Posts: Behind the Scenes

Info from Cinefex 91 on Minority Report and MIB2

by malducin

The latest Cinefex, issue 91, has just hit the shelves and once again the Cynic provides us with a few tidbits on the projects covered, in particular Minority Report and MIB2.

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VFXPro Covers Minority Report

by malducin

VFXPro has just posted an interview with VFX Supervisor Scott Farrar in which he explains the extensive VFX work ILM did for Steven Spielberg's Minority Report.

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Cinefex Issue 91 Covers Minority Report and MIB2

by malducin

The Cinefex website has updated its pages and it shows that issue 91 covers Minority Report, supervised by Scott Farrar, Men in Black 2, supervised by John Berton, and Reign of Fire, supervised by Richard Hoover.

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Stefen Fangmeier Shows Off at Dreamtcatcher Set

by malducin

The official Dreamcatcher website has recently posted a clip of VFX Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier and the ILM crew hard at work on a blue screen stage. See how Stefen tackles one of the movie's challenging visuals.

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American Cinematographer Discuses HD with Lucas and ILM VFX Cinematographers

by malducin

The September 2002 issue of American Cinematographer has two in-depth articles on ILM and Episode 2, one is an interview with George Lucas about the use of the HD cameras and the second about the VFX cinematography using HD for Episode 2.

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CGChannel.com Interviews Pablo Helman

by malducin

CGChannel.com has just posted an interview with VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman on his work for Attack of the Clones. Included are many great photos and an overall look at the work involved.

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Cinefex 90 Covers Episode 2 and Spider-Man

by malducin

The latest Cinefex, issue 90, covers two of the biggest VFX projects of this year: Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones and Spider-Man.

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Millimeter Showcases Minority Report Hologram

by malducin

Millimeter magazine has recently posted an article online about one of the VFX of Minority Report, the holographic home movie Cruise's character watches. It includes explanations by CG Supervisor Barry Armour and R&D lead Steve Sullivan.

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AWN Profiles Episode 2 Mocap Work

by malducin

The Animation World Network has posted another in-depth article about the behind the scenes magic for Episode 2. This time around it's the creation of characters via motion capture.

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American Cinematographer Discusses Minority Report

by malducin

The July issue of American Cinematographer has Minority Report as their cover story. There are two articles, one about the cinematography of Janusz Kaminski and another about some of the VFX work of ILM.

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Millimeter Talks about HD Impact at ILM

by malducin

Millimeter magazine has an article describing the challenges and issues that faced the ILM crew for the HD shoot of Episode 2. Different angles are discussed, from shooting on-stage, coming up with new gear, how it affected animators and the miniature shooting and the final processing in the movie.

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AWN Discusses Rebel Unit and Flying R2D2

by malducin

The Animation World Network website has a follow-up article on the VFX work for Episode 2. This time around we see how Lightwave on Macs was used by the Mac Rebel Unit to make R2D2 fly.

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Episode 2 on Cinefex Issue 90 and E.T. Online Article

by malducin

Cinefex has just updated it's website and has put the cover for their upcoming July issue. It's the Summer's biggest action hero. Also Cinefex has put online an article covering E.T., both the classic version and the new anniversary edition.

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Forbes Magazine Shows Two Progression Shots of Episode 2

by malducin

Forbes magazine has put a small article on how VFX shots are done for Episode 2. The most nifty part is their two small slideshows that demonstrate the process.

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AWN Interviews Rob Coleman about Episode 2

by malducin

The Animation World Network has recently posted an extensive interview with Rob Coleman, Animation Director of Episode 2.

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VFXPro Interviews John Dykstra

by malducin

John Dykstra, the original Star Wars Supervisor, has given an interview at VFXPro about his latest project, the megahit Spider-Man. While John Dykstra was in charge overall of the project his title was VFX Designer and during the interview he details the differences in his duties from that of a supervisor, Scott Stokdyk in this case.

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VFXPro Writes about E.T. Work

by malducin

VFXPro has a new article about ILM's work on the Anniversary reissue of E.T. It's actually a write-up from VFX Supervisor Bill George which details many of the changes and enhancements for the new version.

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VFX Experts Comment on Academy Bake-Off

by malducin

A little bit after the fact, but an article on VisFX, a supplement to Millimeter magazine, includes insights and opinions about the Academy VFX bake-off process. John Dykstra, Richard Edlund, Habib Zargarpour and Ray Feeney were interviewed about the process and their feelings about it.

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VFXPro Covers The Time Machine

by malducin

A new article on VFXPro.com details the making of The Time Machine, the new film version directed by Simon Wells. It's an interview with overall Supervisor James E. Price and he discusses the involvement by Digital Domain, ILM, CORE, Hammerhead and Illusion Arts.

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Sydney Morning Herald Writes about CG Characters and VFX

by malducin

The Sydney Morning Herald has posted an article on the state of the art in digital VFX. Featured are Paul Giacoppo from ILM, Stan Szymanski of Imageworks, Carlos Saldanha of Blue Sky Studios, and Jim Rygiel from Weta Digital.

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