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Ed Catmull to Be Recognized at Annie 2004 Awards

by malducin

Ed Catmull, President and founder of Pixar, will receive the Ub Iwerks Lifetime Award for Technical Advancement in the Art of Animation at the 2004 Annie Awards.

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VFXBlog Interviews Jody Duncan of Cinefex

by malducin

VFXBlog.com has an extensive interview with Jody Duncan, editor of Cinefex. In it she discusses things like how the articles are selected and written and how they go to studios like ILM among other things.

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George Joblove Joins AMPAS VFX Branch

by malducin

VFXPro.com is reporting that George Joblove, Senior VP of Technology and former ILM member, has been appointed as a member of the VFX branch of the Academy, along with Richard Hollander, founder of VIFX (now at Rhythm and Hues), Peter W. Anderson, and Richard Patterson, longtime member of Illusion Arts.

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Phil Tippett Interview for SIGGRAPH San Francisco Chapter

by malducin

The San Francisco SIGGRAPH Chapter has posted an interview with Phil Tippett, who recently attended a screening there of Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. In it he discusses the film and the VFX industry.

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The Matte Painting Techniques of Yanick Dusseault

by malducin

Alex Alvarez of The Gnomon Workshop has a announced a new set of analog techniques DVDs, this time the digital matte painting techniques of Yanick Dusseault, Senior Matte Painter at ILM whose credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the upcoming Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Paul Griffin Joins CafeFX

by malducin

Post magazine is announcing that Animation Supervisor Paul Griffin has recently joined CafeFX. He previously worked at Weta Digital and ILM on such projects as the third The Lord of the Rings installment and the first two Star Wars prequels.

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Sandra Scott Joins Framestore/CFC

by malducin

VFXWorld is reporting that longtime ILM VFX Producer Sandra Scott has joined Framestore/CFC.

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Photos of the ILM Miniature Boxes Available

by malducin

Gallery Route One has posted some pictures and a video of the two ILM boxes being shown at their current Box Show exhibit. The show, which runs till September 5, concludes with the auctioning of the pieces.

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ILM Model Shop in a Box Exhibit

by malducin

Gallery Route One, an art gallery in Point Reyes, California, is running its Box Show exhibit. One of the pieces has been done by ILM modelmaker Todd Fellows. The exhibit will run from July 30 till September 5, 2004.

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James Clyne Interview

by malducin

CGNetworks is running an interview with concept artist who briefly worked at ILM designing the Omega 13 for Galaxy Quest. He has also done work for major VFX films including AI Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Polar Express, Mission to Mars and Troy among others.

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John Dykstra Discusses Spider-Man 2

by malducin

VFXWorld.com is running an extensive interview with VFX Supervisor John Dykstra about the some of the work Imageworks did for Spider-Man 2. In it he discuses the virtual cityscapes, the digital doubles and Doc Ock.

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Phil Tippett: His Career and Directing Starship Troopers 2

by malducin

The official Star Wars site is running an extensive article on Phil Tippett which discusses his interest in VFX, how he got to ILM, his work on the Star Wars film, Jurassic Park and the digital revolution and his directorial debut Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. VFXWorld.com is also running an article about his experiences directing the latter.

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CGNetworks Interviews George Hull

by malducin

CGNetworks is also running an article on George Hull, Creative Director at ESC and former ILM VFX Art Director, who worked on the Matrix sequels.

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Hans H. Uhlig Joins The Orphanage

by malducin

Hans H. Uhlig, who worked as a CG Supervisor at ILM, recently joined The Orphanage, where he has that same role for their work on The Day After Tomorrow. Hans Uhlig is also best known as the director of ILM's first public CG short, Synchronicity.

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Phil Tippet at Official Star Wars Site

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has announced they will have an online chat with VFX maestro Phil Tippett on April 30, 2004. It'll only be available to Hyperspace members.

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CG Channel Interviews George Hull

by malducin

CGChannel.com is running an interview with VFX Art Director George Hull. Besides working on the Matrix sequels, for EON and ESC, and Finding Nemo, at Pixar, he also worked at ILM from 1993 to 1999 on such films as Forrest Gump, The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 and the Star Wars Special Editions, among others.

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Cinefex Newsletter Profiles Sheena Duggal and 50 First Dates

by malducin

Issue 9 of the Cinefex newsletter profiles Imageworks VFX Supervisor Sheena Duggal and the invisible work she supervised on 50 First Dates.

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FXGuide Interviews Joe Letteri

by malducin

FXGuide.com has posted an interview with Joe Letteri, VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital for the last two The Lord of the Rings movies and former ILM VFX Supervisor. In it he discusses the use of subsurface scattering (on Gollum and other creatures), how previz was used, compositing, Massive, motion capture and HDRI.

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ILM Wins Junkyard Mega-Wars Movie Edition

by malducin

Last night in the movie special episode of Junkyard Mega-Wars, teams from ILM, KNB EFX and the Jim Henson Creature Shop competed head to head with their contraptions in an obstacle course to rid the Earth from alien invaders. In a stunning come from behind the team from ILM, led by model maker maestro Grant Imahara, claimed victory by a narrow margin.

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ILM vs. Jim Henson CS vs. KNB FX at Junkyard Mega-Wars

by malducin

The Learning Channel's Junkyard Mega-Wars will feature a special episode, premiering today at 8pm, where effects wizards will compete head to head in robotic mayhem. A team from ILM will compete against the teams from The Jim Henson Creature Shop and KNB FX. Judging the competition will be VFX veteran John Richardson.

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