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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

by malducin

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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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Unbroken,Avengers 2,Star Wars 7,Tomorrowland

by ShaneP

I just realized that looks close to the spot where Jimmy Stewart fishes Kim Novak out of the bay in Vertigo.

Nimoy and Shatner were nearby in Trek 4 too if I remember right.

Statistics: Posted by ShaneP — Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:06 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Unbroken,Avengers 2,Star Wars 7,Tomorrowland

by tvaziri

ShaneP wrote:
Ehh, I saw those comparison shots of the Golden Gate and just chalked it up to Todd's obsessive compulsion over movie marketing.


Correctamundo.

(Every day, I jog exactly at the spot they were filming, so I was compelled to try to match the…

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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles article

by ShaneP

Yeah they seem to be emphasizing screen time more and more. Just look at the lengthy elevator shot as an example. One shot but stays on them for a time.

Here is fxguide's coverage of TMNT along with Siggraph coverage. ILM portion is at the end but…

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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles article

by aslan

Going by the clips, some of the shots are very long. I think screen time is becoming the new criteria.

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:53 am


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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Unbroken,Avengers 2,Star Wars 7,Tomorrowland

by aslan

Thanks Ian. Excellent video.

I do enjoy vfx stuff more when it's unashamedly technical and detailed and I don't get all of it. Feels like I'm learning something, or trying at least!!

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:50 am


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Open Discussion • Re: The Imaginarium Studios

by TylerMirage

warlordsbane wrote:
But im sorry the mo cap from ILM sucks big time. TMNT, Battleship...its awful.


Davy Jones and the Hulk say 'hi'...

ShaneP wrote:
You'll still have to do a shit ton of key frame and cleanup work to turn a human performance into a creature…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Unbroken,Avengers 2,Star Wars 7,Tomorrowland

by vfx fan

ex-ILMer Stefen Fangmeier was the supe for SIN CITY 2. Sadly, the most memorable thing about the movie was seeing his name scroll up in the credits.

Oh yeah, and I was also literally the only person in the theater. I remember that, too. I don't ever…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Unbroken,Avengers 2,Star Wars 7,Tomorrowland

by TylerMirage

ShaneP wrote:
Oh my God! Tyler is producing the Sponge Bob film!


Shhhh...

ninja turtle wrote:
No, please, with Sponge Bob, ILM will touch the bottom :D


Bikini Bottom, amirite? :D

Statistics: Posted by TylerMirage — Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:57 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles article

by TylerMirage

Sh...Sh...Shot count? Shot count? SHOTTTTT CCCCOOOOOUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTT!!!!!!! SHOTTTTT CCCCOOOOOUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTT!!!!!!! SHOTTTTT CCCCOOOOOUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTT!!!!!!!

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:e_confused: Ahem...

I'm very surprised that…

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