Posts: Article

Wolfgang Petersen and John Seale Discuss Poseidon

by malducin

Ain't It Cool News has the last part of the Poseidon set reports. This installment has with interviews with Director Wolfgang Petersen and Director of Photography John Seale, both of whom make quite a few comments on the VFX work.

Read More


CGSociety Interviews Rob Coleman

by malducin

CGSociety has an article with Rob Coleman, Animation and Development Director of Lucasfilm Animation, where he discusses his current work.

Read More


The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Cover 2005 VFX Oscar Race

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety ran articles speculating which film were potential candidates for the VFX Oscar race, which included such ILM projects as Star Wars Episode III, War of the Worlds, Jarhead, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Read More


Brian Gernand Discusses Star Wars Episode III and VFX

by malducin

PC World has an interview with Chief Model Maker Brian Gernand where he discusses the work in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, changes in the VFX industry and even the current size of ILM.

Read More


Library Journal Talks to Michael Rubin

by malducin

Library Journal has an interview with Michael Rubin, author of Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution, about his time working at Lucasfilm and DroidWorks. There's also a short review of Ray Morton's King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson.

Read More


John Knoll Previews Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest VFX Work

by malducin

ComingSoon.net and FilmForce IGN visited the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. VFX Supervisor John Knoll mentions that the film will contain about 800 VFX shots and what we can expect to see.

Read More


Jarhead Production Notes Online

by malducin

The website for Sam Mendes' Jarhead contains the production notes for the film where VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the work ILM did for the film.

Read More


The Digital Bits Tours Skywalker Ranch and the Presidio

by malducin

DVD site The Digital Bits visited both Skywalker Ranch and The Letterman Digital Arts Center for the Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith press event.

Read More


Phil Tippett and eDIT/VES 2005 Festival Reports

by malducin

VFXWorld has a report on the eDIT 8 Filmmaker's Festival and VES Festival Europe, including coverage of Festival Honors award for Phil Tippett and some of the sessions including the one for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Phil Tippett also discusses his career at the EDIT 8 website.

Read More


The Hollywood Reporter Covers Previsualization

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has an article discussing both the history and the current state of the art in movie previsualization. It mentions both the original Star Wars and Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and includes comments from Dan Gregoire of Halon Entertainment, VFX Supervisors Robert Legato, Loni Peristere of Zoic and Carey Villegas of Imageworks, and Pixel Liberation Front CTO Andy Jones.

Read More


Don Shay Discusses 25 Years of Cinefex

by malducin

FXGuide.com has a podcast interview with Don Shay, founder and publisher of Cinefex. In it he discusses how the content is selected, covering the VFX industry and the history of the magazine among other things.

Read More


Rob Coleman and Frank Oz Discuss Yoda

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has an audiocast of the Q&A session with Animation Director Rob Coleman and Director and Puppeteer Frank Oz about how they created Yoda. This was part of the promotion for the release of the Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith DVD.

Read More


CominSoon Interviews Josh Lucas in Poseidon

by malducin

CominSoon.net has a new article covering the making of Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, which focuses on Josh Lucas.

Read More


VFXWorld Covers VFX Outsourcing

by malducin

VFXWorld.com has an article dealing with outsourcing in the VFX industry to such places as India, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Jai Natrajan, who worked at ILM and is now a consultant in Mumbai, along with other comments on this trend.

Read More


The Release of Michael Rubin's Droidmaker

by malducin

The Film Imaging site has an article describing Droidmaker, the recently released book by Michael Rubin. It mainly details the history of the Lucasfilm Computer Division and it's many accomplishments in computer graphics, video games, EditDroid and SoundDroid, THX, Pixar and much more.

Read More


A Look at John Knoll's Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days Book

by malducin

The official Star Wars site and VFXWorld.com have detailed reviews of the recently released John Knoll book "Creating the Worlds of Star Wars: 365 Days" which details how the environments for all 6 Star Wars films were created.

Read More


VFXWorld Discusses ZBrush Impact

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is running an article about the impact ZBrush is having in the industry. Lucasfilm Chief Technology Officer Cliff Plumer mentions how ZBrush has been into ILM's modeling creature pipeline.

Read More


New York Times Covers 3-D Movies and Chicken Little

by malducin

The New York Times has an article detailing the push by studios to create 3-D versions of movies and the system used by Real D. ILM Director of CG Colum Slevin mentions the work they did for Chicken Little.

Read More


The Hollywood Reporter Covers the Future of Entertainment

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive series of articles covering the future of entertainment. Two articles specifically deal with digital tools in cinema, especially VFX like virtual sets and actors, digital cameras, projectors and distribution. There are also interviews with Directors George Lucas and James Cameron, VFX Supervisor John Gaeta, Futurist Syd Mead and head honchos Scott Ross of Digital Domain and Yair Landau of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.

Read More


ILM Creating Digital Ship for Poseidon

by malducin

FreezedDriedMovies.com visited the set of Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon. It mentions that the film will have upwards of 300 FX shots and that ILM, under the supervision Kim Libreri, will create a digital ship.

Read More