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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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Film and Video and MovieWeb Cover Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest VFX

by malducin

Film and Video magazine and MovieWeb have interviews with VFX Supervisor John Knoll about the work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, including the Imocap system.

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CGSociety Profiles Art Director Aaron McBride and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

by malducin

CGSociety has an extensive with ILM Art Director Aaron McBride about his work in A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and his extensive design work for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

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CominSoon Interviews John Knoll about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

by malducin

ComingSoon.net has an interview with VFX Supervisor John Knoll where he discusses the production and VFX work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

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Disney Insider Covers Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest VFX

by malducin

The Disney Insider has a short article about the creation of Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, with comments by VFX Supervisor John Knoll and actor Billy Nighy.

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John Knoll and Billy Nighy Comment on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest VFX

by malducin

The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Press Telegram have short articles dealing with the VFX in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, including comments from VFX Supervisor John Knoll and actor Billy Nighy about the the CG Davy Jones.

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Gore Verbinski Discusses Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

by malducin

ComingSoon.net has an interview with Director Gore Verbinski about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He briefly comments on the VFX work by ILM and supervisors John Knoll and Hal Hickel.

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Toledo Blade Interviews Dennis Muren about Equinox

by malducin

The Toledo Blade has an interview with Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren where he discusses his work on Equinox.

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Variety Previews Lady in the Water

by malducin

Variety has a short article on the use of visual effects in smaller dramatic and non-VFX driven Summer films. ILM VFX Supervisor Ed Hirsh comments a bit about the work in M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water.

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Variety Discusses 2006 Sequels and Remakes

by malducin

Variety has a small article about the VFX work from the 2006 Summer sequels and remakes. It includes a few comments from VFX Supervisors John Knoll, who worked on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and Kim Libreri, who worked on Poseidon.

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Wired Interviews Dennis Muren about Equinox

by malducin

Wired has an interview with ILM Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren where he discusses Equinox, the B-movie he directed as a teenager, and the digital revolution in Visual Effects.

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Toronto Metro News Profiles Giovanni Nakpil

by malducin

The Toronto Metro News has a small profile of Digital Modeler Giovanni Nakpil, who has worked on such projects as Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds.

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Dennis Muren Comments on Ray Harryhausen Influence

by malducin

The Ledger has an extensive article on the career of Ray Harryhausen and highlights the recently published The Art of Ray Harryhausen book. Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, George Lucas and others comment on Harryhausen's influence in cinema.

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Cream Magazine to Profile ILM and Lucasfilm Animation

by malducin

The official Star Wars site is reporting that Cream magazine, a Hong Kong design periodical, will have articles on ILM and Lucasfilm Animation featuring Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, Animation Director Rob Coleman, VFX Art Director Wilson Tang, VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander and producer Rick McCallum.

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Wall Street Journal Covers VFX Budgets

by malducin

The Wall Street Journal has an extensive article on the rising costs of films and the ever increasing budgets for VFX work. It includes comments from Animation Supervisor Hal Hickel on the Pirates of the Caribbean 2 work, VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Poseidon VFX, 911 calls and facilities like Imageworks and Hydraulx.

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ILM Helps with Eragon Video Game

by malducin

Don Daglow, CEO of game company Stormfront, commented that they received help from ILM for the Eragon game, which will be tied to the release of the film.

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Original Original Star Wars Trilogy Coming to DVD

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has posted the news that the original original Star Wars trilogy will be available on DVD from September 12 to December 31, 2006.This version will not include any of the CG enhancements of the special editions or pervious DVD release.

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ILM Helps on Anti-Drunk Driving Project

by malducin

Members of ILM recently worked with the Petaluma Police Department and local northern California area high schools in a program called"Every 15 Minutes" to show the dangers of drunk driving. It included filming a simulated car wreckage.

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7x7 Magazine Visits the Presidio

by malducin

The April issue of 7x7 magazine, a local San Francisco publication, has an article about the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio, the home of ILM.

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Digital Film Revolution Panel Clips Online

by malducin

The Cirne website has video clips of the recent Digital Film Revolution event for the Commonwealth Club of California. ILM VFX Supervisor John Knoll, The Orphanage co-founder Stu Maschwitz, PDI co-founder Richard Chuang and Wild Brain co-founder Jeff Fino were the panelists.

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