realism and performance. No pressure then Hal!!

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:31 am


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Open Discussion • Re: Star Wars Episode 7:An ancient Fear

by bigj1968

aslan wrote:
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article9619181.ece/alternates/w620/abrams.jpg

Beautiful.

loving everything with regard this production so far,just hope Lukes hand floating in space really isn't the opening star destroyer shot like they…

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Open Discussion • Re: Gareth Edwards Star Wars Spinoff

by warlordsbane

I hope they announce what the spin off is, my guess its Boba Fett. And really id like to see that film, it could be like a space western, like True Grit or Unforgiven meets Star Wars.

Statistics: Posted by warlordsbane — Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:08 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: Warcraft

by warlordsbane

Im intrested in seeing what ILM brings to the video game adaption of Warcraft.

But having Oscar Winning VIsual Effects Supervisor Bill Westenhoffer(The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Golden Compass and Life of Pi) , Oscar…

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