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Hollywood Futures Interviews Dennis Muren and Chrissie England

by malducin

The Hollywood Futures site has video interviews with Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren and ILM President Chrissie England where they discuss their careers, the nature of their jobs and advice and discussion on the VFX business.

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George Lucas Discusses Digital Cinema, Future Plans and Indy 4

by malducin

Time's online edition has an extensive interview with Director George Lucas about his career, the future of cinema, pre-vis and the impact of companies like Pixar and ILM and the planned Indiana Jones 4 film.

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Star Wars Site and Newsletter Cover Pixar History and Darth Vader Suit

by malducin

The official Star Wars newletter issue 157 details the challenges ILM Model Maker Don Bies and his crew while recreating and shooting the Darth Vader suit for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The Hyperspace section of the official site has the Variety article narrating how Ed Catmull, Alvy Ray Smith, John Lasseter and the Lucasfilm Graphics Group got spun off as Pixar.

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VFX Supervisors Discuss 2005 Best VFX Nominees

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article where the supervisors for the 3 nominated films of 2005 for the Academy's Best VFX, Dennis Muren for War of the Worlds, Dean Wright for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Joe Letteri for King Kong, discuss each others work.

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Wired Covers Digital Tech in Films

by malducin

Wired has an article on hoe digital technologies have impacted recent and upcoming movies, from animated ones and big VFX spectacles to invisible effects in dramatic ones, including Jarhead, Munich, V for Vendetta, X3, King Kong, Sin City and Ice Age 2: The Meltdown.

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Official Star Wars Site Covers VES 2005 Awards, Chronicles of Narnia VFX and HD Cameras

by malducin

The last two installments of the official Star Wars site Hyperspace section newsletter have several interesting tidbits regarding ILM, including the VES 2005 Awards, how ILM became involved in the Chronicles of Narnia film, the National Medal of Technology ceremony and the use of HD cameras in the Star Wars prequels.

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LA Times Ponders Star Wars Episode III VFX Oscar Snub

by malducin

The Los Angeles Times has an article dealing with the apparent VFX Oscar snub of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The reporter gives out a few theories based on his conversation with SciTech members.

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VFXWorld and ComingSoon Cover War of the Worlds Master Storytellers Event

by malducin

VFXWorld and Coming Soon have brief reports on the ILM presentation of the VFX work in War of the Worlds at the Hollywood's Master Storytellers this past February 16, 2006. It includes brief comments of what VFX Supervisors Dennis Muren and Pablo Helman and Animation Supervisor Randy Dutra talked about.

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Marshall Krasser's Commute to ILM

by malducin

The San Francisco Chronicle has a rather lighthearted article of the commute ILM Compositing Supervisor Marshall Krasser between his home in Pacific Heights and the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio.

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Delaware Online Interviews Carl Frederick

by malducin

The Delaware Online news journal has an article dealing with former ILM member Carl Frederick, now at Pixar, where he discusses his upbringing, education and career at Digital Pictures and ILM.

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Coverage of ILM National Medal of Science and Technology

by malducin

The Washington Post and other newspapers have coverage of the ceremony where George Lucas and ILM President Chrissie England received one of the 2004 National Medals of Science and Technology representing the innovation in VFX technology ILM has done in the past 30 years.

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Variety Analyses 2005 Best VFX Nominations

by malducin

Variety has a series of articles analyzing each of the categories and nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards. Their analysis includes comments of why each nomination might or might not win as well. The nominees for Best VFX are The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong and War of the Worlds.

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CGSociety Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe VFX

by malducin

CGSociety has interviewed the VFX Supervisors from Rhythm and Hues, Imageworks and ILM regarding their work in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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The Hollywood Reporter Covers War of the Worlds VFX Nomination

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has a small article about the nomination of War of the Worlds for Best VFX. Includes comments by VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, Director Steven Spielberg and former ILM President Jim Morris.

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VFXWorld Covers Previs

by malducin

VFXWorld has an extensive series of articles covering the previs industry and technology. Several previs companies, like Halon Entertainment which created previs for War of the Worlds, are covered, how previs is used in VFX and throughout production and the use of gaming technology.

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Scott E. Anderson Discusses 2006 VFX Trends

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article by former ILM member Scott E. Anderson, who most recently worked on King Kong, where he recaps the VFX work of 2005, and what to expect on 2006.

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VFXWorld Covers 2005 VFX Bakeoff

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article covering the 2005 Visual Effects Bakeoff with brief comments on the presentations for Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds.

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Business Week Covers ILM Structure

by malducin

Business Week recently interviewed CTO Cliff Plumer and VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander. They discuss how shows are organized and executed, recruiting and staffing issues.

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Star Wars Episode III For Your Consideration Ads

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has posted the Oscar "For Your Consideration." ads for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including several for ILM's VFX work, as well as the Lucasfilm Holidays card. John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Rob Coleman and Brian Gernand are the 4 submitted nominees for Best Visual Effects.

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The Hollywood Reporter Commemorates ILM 30th Anniversary

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is running a special issue on the 30th Anniversary of ILM, including a brief history of the company detailing the emergence of digital effects, a timeline, interviews with George Lucas and James Cameron and a look at Skywalker Sound.

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