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CGChannel Interviews Carlos Huante

by malducin

CGChannel has posted an interview with ILM Concept and Creature Designer Carlos Huante. In it he discusses his inspiration and influences, some of his work and his Gnomon Workshop DVD.

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Star Wars Site Posts Chapter of Star Wars Episode III Making Of Book

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has put online the last chapter of the Making Of book of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The chapter deals with the postproduction work, mainly the VFX work at ILM, the scoring sessions in England, the sound recording and mixing at Skywalker Ranch and a few pickups.

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Online Coverage of The Island Set Visits

by malducin

Several websites also visited the set of Michael Bay's The Island, including ComingSoon.net, Dark Horizons and MSN Movies, an talked with VFX Supervisor Eric Brevig. He has a few comments about probable shot counts, effects like set extensions, scanning Scarlett Johansson and reusing Ewan McGregor's digital double from the Star Wars prequels.

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Star Wars Site Profiles Nina Fallon

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has an article featuring ILM Production Coordinator Nina Fallon. It describes her typical work day during production of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and shooting a small part for the film.

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Screensavers Profile on Feng Zhu Online

by malducin

The G4 website has put online the video of Feng Zhu's appearance on The Screensavers along with an interview about his career and work on Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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Hollywood Reporter Profiles Brett Northcutt

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is running a special series of article on the next generation of film craftsmen (and women). ILM Digital Matte Artist Brett Northcutt is profiled along with VFX Supervisors Jonathan Rothbart of The Orphanage and Peter Travers of Imageworks.

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JoBlo Interviews Eric Brevig about The Island

by malducin

Film site JoBlo visited the set of Michael Bay's The Island and interviewed VFX Supervisor Eric Brevig. He discusses the shooting of the film and the VFX work.

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CHUD Visits War of the Worlds Set

by malducin

Film website CHUD visited the set of War of the Worlds which includes interviews with Director Steven Spielberg and Producers Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Besides discussing how the project came together and how it's being adapted, Spielberg mentions the shooting of the film, including doing the big VFX sequences first so 400 or so VFX shots can be completed on time for the June 29, 2005 release.

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Star Wars Site Profiles VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has posted an interview with VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett, who is currently wrapping up work on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He discusses some of his past projects like Casper and the Harry Potter movies and the Episode III sequences of the battle at Kashyyyk and the fateful duel at Mustafar.

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VFXBlog Interviews Louis Katz

by malducin

VFXBlog has an interview with former ILM digital artists Louis Katz, which worked on such projects as Men in Black, Deep Impact, Star Wars Episode I and II. In it he discusses working at ILM and some of the projects, working with Steve "Spaz" Williams in his animated feature, and some endeavors like creating his own company and work the work on Son of the Mask.

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VFXWorld Interviews 2004 Best VFX Oscar Nominees

by malducin

VFXWorld has published an interview with 3 key members of the nominated projects for the Oscar for Best VFX: Overall Supervisors John Dykstra (Spider-Man 2) and Tim Burke (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Animation Supervisor Andy Jones (I, Robot). In it they discuss each others work.

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Recap of VFX Bake-Off and Big Reveal Coverage

by malducin

Several sites and magazine covered the two most important events to try to recognize the best VFX of the year, the Academy's Bake-Off, after which 3 films are selected for nomination, and the VES equivalent, the Big Reveal. There are plenty of anecdotes from key personnel including Roger Guyett and Dorne Huebler of ILM, for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, John Dykstra, Robert Legato, Karen Goulekas and many more.

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Variety Considers Future of Lucas Companies After Star Wars Episode III

by malducin

Variety recently ran an article that speculates on what the future may hold for George Lucas and his companies after the release of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Topics like returning to more personal films, digital cinema, animation, the fate for ILM, Skywalker Sound and LucasArts, and others are discussed.

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VFXBlog Interviews Mark Cotta Vaz

by malducin

VFXBlog.com has an interview with former Cinefex writer Mark Cotta Vaz, and has written books such as the second ILM book (Into the Digital Realm) and The Invisible Art.

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VFXBlog Interviews Bradley Gabe about CG-Soup

by malducin

VFXBlog.com conducted an interview with the founder of CG-Soup.com: Bradley Gabe, Kim Aldis and Maggie Kathwaroon. Bradley Gabe has served as a Creature TD and Softimage XSI expert at ILM on such projects as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Variety Profiles 2004 Oscar VFX Nominations

by malducin

Variety has a new article now profiling the final 3 nominations for the Academy's Best VFX of 2004: Spider-Man 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and I, Robot.

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Wired Profiles VFX Gurus

by malducin

Wired magazines is running an article about 10 of the most notable VFX personalities today. Included are 2 current ILM members: Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren and VFX Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier. Three former members are also profiled: John Dykstra and Ken Ralston of Imageworks and Jonathan Rothbart of The Orphanage. Also included are Eric Nash of Digital Domain, Greg and Colin Strause of Hydraulx, Karen Goulekas formerly of Digital Domain and John Monos of Imageworks.

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Variety Looks into 2004 VFX Bake-Off Contenders

by malducin

Variety has created a special section dealing with the upcoming Academy Awards. Their VFX section covers the 7 Bake-Off films: The Day After Tomorrow, Spider-Man 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, I, Robot, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Aviator.

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Vanity Fair Covers Star Wars Episode III

by malducin

The official Star Wars site posted online that this month's issue of Vanity Fair will have Star Wars Episode III as its cover story.

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VFXBlog Interviews Emmanuel Shiu and Max Dennison

by malducin

VFXBlog.com has interviews with matte painters Emmanuel Shiu, who worked on Star Wars Episode I, and Max Dennison, who is currently working on Star Wars Episode III.

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