Posts: Miscellaneous

Brian Pohl Second Previs Course

by malducin

Brian Pohl, former pre-vis artist at ILM and now supervisor at POV, will teach a second course in Previsualisation & Cinematography as part of the CGWorkshops.

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Joe Letteri Supervising Avatar

by malducin

ComingSoon.net is reporting that former ILM member Joe Letteri will be supervising the VFX, provided by Weta Digital, for James Cameron's Avatar.

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Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe Entertainment

by malducin

Rainmaker recently announced that it has acquired animation company Mainframe Entertainment. Former ILM General Manager Warren Franklin is CEO of Rainmaker Animation & Visual Effects comments on the deal. Also CGArchitect has an interview with former ILM artist Chris White about recreating New York for King Kong.

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Ballistic Publishing Profiles George Hull

by malducin

CGSociety and Ballistic Publishing have an interview with concept artists George Hull, one of the artists featured in the d’artiste: Concept Art book. He was a conceptual artists and VFX Art Director at ILM on such projects as Mission: Impossible and The Lost World: Jurassic Park and later worked on such projects as the Matrix sequels.

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Patricia Rose Duignan Becomes Food Entrepreneur

by malducin

Patricia Rose Duignan, who worked on the original Star Wars an was Production Supervisor and Operations Manager at ILM, became a co-owner of the Dinner Source, a "dinner-assembly" company, while in the middle of her MBA at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

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ILM Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation Teen

by malducin

Taylor Saugstad, a 19 year old from Los Osos, California diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, interned for a whole day at ILM as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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LA Times Profiles Ed Catmull

by malducin

The Los Angeles Times has an extensive profile of Ed Catmull, Pixar's President, from the early days at Utah Univesity, NYIT and the Lucasfilm CG Group, to the creation of Pixar and now his challenges being part of Disney.

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Equinox Coming to Criterion DVD

by malducin

Fangoria magazine recently posted a review of the Criterion DVD of Equinox, the 16mm film directed by Dennis Muren around 1967-1968. It includes VFX work by Dave Allen, Jim Danforth and Dennis Muren.

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John Bruno and Warren Franklin Discuss X-Men: The Last Stand and The Da Vinci Code

by malducin

John Bruno, who worked at ILM on Poltergeist, and Warren Franklin, who was General Manager at ILM in the 80 and is now President of Rainmaker, have been interviewed for their latest projects, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Da Vinci Code, respectively.

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Brian Pohl Previs Course

by malducin

Brian Pohl, former pre-vis artist at ILM and now supervisor at POV, will teach a course in Previsualisation & Cinematography as part of the CGWorkshops.

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Richard Edlund to Supervise Anamorph; Next Begins

by malducin

Cinefex has posted that former ILM member Richard Edlund will supervise the VFX for Henry Miller's Anamorph. Also VFXWorld is reporting that principal photography has begun for Lee Tamahori's Next with VFX provided by ILM.

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Joe Letteri Discusses King Kong; John Lasseter Talks Career

by malducin

MovieWeb has an interview with former ILM member and Weta Digital VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri about his work in King Kong, while Millimeter magazine has an extensive interview with John Lasseter and comments from Jim Morris from the 2005 VES Awards.

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Stu Maschwitz Discusses After Effects 7 32-Bit Workflow

by malducin

FXGuide has a podcast with former ILM member and cofounder of The Orphanage Stu Maschwitz where he discusses the 32 bit workflow in After Effects 7.

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Upcoming Concept Art Book with George Hull and Andrew Jones

by malducin

Ballistic Publishing has a call for entries for its upcoming "d'artiste: Concept Art", which will feature work from Viktor Antonov and former ILM concept artists George Hull and Andrew Jones.

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Joe Letteri Supervising The Water Horse

by malducin

VFXWorld is reporting that former ILM member and VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri will supervise work for Jay Russell's The Water Horse.

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Stu Maschwitz Discusses The Orphanage Pipeline

by malducin

Studio Daily has interviewed Stu Maschwitz, former ILM member and cofounder and CTO of The Orphanage where he discusses the pipeline of the studio and technologies like Magic Bullet and his current work in color management issues.

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John Dykstra to Make Directorial Debut with Tortoise and Hippo

by malducin

VFXWorld and Coming Soon are reporting that VFX Supervisor and former ILM member John Dykstra will make his feature directorial debut with the Tortoise and Hippo. The live action film is expected to be released in 2007.

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Coverage of Ed Catmull Subdivision Surfaces SciTech Award

by malducin

CGSociety and the SIGGRAPH website have brief articles on the 2005 Academy SciTech Awards where Pixar President Ed Catmull received an award for the original concept of subdivision surfaces.

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Wesley Seeds Donates Star Wars Model Parts for Auction

by malducin

Hollywood Heroes, a seller of movie and toy collectibles, will have an auction of several ILM model pieces and miniatures from the original Star Wars films, including some donated by former ILM model maker Wesley Seeds. The auction is set to start March 2, 2006.

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Fahrenheit Digital to Release Character TD DVDs

by malducin

Tim Coleman, Character TD at ILM currently working on Poseidon, has an instructional DVD dealing with mechanical rigging in Maya. Aaron Holly, a Character TD at Disney and who also worked at ILM, has a couple of DVDs dealing with rigging and skinning cartoony characters.

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