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ILM 40th Anniversary
May 20, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary. ILM has worked on over 300 film projects and countless of commercials, TV, games and other projects. They have worked on some of the most iconic images on the screen and pushed the boundaries of art and technology.
Wired magazine's June edition will have an article about the history of ILM:
Jeff White discusses The Avengers VFX, and Willi Geiger discusses the Battleship VFX at the NVIDIA booth.
Kris Costa, Martin Murphy and Frank Gravatt discuss the use of ZBrush on such projects as Rango, The Avengers and Cowboy & Aliens at the Pixologic booth.
Plus: Rhythm + Hues 25th Anniversary, Roger Deakins, Craig Barron and the history of matte paintings, The Amazing Spiderman, Brave, Hugo, Real Steel, John Carter, Prometheus, ParaNorman, Side Effects 25th Anniversary and much more.
The Lost ILMfan Articles Back Online
Now online, four "lost" ILMfan articles:
Former ILM animator Miguel Fuertes about his career in Europe, ILM, acting and animation (circa 2004). Read article »
Animator Michael Easton discusses Reboot, ILMCP, the Star Wars prequels and War of the Worlds (circa 2005). Read article »
Animator Glen McIntosh discusses his career and Eragon (circa 2006). Read article »
Digital artists Todd Vaziri and Tom Martinek discuss The Colbert Report Green Screen Challenge (circa 2007). Read article »
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Brian Pohl Second Previs Course
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.
Star Wars Publications Cover Felucia, Javva the Hutt, Lorne Peterson and ILM Summer 2006
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.
In terms of where the budget went, I can contribute reading in the last couple days that Reynolds is getting 27 mil for this. It was a piece showing how current salaries are going, mentioning Phoenix got 4.5 for JOKER and Chastain got 2.5 for IT pt…