Posts: Miscellaneous

Star Wars Site Covers the MythBusters

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has an article on the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, which includes former ILM members Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci. They discuss their careers in VFX, the work on MythBusters and some Star Wars "myths".

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Animated Characters Event at Academy Event

by malducin

The Academy held the "The Animated Performance: Animation Invades Live Action" event with panelists that included John Dykstra, Ken Ralston, Henry Anderson, Richard Hollander, Bill Kroyer, Anthony LaMolinara and Rob Minkoff, among others.

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VFX Coverage of King Kong

by malducin

VFXWorld, Millimeter and Post magazines and others have articles dealing with the VFX work in King Kong, where former ILM members Joe Letteri, Ben Snow, George Murphy and Scott E. Anderson and the Weta Digital crew discuss the project.

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Jenny Fulle Discusses VFX Globalization; Sheena Duggal on The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

by malducin

Jenny Fulle, Executive VP of Production at Imageworks and who briefly worked at ILM in the late 80s, has written an article at VFXWorld about the effects of globalization in the VFX industry. Sheena Duggal, VFX Supervisor at Imageworks and who also worked at ILM in digital compositing discuses the VFX work for The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio at VFXBlog.

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Brian Van't Hul Discusses King Kong Miniatures

by malducin

Brian Van't Hul, who briefly worked at ILM, is featured on the King Kong webdoc dealing with the the miniatures shoot along with Supervising Director of VFX Photography Alex Funke and others.

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American Cinematographer Interviews Richard Edlund

by malducin

The American Cinematographer website has an interview with Richard Edlund, former ILM VFX Supervisor, Boss Film head honcho and now head of the Academy's VFX Branch and SciTech committee. In it he discusses his career and influences as a Cinematographer.

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Rudy Grossman Showcases King Kong Motion Editing

by malducin

Rudy Grossman, who previously worked at ILM and The Orphanage, is featured on the King Kong webdoc dealing with the creation of the animation of Kong himself. He is serving as lead creature TD.

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Louis Katz Shows ILM's Funny Side

by malducin

Louis Katz has posted on his personal site two hilarious clips dealing with the productions of Sleepy Hollow, where the Headless Horseman looks for his head inside ILM, and Spawn, which spoofs the dailies review process.

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Scott E. Anderson Discusses HD Cameras in VFX

by malducin

VFXWorld.com has an article dealing with the new generation of Genesis high definition cameras and how they are impacting the creation of VFX. Former ILM member Scott E. Anderson and who is currently working on Superman Returns discusses some of the issues, advantages and impact on the new cameras.

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James Clyne and Feng Zhu on Gamma Ray Studios

by malducin

CGChannel.com and CGSociety.com have short articles with concept designers James Clyne and Feng Zhu where they discuss their new venture, Gamma Ray Studios. James Clyne briefly worked at ILM on Galaxy Quest while Feng Zhu worked at the Lucasfilm Art Department and ILM for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

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Sandy Houston Showcases King Kong Paint and Roto

by malducin

Sandy Houston, a former member of ILM, is featured in the latest webdoc of Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong, where she is serving as paint and roto supervisor at Weta Digital.

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Mark A.Z. Dippé Joins Rhythm and Hues

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is reporting that Mark A.Z. Dippé has just joined the commercials division of Rhythm and Hues. Mark Dippé worked at ILM in the late 80s and mid 90s, where he helped establish ILM's CG department after the Pixar spinoff, and worked in such projects as The Abyss, T2 and Jurassic Park.

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d'artiste: Matte Painting Book Released

by malducin

Ballistic Publishing officially announced the release of the d'artiste: Matte Painting book, with work from Chris Stoski, who worked at ILM, Dylan Cole and Alp Altiner who have worked at Illusion Arts. Their projects include Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Van Helsing, The Day After Tomorrow, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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Warren Franklin Joins Rainmaker

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is reporting that Warren Franklin has joined Rainmaker LP as their new President of Animation and VFX. During the 80s Warren Franklin served as General Manager of ILM.

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Marty Shindler Joins Rendercore

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is reporting that Marty Shindler has joined the Advisory Board of Rendercore, which specializes in remote rendering solutions. Marty Shindler once served as ILM's Director of Finance.

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Steve Beck Joins Rhythm + Hues and Ben Burtt Joins Pixar

by malducin

VFXWorld.com has announced that Steve Beck has joined Rhythm and Hues at their new commercials division. He was an Art Director at ILM but is best known for his stint at ILM Commercial Productions as a commercials director where he won several Clios. TheIndyExperience.com also reported that longtime Lucasfilm associate Ben Burtt has joined Pixar.

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Grant Imahara Joins the MythBusters

by malducin

Former ILM modelmaker and machinist Grant Imahara has joined the cast of The Discovery Channel's MythBusters, headed by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Also already on the cast is modelmaker Tory Belleci who also worked at ILM.

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San Francisco Business Times Discusses The Orphanage Move to Film Production

by malducin

The San Francisco Business Times has an article about The Orphanage's cofounder Stu Maschwitz. Some of the topics discussed are leaving ILM, making The Orphanage a profitable VFX studio, setting up a film production branch and trying to rent space at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

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John Knoll Becomes Honorary 501st Legion Member

by malducin

During Star Wars Celebration III, VFX Supervisor John Knoll became an honorary member of the 501st Legion, a not-for-profit and probably biggest Star Wars costuming club, which usually does quite a bit of charity and volunteer work.

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Rob Coleman Joins CGSociety Advisory Board

by malducin

CGNetworks announced the launch of a big initiative to expand their organization and activities by creating CGSociety. ILM Animation Supervisor Rob Coleman has joined their Advisory Board.

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