Posts: Behind the Scenes

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Star Wars Site Covers Back to the Future Part II and Ghost VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has an interview with VFX Supervisor about Back to the Future Part II (Insider supplement 12) and an article on the VFX work of Ghost (Insider supplement 13) with VFX Supervisor Bruce Nicholson commenting on the work.

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VFXWorld Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe VFX

by malducin

VFXWorld has extensive coverage on the VFX work in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, including extensive comments by Rhythm & Hues Supervisor Bill Westenhofer, Imageworks Supervisor Jim Berney and ILM Supervisor Scott Farrar.

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Official Star Wars Site Covers Back to the Future Part II VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site posted an article on the VFX work in Back to the Future Part II. Jonathan Luskin, John Ellis and Stuart Robertson discuss some of the complex optical work and early digital work.

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VFXWorld and VFXBlog Cover Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by malducin

VFXWorld has extensive coverage on the VFX work in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which covers the work by ILM, Double Negative, Framestore CFC, Cinesite, Buf Compagnie and The Moving Picture Company.

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Film and Video Cover Jarhead and Presidio Pipeline

by malducin

Film and Video magazine has coverage of the work in Jarhead with DP Roger Deakins and VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman, among others, and an article on the pipeline at Letterman Digital Arts Center with commentary by CTO Cliff Plumer.

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Cinefex 104 Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and King Kong

by malducin

Issue 104 of Cinefex is already circulating and includes coverage of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong, Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, The Legend of Zorro and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

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VFXBlog Reports on AEAF 2005 Sydney Conference

by malducin

VFXBlog has two articles on the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) 2005 Sydney Conference, which includes reports on the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith presentation by Jonathan Harb, Ben Snow discussing King Kong, and presentations on the work form the latest Harry Potter film and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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VFXBlog Interviews Pablo Helman about Jarhead

by malducin

VFXBlog has an interviews with VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman about the work in Jarhead and VFX master Harry Walton who discusses his career including stints at ILM and Tippett Studio.

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Millimeter and VFXWorld Cover Jarhead

by malducin

Millimeter magazine and VFXWorld.com have articles covering the VFX work in Jarhead. VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the work in the film, which compromised over 450 shots, invisible effects and the use of Zeno.

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Rob Coleman Discusses Digital Yoda Preparations

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon, issue 149 has an interview with Animation Director Rob Coleman where he discusses the preparations to create the performance of the digital Yoda. The official site also has an article about Lead Animator Virginie Michel d'Annoville's work for an Easter Egg in the Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith DVD.

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CGSociety and VFXWorld Cover Chicken Little

by malducin

CGSociety has a small writeup on the 3D version of Chicken Little, which ILM contributed on, while VFXWorld has an interview with Digital Production Supervisor Joel Aron.

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Star Wars Site Covers Ghostbusters II VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has posted the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #8 which includes coverage of ILM's work in Ghostbusters II. Tim Lawrence, who was Creature Makeup Effects Supervisor for the show, comments on the creation and performance of Slimer.

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Post Magazine Covers Chicken Little

by malducin

Post magazine has an article covering how ILM helped convert Chicken Little to the Disney Digital 3D stereo projection. ILM Senior Director of CG Colum Slevin and Digital Production Supervisor Joel Aron discuss some of the issues and workflow involved.

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ILM Star Wars Episode III SIGGRAPH 2005 Reel Online

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of official Star Wars site has put online the ILM Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith SIGGRAPH 2005 reel. This clip provides a quick visual breakdown of the VFX work in the film.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Discusses Star Wars Environments

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon issue 146, has VFX Supervisor John Knoll discussing the different techniques to create the environments of the Star Wars saga, including miniatures and digital environments.

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VFX Preview of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by malducin

NarniaWeb and Moviefone have posted a video about the VFX work in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. ILM VFX Supervisor Scott Farrar and Creature Supervisor Jeff White discuss their contributions to the final battle sequence. Bill Westenhofer of Rhythm and Hues, David Schaub of Imageworks and Overall VFX Supervisor Dean Wright, among others, discuss the extensive VFX work in the film.

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Cinefex 103 Covers War of the Worlds, The Island and Herbie: Fully Loaded

by malducin

Cinefex issue 103 has been recently released and it contains coverage of 3 ILM projects: War of the Worlds, supervised by Dennis Muren and Pablo Helman, The Island, SUpervised by Eric Brevig, and Herbie: Fully Loaded, supervised by Kim Libreri. There is also coverage of Batman Begins, Stealth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Four.

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Official Star Wars Site and Newsletter Mention Star Wars Space Battles, Dooku Duel and Indiana Jones

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon issue 145, has VFX Supervisor John Knoll discussing how digital technologies has changed the way space battles are done in the Star Wars film. Also the Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has a retrospective on the VFX work on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with VFX Supervisor Mike McAlister, and how the duel with Count Dooku on Star Wars Episode III was accomplished.

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Digital Production Covers War of the Worlds

by malducin

The August 2005 issue of the German magazine Digital Production covers the VFX work in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Discusses Digital Wookiees

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon, issue 144, has some details on how the digital Wookiees were created in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Sequence Supervisor and Development Lead Patrick Conran and Digital Effects Artist Tim Fortenberry discuss pipeline efficiency issues.

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