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Brian Pohl Second Previs Course

by malducin

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

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

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

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

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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SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015

- @ Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Web: http://s2015.siggraph.org/

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Latest Credits News

2013-2016 Projects Added

2013-2016 Projects Added

by malducin

The ILM projects directory has recently been updated to include most of the 2013-2014 projects and the ones we know about for 2015-2016.

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Identity Thief Added to Credits

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

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

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

Cocoon Credits Complete

by malducin

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

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

by ShaneP

I agree with the abundance of work for ILM right now. One of the things that's seemed to help is the certainty of a certain amount of work scheduled long-term with the new Star Wars films.

The thing I like about them working with Zhang Yimou is the guy…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM builds Great Wall with Zhang Yimou

by vfx fan

Man, what isn't ILM working on these days? This is the 1980s and 90s all over again!

Statistics: Posted by vfx fan — Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:41 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: "Jurassic Park" Franchise - Battle of Methods

by TylerMirage

Jedi wrote:
Actually, it seems that Legacy built animatronic raptor heads for the scenes where they are in the 'cradles', for lack of a better term.


True, and I did know about that, but I was under the impression that they were simply for reference/for…

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Open Discussion • Re: "Jurassic Park" Franchise - Battle of Methods

by Jedi

Actually, it seems that Legacy built animatronic raptor heads for the scenes where they are in the 'cradles', for lack of a better term.

Statistics: Posted by Jedi — Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:47 am


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Open Discussion • "Jurassic Park" Franchise - Battle of Methods

by TylerMirage

So, I decided to do a little experiment this past week. I wanted to get some concrete numbers in the JP franchise with regards to the breakdown of animatronic work vs. computer generated work with the dinosaurs. I had always guesstimated the numbers…

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