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Premiere Magazine Profiles Episode 2 and Wired Writes about CG Faces

by malducin

As the imminent release of Episode 2 approaches the media coverage has kicked to high gear. The current issue of Premiere magazine has an article on the film and goes into some of ILM's work. Also the current issue of Wired has an article about the quest for ever more realistic CG character and human faces.

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Latest Star Wars Insider Mentions ILM

by malducin

The latest Star Wars Insider came out recently and it contains some ILM info, although no updates from Rick McCallum on the status of the VFX work for Episode 2.

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KPIX Reports on ILM Work for E.T.

by malducin

TV station KPIX from the Bay Area did a small report on the E.T. re-release and the work done by ILM.

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Total Film and NBC Special Cover New ILM Work on ET

by malducin

Even more information has started appearing regarding the ET re-release, one from magazine Total Film, and this past Saturday night NBC presented a special on the film with a segment on ILM's work.

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Interview with Matte Painter Legend Harrison Ellenshaw about Superman 4 Work

by malducin

Harrison Ellenshaw, maestro of matte paintings and having worked on the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, and son of also legendary matte painter Peter Ellenshaw, is interviewed at the Superman Cinema website. While the interview concentrates on his work for Superman 4, it goes into great details of the trials and tribulations and the hard work involved in completing the film.

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Variety Reports on Hulk and John Dykstra and Spider-Man

by malducin

Variety is confirming that the Hulk will be all CG. The film is set to be directed by Ang Lee, with FX supervised by Dennis Muren, and starring Eric Bana. A few months there was confusion, as different sources cited Rick Baker's involvement, from doing extensive makeup for the Hulk to just being involved in the design. Another Variety article also discusses Spider-Man with John Dyskstra.

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TFN Has Web Video Interview with Alex Lindsay; Episode 1 and 2 Discussed

by malducin

Mega Star Wars fansite TheForce.net has a new episode of their TFN Digital (their online video show) covering this time Alex Lindsay, who worked as a CG Artist at ILM and now is part of DVGarage, the CGI training site. On the program Alex talks about his background, the work for Episode 1 at the Pre-Viz Dept. and Rebel Mac Unit, his thoughts on the film and the upcoming Episode 2 and about his new venture, DVGarage.

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Official Star Wars Site Previews Upcoming Episode 2 Book, to Include ILM Content

by malducin

The Official Star Wars site has a small preview of a book entitled The Stars of Star Wars, written by Scott Chernoff. It will include interviews with the cast members and crew of Episode 2.

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Fine Scale Modeler Profiles ILM Model Supervisor Barbara Affonso

by malducin

The January 2002 issue of Fine Scale Modeler magazine, which marks their 20th anniversary, contains a small article profiling ILM supervisor model maker Barbara Affonso. The article briefly runs through some of the projects she has worked on plus some nice photos at work.

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Sir Steve's Guide Interviews ex-ILMer Mark A. Austin

by malducin

Mega Star Wars Collecting site Sir Steve's Guide has posted an interview with Mark A. Austin, ex-ILMer who was head of creature FX between 1994 to 1995. In this interview Mark discusses his time and projects at ILM, mainly the Star Wars Special Editions, toy collecting, working at Disney, and playing Boba Fett.

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John Lasseter Interview Details Career

by malducin

The Guardian Unlimited Network has an extensive interview with John Lasseter, director and producer at Pixar. Before Pixar he worked at Disney and at the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Group, where he directed The Adventures of Andre and Wally B. In this interview, John Lasseter discusses everything from his early days at Disney, seeing Star Wars for the first time, his work at Lucasfilm (ILM), his extensive career at Pixar, Shrek, 2D animation and the future of CGI.

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Alex Lindsay Teaches Lightsaber on TechTV

by malducin

Alex Lindsay, ex-ILMer and founder of dvGarage, returns to the Screensavers show at TechTV to demonstrate how lightsaber FX can be done with off the shelf tools. A good piece for all those novice and fan film makers. The online article about that show includes a video of the segment which might be hilarious to some in more than one way.

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Hollywood Reporter FX Issue Out

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has come out with its end of the year FX issue discussing films that have good potential to be nominated for this year's Visual FX Academy Award.

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Hulk to Be All Digital Via ILM?

by malducin

Recently there has been a lot of confusion about how the Hulk will be brought to the big screen. The latest report now changes earlier reports saying that the creature will be done all CG by ILM.

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Article on ILM's Move to the Presidio

by malducin

The Marin County Independent Journal, reports on the continuing saga of Lucas Digital's move to the San Francisco Presidio, to the yet to be constructed Letterman Digital Center. The move has been pushed back until 2004.

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Online Report on Lucas Companies Workplace

by malducin

MSNBC is carrying an article about family friendly companies, and it seems that the Lucas companies, including ILM, are among the top family friendly ones in California. It has appeared for six years on that list. The Lucas companies report shows several statistic and some of the features of the work environment that has made the Lucas empire a better place to work at.

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Film and Video Magazine Talks Jurassic Park 3

by malducin

The Film and Video Magazine website contains two articles about Jurassic Park 3: one is an interview with director Joe Johnston and the other one is about the release of the film digitally in a few theatres.

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Magazine Galore: Coverage of ILM FX and Tech

by malducin

Several articles in both printed an online publications have appeared recently covering several of the recent films ILM has worked on and even some of their technical wizardry.

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Talk with Tad Leckman, ILM Art and Pre-Viz Director

by malducin

Mega Star Wars fan site TheForce.net has posted a report on a talk Tad Leckman gave at Brooklyn Museum of Art this past Saturday.

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Interview with Digital Model Supervisor Ken Bryan

by malducin

A brief newspaper article has appeared online about Ken Bryan, who has worked as CG modeler in films like both Jurassic Park sequels, Episode 1, Space Cowboys and the Green Mile. Includes a brief recount of his life.

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