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Star Wars Insider Covers Kaminoans and Ep. 1 Invisible VFX

by malducin

Issue 66 of the Star Wars Insider packs a double punch of VFX content, with the new column by Animation Director Rob Coleman about the Kaminoans, and a short article by Ron Magid about some of the invisible VFX of Episode 1.

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John Knoll Discusses Space Exploration

by malducin

The Orange County Register has an article on the contrast between Space exploration and Hollywood VFX. John Knoll comments about the difference and also about his Apollo 11 side project.

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Star Wars Insider Covers Poogle the Lesser

by malducin

The Star Wars Insider issue 65 has a new article by Animation Director Rob Coleman explaining how Poogle the Lesser was created along with the Geonosian war room sequence and the display graphics seen in the film.

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American Cinematographer Covers Gangs of New York

by malducin

The January 2003 issue of American Cinematographer includes two articles on Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. One deals with the work of Director of Photography Michael Ballhaus, while the other deals how ILM, under the supervision of Michael Owens, helped create the vistas and complement the work of Production Designer Dante Ferreti.

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UK VFX and Animation Industry Comments about ILM

by malducin

Issue 32 of 3D World magazine, one of the leading CG magazine in the UK has as its cover feature a look at the future of CG. Several members of many of the top UK Animation and VFX studios were asked a series of question, one of them if they consider ILM is still the top leader or are new contenders on the rise.

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Star Wars Insider Looks into ILM

by malducin

Issue 64 of the Star Wars Insider has as one of it's cover stories an inside look at ILM. The work on Star Wars Episode 2 is covered and it concentrates on VFX Supervisors John Knoll and Ben Snow, and ILM veteran and top matte painting and modeling artist Paul Huston.

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Next Insider to Feature John Knoll, Paul Huston and Ben Snow

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has a preview of the next issue of the official fan club magazine. Not only it will be a tribute to ILM but it will have interviews with John Knoll, Paul Huston and Ben Snow.

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Latest Insider Covers Dex's Diner, Mos Espa, Ep. 2 DVD and More

by malducin

The latest edition (issue 63) of the Star Wars Insider is out and several ILM related articles are included. Rob Coleman once more contributes to the magazine, this time discussing the work done for Dexter's Diner.

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Rob Coleman Talks Ep. 2 CG Doubles in Latest Star Wars Insider

by malducin

The latest Star Wars Insider, issue 62 (October 2002), has several VFX features. Rob Coleman is back again now writing about CG stunt double of Episode 2. There is also a small feature about the elements of the Tusken encampment.

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Interview with Phil Tippett about VFX

by malducin

The Contra Costa Times newspaper has posted an interview with Phil Tippett where he discusses the current state of the VFX industry.

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FSM Shows Episode 2 Model Work

by malducin

The September 2002 issue of Fine Scale Modeler has a brief interview with ILM model maker Brian Gernand about the miniature work in Star Wars Episode 2.

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Technology Review Discusses Digital Impact

by malducin

A new article by the Technology Review details the impact of digital technologies in movies, and not only in VFX but also other roles like editing and color timing. Former ILM member George Joblove is extensively quoted.

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EW Covers CG VFX

by malducin

The cover story for issue 667 of Entertainment Weekly is about VFX. The article includes 10 mini-sidebars which cover how specific shots in some films were accomplished, both big VFX extravaganzas and the subtle and invisible VFX. Episode 2, MIB2 and AI are the ILM projects covered.

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Rob Coleman Talks about Yoda

by malducin

The latest Star Wars Insider, issue 61, contains many sections about the VFX work for Episode 2, including an article by Animation Director Rob Coleman where he details the creation of the CG Yoda (which is also the cover article).

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Interview with Noel Rubin and ILM Desktop

by malducin

Noel Rubin, screen graphics artist extraordinaire, was recently interviewed at CGChannel. He worked on the screen graphics for Episode 1 and besides the incredible work presented on his website there is even an ILM desktop image for download.

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Dreamworks Fansite Interviews Henry LaBounta

by malducin

The Dreamworks SKG fansite recently posted an interview with Henry LaBounta, PDI's VFX Supervisor for Minority Report (and before that A.I.). Henry LaBounta is a former employee of ILM and here he discusses the 2 major pieces PDI provided for the film.

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Access to CNN Episode 2 Video

by malducin

The CNN behind the scenes video of Episode 2 has shown up for free viewing, thanks to an anonymous reader who pointed it out. You can now take a look at how some of the end battle VFX were done.

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CNN Website Shows Episode 2 End Battle VFX Work

by malducin

The CNN website has released a video showcasing some of the VFX work for the climatic end battle of Episode 2.

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Rob Coleman Discusses Animation Work

by malducin

The official Star Wars website has posted a response from Animation Director Rob Coleman regarding how animation work is handed out.

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Hugo Shows Friendly Face Online

by malducin

The article about faces for CG characters that appears on the current issue of Wired has been put online. And it includes pictures of Hugo, the ILM internal test for facial capture and animation.

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