Posts: ILM

ILM Helping Out with Auction for America

by malducin

The guys and gals at ILM have organized and during the last few days they have started auctioning ILM crew member items at online auction site eBay, as part of the Auction For America program. The money collected from this program goes directly to help several charities and organizations involved in the September 11 disaster relief. So this is your opportunity to help out with a great cause while getting some memorabilia items in the process.

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Dennis Muren Confirmed to Supervise Episode 2 and ILM Supervisors Confirmed

by malducin

Cinefex has updated it's upcoming movies and projects pages and has listed a myriad of supervisors for several upcoming ILM projects. The main surprise is the announcement that Dennis Muren is supervising the third FX unit for Episode 2.

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ILM Gets Harry Potter Sequel

by malducin

In an astonishing development, ILM has nabbed the contract to do the FX for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Official Star Wars Site Gives Episode 2 Status and Mentions Compositing

by malducin

The Official Star Wars site has posted an update on the work done for Episode 2. Lucas says 800 shots are final with another 200 close to completition and seems ILM is ahead of schedule. Also the Jedi Council section has a question about blue and green screen, answered by Jeff Doran, compositing supervisor from Episode 2.

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Dennis Muren to Supervise Hulk

by malducin

As reported by Cinefex, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Dennis Muren will supervise the FX work for Ang Lee's Hulk.

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ILM Continues Rolling with New Projects

by malducin

Just when people thought ILM's schedule might get lighter, especially considering the work left on Episode 2, we get word that they are tackling new projects: Signs, The Majestic, and K-19 The Widowmaker. Also we get word that Roger Guyett is the ILM FX Supervisor for Harry Potter.

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ILM Modelmaker Don Bies Profiled at Official Star Wars Site

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has an article about ILM modelmaker Don Bies and his duties as C3PO's "builder and mechanic" for Episode 2.

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Official Star Wars Site and Newsletter Interview ILM People

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has a new "Jedi Council" question for ILM. Dan Goldman responds about CG hair and water. Also the latest newsletter (Homing Beacon # 42) has a short article on ILM modelmaker Don Bies and his handiwork on R2D2 for Episode 2.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Previews Episode 2 FX Work

by malducin

The latest installment of the Star Wars "Homing Beacon" newsletter has as the main blurb the continuing work done at ILM.

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Scott Farrar to Supervise FX for Spielberg's Minority Report

by malducin

Hot of the heels of co-supervising (with Dennis Muren) the AI VFX, Scott Farrar will tackle the FX work for Spielberg's Minority Report.

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Pablo Helman Confirmed as Second Episode 2 FX Supervisor

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has confirmed (kind of, off the hand comment) that Pablo Helman is the second FX Supervisor onboard for Episode 2, joining FX Supervisor John Knoll and Animation Unit Supervisor Rob Coleman.

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New Portrait Video of Gregor Lakner

by malducin

The official site has just uploaded their new video portrait, this time profiling Gregor Lakner, CG Supervisor at ILM.

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ILM Interviews Art Director Alex Laurant

by malducin

The official ILM site has posted a new profile interview with Alex Laurant, Art Director at ILM.

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ILM to Work on Spielberg's Minority Report

by malducin

As expected, ILM will provide VFX for Spielberg's latest film, currently still shooting. VFXPro has confirmed ILM's involvement.

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Official Newsletter Mentions Episode 2 FX Work

by malducin

Homing Beacon, the official newsletter from StarWars.com has a brief mention on Lucas spending his time at ILM, titled Snap Decisions.

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New Portrait Videos of Scott Wirtz and Amy Shepard

by malducin

The official site has updated its Portrait series with 2 new videos about Animator Scott Wirtz and Rotoscope Artist Amy Shepard.

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ILM Nominated for Saturn Award for Best Visual Effects

by malducin

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has nominated the Perfect Storm team for Best Visual Effects. The nominees are the same ones as the Academy nominees: Stefen Fangmeier, Habib Zargarpour, Tim Alexander, and John Frazier.

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ILMCP Makes Spot with Martin Luther King Jr.

by malducin

ILM's Commercial Production division has created a new TV commercial for Alcatel, which shows Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous speach "I have a dream." to an empty Washington Mall.

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Skywalker Sound Website Opens

by malducin

After days of wait, the official Skywalker Sound site has finally opened. The final site of Lucas Digital is now open for all your enjoyment.

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ILM Website Updates

by malducin

The ILM site has just posted a new interview, with animation master Jenn Emberly. Additionally, the Commercials website has also been updated, including links to watch the the alien whazzup commercial.

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