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Rob Coleman Discusses Animation Assignments

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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Highend Magazine Shows Hulk Construction

by malducin

Issue number 3 of Highend magazine contains an article by Andrea Maiolo of ILM about the modeling and creation of the Hulk.

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CNET Comments on Movies and Technology

by malducin

CNET News.com, part of ZDNet.com, has a commentary about the revolution computers are bringing to movies. It includes comments by ILM Animation Director Dan Taylor.

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Animation Magazine Covers Terminator 3

by malducin

The August 2003 issue of Animation Magazine has as its cover article ILM's work on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, in particular concentrating on the Terminatrix.

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Star Wars Insider Covers Episode II Separatist Aliens

by malducin

Issue 69 of the Star Wars Insider has an article by ILM Animation Director Rob Coleman describing how the separatist aliens were done.

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3D World Mag Covers Hulk

by malducin

The latest issue of 3D World magazine covers the VFX of the Hulk and contains articles with VFX legends like Dennis Muren, Rob Coleman, Alvy Ray Smith and Ray Harryhausen.

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ICG Magazine Covers T3

by malducin

The International Cinematographers Guild magazine has an article about Director of Photgraphy Don Burgess' work on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and comments about his collaboration with VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman.

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IndyStar Covers T3 VFX

by malducin

The Indianapolis Star newspaper has run an article about the VFX of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machine, which includes quotes from CG Supervisor David Meny.

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USA Today Profiles Hulk Lead Animator Jamy Wheless

by malducin

USA Today is running an article about ILM Lead Animator Jamy Wheless, who worked on the Hulk. In it he discusses his dreams at an early age, drawing comic books and eventually working at ILM.

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MakeUp Magazine Profiles Danny Wagner

by malducin

The June/July issue of MakeUp Features an interview with Danny Wagner, from ILM's Model Shop where his past and current work is discussed.

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Hulk Featured on TV Guide

by malducin

TV Guide is featuring the Hulk with 3 special covers.

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Sci Fi Looks at Hulk and ILM

by malducin

The Sci Fi Channel website has two pieces on the Hulk. One is a short article on Dennis Muren. In the other they are promoting a one hour special on the Hulk, which will air on June 18, 2003, and will even have a brief look inside ILM.

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Premiere Covers Hulk

by malducin

The July issue of Premiere magazine has an article on the Hulk, including a small sidebar of ILM VFX work.

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Will Anielewicz Predicts CG Actor

by malducin

In an interview with Will Anielewicz, CG Supervisor at ILM, proclaims that within 5 years the VFX industry will be capable of producing a totally convincing CG actor which could potentially win an Oscar. In the article he details his career including a few tidbits on his current project, Terminator 3.

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Popular Mechanics Covers T3

by malducin

The July issue of Popular Mechanics has as its cover story the VFX work for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. It includes comments from VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman, the extensive use of CG prosthetics, plus production photos and art.

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Hulk Production Notes Online

by malducin

RottenTomatoes.com has posted the production notes for the Hulk. Besides comments from Dennis Muren and Colin Brady about bringing the titular creature to life, it also has a brief list of stats of ILM's work, including time and disk resources, the composition of the VFX team and stats on the muscle system and skin rendering.

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MSNBC Reports on Ang Lee's Hulk Quest

by malducin

MSNBC is running a piece about Ang Lee and the hard road in making the Hulk, including his inexperience in VFX. It includes comments from CG Supervisor Chris Townsend and VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren which has an interesting comparison about Lee's work on the project.

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The Challenges for Lucasfilm Animation

by malducin

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article on the newly formed Lucasfilm Animation division. An analyst details the previous difficulties ILM had trying to make an animated feature, the challenges ahead (in particular developing stories) and some of their competition.

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Homing Beacon Talks about Iain McCaig's Return

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter issue 86 has as its main article a story on concept artist Iain McCaig's return to work to Star Wars Episode III.

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ILM VFX Leads Discuss Achieving the Hulk's Look

by malducin

The Sydney Morning Herald has an article interviewing VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, Art Director Jules Mann and Animation Supervisor Colin Brady. They discuss from getting reference material for the Hulk to the use of facial and body mocap.

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