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Wired Talks to Ang Lee about Hulk

by malducin

Wired magazine is running a short interview with Ang Lee about his work on the Hulk. It includes a snippet about the approach VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren wanted to take for the VFX.

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Details on Hulk Cinefantastique Article and Ray Harryhausen Honored

by malducin

The issue of Cinefantastique has several more tidbits about the Hulk, including who donned the mocap suit, how Colin Brady started work with Ang Lee and the reference material used. Also the issue announces that VFX master Ray Harryhausen will finally receive his Hollywood Walk of Fame star on June 10, 2003.

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How Ang Lee is Working at ILM

by malducin

The San Francisco Chronicle has another article about Ang Lee's The Hulk. It includes comments of Lee about working inside ILM and Animation Supervisor Colin Brady on the way they have worked with Lee to bring more personality to the Hulk.

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Hulk Covered in Latest Cinefantastique

by malducin

The latest issue of Cinefantastique has the Hulk as its cover story. The article include a sidebar by Kevin Martin on the VFX work on the film supervised by Dennis Muren.

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Animation Magazine Covers Hulk

by malducin

The latest issue of Animation Magazine has as its cover story ILM's work on the Hulk.

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Movie and VFX Budgets Skyrocket for the Summer

by malducin

The Los Angeles Times is again reporting on the spiraling budgets of movies in particular the big ticket and VFX extravaganzas of the Summer. There are mentions of the Matrix sequels costs, T3, The Polar Express and the cost cutting measures on Peter Pan.

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Ang Lee Sets Up Shop at ILM

by malducin

A Los Angeles Times article mentions that Director Ang Lee has setup an office at ILM to supervise the last few stages of the work on The Hulk, with VFX supervised by Dennis Muren.

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The Future of Cinema and CG

by malducin

The Redlands Daily Facts has an article about the prospects for film by the year 2020, what the impact of digital technologies will be in particular CG for VFX and animated features. Animation Director Rob Coleman provides a few comments.

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Dennis Muren Joins Sci-Fi Museum Board

by malducin

Paul Allen, one of the cofounders of Microsoft, has started a new project, this time a museum about Science Fiction. The advisory board will be formed with some of the most influential Sci-Fi authors and personalities, including ILM's Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren.

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Mark Siegel Discusses Early Days

by malducin

The Sun Newspapers Bloomington Minnesota edition is running an article with ILM creature maker Mark Siegel. In it he discusses his early career, how he ended up at ILM, and receiving the honor of being the one featured on the special effects stamp for American Filmmaking series used in the ballots for this year's Academy Award.

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Episode II VFX Work on Star Wars Magazine

by malducin

The official Star Wars website is reporting that the magazine of the UK Fan Club will cover the VFX work of Episode 2.

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Episode III Animatics Editing

by malducin

The latest Star Wars Homing Beacon (issue 82) contains another article about the animatics work for Episode 3, mainly focused on the early editing work to work out the timing of some early sequences.

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Star Wars Insider Talks to Ken Ralston and Covers Geonosian Droidworks

by malducin

The May 2003 issue (number 67) of the Star Wars Insider celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi. Part of that includes an article about VFX Supervisor Ken Ralston, who worked on the climatic Endor space battle. Additionally Rob Coleman explains how the Geonosian droid factory of Episode 2 was brought to life.

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ILM Work in Spanish Star Wars Magazine

by malducin

The official Star Wars website has posted that the official Star Wars Spanish magazine has an extensive coverage about ILM.

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Episode III Animatics Progress

by malducin

The official Star Wars site is reporting that the pre-vizualization team is refining their work for George Lucas and have worked on the opening sequence of Episode 3, as reported by Previzualization Effects Supervisor Dan Gregoire.

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John Dykstra Discusses VFX Career

by malducin

U magazine, of the San Bernardino Sun, has two VFX articles related to the upcoming VFX Oscars. One of them is an extensive interview with John Dykstra, the VFX pioneer on Star Wars now nominated for his role as the VFX Designer of the nominated Spider-Man. The second one discusses the impact of CG on filmmaking and includes a brief comment from ILM Animation Director Rob Coleman.

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Article on Tears of the Sun Cinematography

by malducin

The International Cinematographers Guild magazine has as its cover article the work of Cinematographer Mauro Fiore, for Tears of the Sun. Mr. Fiore has some comments about the VFX work in particular providing plates and tests for the F/A-18 shots ILM worked on.

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John Dykstra Discusses Motion Control and Spider-Man

by malducin

A new interview has John Dykstra discussing his early days at ILM, the impact of motion control and his latest project, the Academy nominated Spider-Man.

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Ben Snow on Academy Nominations

by malducin

The Sydney Morning Herald has an article on VFX Supervisor Ben Snow. He discusses his current Oscar nomination for Star Wars Episode II, while shooting Van Helsing in Prague, and the media spotlight.

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Interview with Craig Barron about The Invisible Art

by malducin

An interview with Craig Barron and Mark Cotta Vaz appeared on the Contra Costa Times, where they discuss VFX, matte paintings and their collaboration together on the book 'The Invisible Art'.

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