Posts: ILM

More Presidio Space for Lease

by malducin

The San Francisco Business Times has reported that George Lucas will lease more space at the new Presidio campus.

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ILM to Possibly Work on War of the Worlds

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that ILM is in talks with director Steven Spielberg to provide the VFX work for the remake of War of the Worlds, with Dennis Muren possibly supervising.

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Jim Mitchell to Supervise Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by malducin

Cinefex is confirming that Jim Mitchell will be the overall supervisor for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Roger Guyett to Supervise Star Wars Episode III Work

by malducin

At the official Star Wars site Rick McCallum has confirmed that Roger Guyett is another of the VFX Supervisors for Star Wars Episode III, and that John Knoll's unit will handle about half the VFX workload.

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ILM Involved on The Chronicles of Riddick, The Bourne Supremacy and The Village

by malducin

During VES 2004 we got confirmation on a few other projects ILM is working on. They will provide VFX shots for Paul Greengrass' The Bourne Supremacy and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. We also got late confirmation that ILM did work on David Twohy's The Chronicles of Riddick, supervised by Pablo Helman with Joakim Arnesson as CG Supervisor. Tim Alexander is ILM's VFX Supervisor for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

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Less Than a Year to Go for Star Wars Episode III Work

by malducin

The official Star Wars site announced that ILM is on track to complete its VFX work for Star Wars Episode III, which includes massive model work and second unit plate photography, with a deadline of April 1st, 2005.

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ILM Tries to Keep Pace with Star Wars Episode III Work

by malducin

The official Star Wars site's Hyperspace section is announcing that without a definitive rough cut of Star Wars Episode III the VFX shot count has increased to 2,100.

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ILM to Work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

by malducin

Cinefex has just posted that ILM will work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, which was just pushed back to September to allow time to finish the VFX work and do better promotion. Former ILM member Scott Anderson is the Overall VFX Supervisor, though supervisors for most other companies are not known at the moment.

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ILM Working on Eros

by malducin

Among the small projects ILM is working on for this year is Eros, an anthology of 3 short films by directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar-Wai.

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ILM to Possibly Work on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter and Sci-Fi Wire, are reporting that ILM is bidding on work for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. The film is facing a last minute crunch, needing to complete over 1,000 shots in less than two months, and work has already been given to several houses. The movie was created by director Kerry Conran.

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Eric Brevig Onboard The Day After Tomorrow

by malducin

Cinefex is confirming that Eric Brevig is the ILM co-supervisor for The Day After Tomorrow, along with Jim Mitchell. The Roland Emmerich project has Karen Goulekas being the overall supervisor, with VFX provided by Digital Domain, Hydraulx, The Orphanage, Tweak Films and Zoic among others.

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ILM Finishes 105 VFX Shots for Star Wars Episode III

by malducin

The latest official Star Wars newsletter, issue 106, is confirming that ILM has had 105 finaled shots as of this week for Star Wars Episode III.

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ILM Gets Three Saturn Award Nominations

by malducin

Cinescape has announced the nominations for the Saturn Awards. ILM is present in 3 of the 6 nominees for Best Special Effects for: The Hulk, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. These will compete against X2: X-Men United, The Matrix Revolutions and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Gives Star Wars Episode III Status Report

by malducin

The Homing Beacon issue 103 is giving a breakdown on the progress of the VFX work on Star Wars Episode III by ILM.

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ILM to Visit London in February to Recruit

by malducin

The ILM Recruiting Department will soon travel to London to look at candidates for several production positions for current and future projects. You can start submitting your materials now for interview consideration.

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NY Times Profiles Stefen Fangmeier

by malducin

The New York Times has an article about VFX Supervisor Stefen Fangmeier, who has received Oscar, BAFTA and VES nominations for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World along with the talented crew of Asylum.

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ILM Gets Two Academy Awards Nominations for 2003

by malducin

This morning at 5:30 a.m (Los Angeles time) AMPAS President Frank Pierson and Sigourney Weaver announced the nominations for the 76th Academy Awards. For Best VFX, ILM's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World were nominated. They will compete against The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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ILM in Along Came Polly

by malducin

In a surprising turn of events, news came out that ILM worked on Along Came Polly, directed by John Hamburg.

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ILM to Work on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

by malducin

Cinefex has just posted that ILM will work on the upcoming Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The film will be directed by Brad Silberling, who previously worked with ILM on Casper, and stars Jim Carrey as the nefarious Count Olaf . VFX will be supervised by Stefen Fangmeier, with animation supervised by Colin Brady.

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ILM Gets Two BAFTA Nominations for 2003

by malducin

The nominations for the The Orange British Academy Film Awards or BAFTAs came in today and two ILM projects were nominated, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. They will compete against Big Fish by Imageworks, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King by Weta and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

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