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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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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: John Knoll, Microsoft and the live Apollo 11 AR demo that wasn't.

by Kmart

I think maybe the whole Rebel Mac unit arose out of LucasFolks realizing how much Knoll was able to get done himself with his home Mac. Pretty sure the work he did adding to DEEP SPACE NINE's 4th season title sequence -- basically busying up the…

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Open Discussion • Re: John Knoll, Microsoft and the live Apollo 11 AR demo that wasn't.

by Jedi

Didn't know that, Kmart. Thanks!

Statistics: Posted by Jedi — Wed May 22, 2019 6:22 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next: Spider Man: Far From Home! Jordan Peele's US! The real Terminator 3!

by ShaneP

It is true that many of these digital careers today don't inspire longevity at a single place like past ones did.

Statistics: Posted by ShaneP — Tue May 21, 2019 8:28 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: John Knoll, Microsoft and the live Apollo 11 AR demo that wasn't.

by ShaneP

Didn't he also do some Star Wars Death Star battle special edition shots on his Mac? I wonder how much of that was real or just PR.

Statistics: Posted by ShaneP — Tue May 21, 2019 8:26 pm


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Open Discussion • Re: John Knoll, Microsoft and the live Apollo 11 AR demo that wasn't.

by Kmart

He used to do modeling and animation for the stuff in his ILM projects done on Macs working from home, like the warp drive shots in STAR TREK GENERATIONS and I think the shot looking out of the Phoenix up at the moon in FIRST CONTACT.

Statistics: Posted…

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