Posts: Behind the Scenes

VFXWorld Profiles Invisible VFX

by malducin

VFXWorld.com has an article on the world of invisible effects. ILM VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the work on The Bourne Supremacy and there is mention of the work in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Rob Legato of Imageworks comments on combining techniques in The Aviator, Jeff Okun on The Last Samurai, José Granell of Cinesite UK on The Phantom of the Opera, Ted Rae on The Passion of the Christ and Gray Marshall of Gray Matter FX on The Life Aquatic.

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Hyperspace Video Shows Star Wars Episode III Miniature Work

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars website has posted a making of Star Wars Episode III webdoc, dealing with the miniature work done by ILM. Miniature Supervisor Brian Gernand explains some of the work to bring to life the planets Kashyyyk, Utapau and Mustafar. VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett, Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman, Chief Modelmakers Don Bies and Michael Lynch discuss some of the challenges and techniques.

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VFXWorld and The Mercury News Explore Lemony Snicket's VFX Work

by malducin

VFXWorld.com and The Mercury News have coverage of the VFX work on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. VFX Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier, Associate VFX Supervisor Christophe Hery and Modeling Supervisor Martin Murphy discuss the creation of a digital double of Sunny, creatures like leeches and snakes, a hurricane and the numerous environments.

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Brian Gernand Discusses Wookiee Tree Miniature

by malducin

The official Star Wars website has another article with Model Supervisor Brian Gernand who discusses how a tree in Kashyyyk, 12 ft high at 1:72 scale, for Star Wars Episode III was constructed.

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Cinefex 100 Covers Lemony Snicket's, The Polar Express and VFX Gurus

by malducin

Cinefex has just updated their site showing their 100th issue, which features coverage of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Polar Express. But the main feature is the special 25th Anniversary coverage of the state of the art in VFX with a who's who of the VFX industry.

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Brian Gernand Discusses Star Wars Episode III Miniature Work

by malducin

The official Star Wars website has just posted an extensive article on the miniature work of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Model Supervisor Brian Gernand discusses some of the extensive miniature work for the film, including the planets Utapau and Mustafar and a Trade Federation Hangar.

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Star Wars Site Shows Wookiees

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has posted online its latest webdoc, this time covering the Wookiees. Animation Director Rob Coleman explains how one of the shots was accomplished and can be seen directing the action at the blue screen stages.

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Todd Vaziri Shows Van Helsing Work

by malducin

The video that was included in the MacAddict article this past Summer about the work Todd Vaziri did on Van Helsing has appeared online.

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Making Of Previews for The Incredibles

by malducin

There has been a recent release of information on the making of Pixar's The Incredibles, including how shots are built, at Yahoo! Movies, FilmForce IGN and 3D|VFX.

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JoBlo Visits ILM for Van Helsing VFX

by malducin

JoBlo.com has posted an article on their visit to ILM to discuss the VFX work in Van Helsing, which was recently released on DVD. Ben Snow, Co-VFX Supervisor, Christian Alzmann, Visual Effects Art Designer, and Douglas Griffin, Motion Capture Supervisor, discuss a bit of what went into creating the creatures for the film.

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CGChannel Covers Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

by malducin

CGChannel.com has extensive coverage about the VFX work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, including an interview with Overall VFX Supervisor, and former ILM member, Scott E. Anderson. Jeff Goldman of CafeFX, Thierry Delatre of Hybride Technologies and Jonathan Rothbart of The Orphanage also discuss many of the film's sequences.

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VFXWorld Covers THX 1138 Special Edition DVD

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is running an article with VFX Producer Paul Hill and CG supervisor Henry Preston on the new VFX shots for the THX 1138: The George Lucas Director's Cut DVD.

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Doug Griffin Discusses Van Helsing's Vampire Brides

by malducin

ComingSoon.net has posted an article about the upcoming Van Helsing DVD and an interview with Mocap Supervisor Doug Griffin about the techniques used for the vampire brides.

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Report on Jon Berg Online Talk

by malducin

During his online talk, modelmaker Jon Berg discussed his work on the original Star Wars trilogy and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III Revenge if the Sith.

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Recap of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Coverage

by malducin

During the past few weeks several articles have appeared about the VFX work in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, supervised by Darin Hollings and former ILM member Scott Anderson.

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Report on Steve Gawley Online Chat

by malducin

During his online chat, Lead Modelmaker and Star Wars veteran Steve Gawley talked about how he came to ILM, his work on the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequels, The Hulk and his latest project.

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Cinefex 99 Covers Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by malducin

Cinefex issue 99 is covering 3 of he biggest films of this past Summer: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Spider-Man 2 and I, Robot. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was supervised by Tim Burke and ILM's Roger Guyett with work done mainly by ILM, Framestore/CFC, Cinesite, The Moving Picture Company and Double Negative. Spider-Man 2 was supervised by VFX veteran John Dykstra and Scott Stokdyk with work mainly by Imageworks. I, Robot was supervised by John Nelson and Eric Nash with work mainly done by Digital Domain and Weta Digital.

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Report on Tom St. Amand Online Chat

by malducin

Lead Animator Tom St. Amand discussed last Wednesday in the Hyperspace Area of the official Star Wars site his contributions to both the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequels.

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Behind the Scenes Look

by malducin

A featurette has appeared online with a behind the scenes look at the making of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. While it looks at the overall VFX process it does include shots of the underwater action which ILM worked on.

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Millimeter Covers Summer 2004 VFX Films

by malducin

Millimeter magazine is running an article interviewing the VFX Supervisors of this Summer's biggest VFX films, including Scott Squires for Van Helsing and Roger Guyett for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, along with John Dykstra (Spider-Man 2), John Nelson (I, Robot), Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow), Nick Davis (Troy) and Matt Johnson (King Arthur).

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