Posts: Behind the Scenes

Cocoon: The Return VFX Work at Star Wars Site

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has posted an article on the VFX of Cocoon: The Return, which originaly appeared on the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine # 6.

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El Portal del 3D y la Animación Interviews Jenn Emberly

by malducin

El Portal del 3D y la Animación has an interview with Animation Supervisor Jenn Emberly about her work in War of the Worlds. In it she discusses the rigs and animation techniques employed for the tripods and aliens.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Discusses Star Wars Episode III Animation

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon, issue 143 has some details on the animation work on Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith from Animation Director Rob Coleman.

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ILM Site Shows Star Wars Episode III Work

by malducin

The official ILM website has linked to the interviews with VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett and Model Supervisor Brian Gernand and posted several behind the scenes pictures showing the miniature, concept art and digital work for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? VFX Work at Star Wars Site

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the Star Wars site has posted online an article about the VFX work in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? VFX Supervisor Scott Farrar discussed such things as using a moving camera, the animation work, and integrating the animated characters into shots.

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CGChannel and VFXBlog Cover Star Wars Episode III Previs

by malducin

CGChannel.com and VFXBlog.com have articles detailing the previsualization work in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.The members from the Lucasfilm previs department have gone to found a couple of companies: Halon Entertainment and The Third Floor.

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Pablo Helman Discusses War of the Worlds

by malducin

El Portal del 3D y la Animación has an interview with VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman about the work on War of the Worlds. In it he discusses topics like the new ILM pipeline, the design and animation of the tripods, the disintegration effects, the freeway escape sequence, the aliens and a preview of the work in Jarhead.

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The Making of Willow at the Official Star Wars Site

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site recently posted the articles dealing with Willow that appeared on the fan club magazine. Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren discusses the VFX work including the Brownies, the appearance of the Fairy Queen Cherlindrea and the "morphing" sequence.

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CGChannel Interviews Ryan Church on War of the Worlds

by malducin

CGChannel has an interview with Concept Artist Ryan Church about his work on War of the Worlds. In it he discusses the design of the tripods, how it relates to the VFX work at ILM and Steven Spielberg's approach and feedback.

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Millimeter Covers The Island

by malducin

Millimeter magazine is running and extensive article about the production and post-production work on Michael Bay's The Island. It details the shooting of the car chase sequence, special camera rigs and lenses, the color grading and digital intermediate, VFX and color correction issues at ILM, with comments by VFX Supervisor Eric Brevig and Digital Production Supervisor Chris Townsend, and editing.

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VFXWorld Discusses The Island with Eric Brevig

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VFXWorld has an extensive interview with VFX Supervisor Eric Brevig about ILM's work on Michael Bay's The Island. He describes the creation of environments like the clone facility and the futuristic city, the chase sequence, digital doubles, his second unit duties and the use of Zeno on the film.

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El Portal del 3D y la Animación Interviews Maia Kayser

by malducin

El Portal del 3D y la Animación has an interview with ILM Animator Maia Kayser where she discusses her career and her work on Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including animating Yoda, General Grievous, the Boga and OB1 digital double.

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Christian Alzmann Describes War of the Worlds Design Work

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Post magazine has a short article where ILM VFX Art Director Christian Alzmann describes the design duties on Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.

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Rick McCallum Describes Star Wars Episode III Digital Production

by malducin

VFXPro has an article where producer Rick McCallum describes in some detail the digital production and pipeline for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including the concept art work, animatics, the digital cameras and ILM's work.

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Ryan Church Discusses Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds

by malducin

VFXWorld has an interview with Concept Artist Ryan Church about his two most recent projects: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds. He discusses working with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, design issues of the Star Wars creatures and environments and the tripods from War of the Worlds, the tools he uses, the relationship with ILM and his future plans.

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El Portal del 3D y la Animación Interviews Juan Luis Sanchez

by malducin

El Portal del 3D y la Animación has an interview with Juan Luis Sanchez, Digital Simulation Supervisor at ILM. In it he discusses his early career at Rhythm + Hues and Digital Domain, and his work on such films as Van Helsing, Harry Potter 2 and 3, Star Wars Episode II and III, Hulk, T3, Pirates of the Caribbean and the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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VFXWorld Covers War of the Worlds VFX

by malducin

VFXWorld is running an article about the VFX work on War of the Worlds. Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman and Animation Supervisor Randy Dutra discuss the tight schedule, previs work, Zeno and the ILM pipeline, design work, the invisible New Jersey drive sequence and animating the tripods, probe and aliens.

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Dennis Muren Discusses War of the Worlds VFX Work

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CHUD, ComingSoon.net and FilmForce IGN have interviews with Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren about his work on Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.

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ILM Star Wars Episode III Video Press Kit Online

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the Star Wars official site has put online an electronic press kit dealing with the VFX work by ILM in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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VFXWorld and VFXBlog Cover Herbie: Fully Loaded VFX Work

by malducin

VFXWorld.com and VFXBlog have coverage on the VFX work in Herbie: Fully Loaded, which was supervised by former ILM Animator John Van Vliet. VFX were supplied by Entity FX, Lola Visual Effects, Hammerhead, CIS, Pixel Magic and ILM supervised by Kim Libreri.

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