Posts: Miscellaneous

The Hero Documentary and Original Trailer Online

by malducin

A trailer and documentary for Zhang Yimou's The Hero has appeared on the Web, apparently taken from promotional material shown in China. You can get a first peak at some of the VFX work supervised by former ILM Supervisor Ellen Poon, and provided by The Orphanage, Tweak Films and Animal Logic.

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Digital Fauxtography on the Move

by malducin

Digital Fauxtography, the VFX company founded by former ILM Senior TD Terrence Masson, has relocated to Massachusetts.

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Mocap Use in Polar Express

by malducin

An article at SunSpot.net discusses the impact of motion capture technology and it's possible use in Robert Zemeckis' next film, Polar Express. Former ILM Supervisor Ken Ralston will be supervising the work to be done by Imageworks.

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Patricia Rose Duignan Joins Ex'pression

by malducin

VFXPro is reporting that Patricia Rose Duignan, one of the most instrumental people in ILM success since the Star Wars days, has joined the Ex'pression Center for New Media, a school dedicated to teaching computer animation and new media technologies.

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FilmForce Interviews Gary Kurtz

by malducin

IGN's FilmForce website has recently put online all parts of their extensive interview with legendary producer Gary Kurtz. Find out about his career on films such as Star Wars, a few of the ILM challenges back then, American Graffiti, The Dark Crystal, Return to Oz, and Slipstream among others. Also find out his thoughts on working with Lucas, the Star Wars special editions and prequels and much more.

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3DVF Interviews Doug Chiang on Robota

by malducin

3DVF.com has another great interview, this time with Doug Chiang and the team bringing to life the new Robota trailer.

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George Murphy Working on The Matrix Sequels

by malducin

The Cinefex website in it's latest upcoming movies update has listed former ILM Supervisor George Murphy as one of the VFX Supervisors for ESC on the upcoming Matrix sequels.

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Doug Chiang to Work on Polar Express

by malducin

Doug Chiang, the Art Director responsible for the design work of the Star Wars prequels, has jumped over to work on Polar Express, the next Robert Zemeckis film, whose VFX will be supervised by former ILM supervisor Ken Ralston.

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LucasArts Shows ILM Cutscenes for Bounty Hunter

by malducin

The LucasArts website has recently released a cutscene for their game Bounty Hunter, which was produced with the help of ILM and Skywalker Sound.

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Ellen Poon Profiled at VFXPro

by malducin

VFXPro.com posted a few days ago a story on Ellen Poon, former VFX Supervisor at ILM, and currently working on the VFX of The Hero, which she supervised, with her company DFreedomZone providing some of the services.

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Episode 2 Work Honored at LEAF 2002

by malducin

VFXPro has reported that ILM won Best 3D Animation in a Feature Film for Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones at the LEAF awards.

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Andy Hendrickson Joins PDI/Dreamworks

by malducin

Andy Hendrickson, who was Senior Technology Officer at ILM, has joined Dreamworks/PDI as Head of Technology.

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Mary Beth Haggerty Joins Radium

by malducin

Mary Beth Haggerty, CG supervisor at ILM, has recently joined Radium.

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Doug Chiang Out of Episode 3

by malducin

SWmovies.net is reporting that Doug Chiang will not come back as the head of the Art Department for Star Wars Episode 3.

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James Clyne Website Shows Minority Report, AI, Galaxy Quest and Tron 2 Art

by malducin

Artist James Clyne has worked for companies like ILM, Digital Domain and Rhythm and Hues and has worked for such productions as Minority Report and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. On his website you can catch a lot of his artwork that was later brought to life by the people of ILM and other houses.

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ILMCP Chief Goes to The Orphanage

by malducin

VFXPro.com has reported that Paul Grimshaw, former executive producer of ILMCP has joined The Orphanage.

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Ellen Poon to Supervise Zhang Yimou's The Hero

by malducin

Ellen Poon was one of the pioneers at ILM that was involved in the modern era of CG VFX. Her last project there was the Green Mile and finally we get word of what she is up to now.

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Eric Armstrong Directs ChubbChubbs

by malducin

Sony Pictures Imageworks first foray into animated films ChubbChubbs was directed by Eric Armstrong former ILM Animation Supervisor.

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ILM PA Has Role in Episode 2

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has a story of how Amy Allen, PA at ILM, got cast as a Twi'lek Jedi for Episode 2.

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Richard Edlund Back to Producing and Supervising

by malducin

Richard Edlund, who worked on the original Star Wars trilogy, had his own VFX company and is probably the most important VFX representative for VFX at the Academy, will get back to the business of movie magic. The Hollywood Reporter has an article saying that Edlund has created a production company, and one of its projects is a miniseries based on the classic sci-fi novel The Forever War, written by Joe Haldeman. Mr. Edlund will not only develop projects but will go back to VFX supervision.

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