Posts: Technology

ArriLaser Used to Film Out Episode 2

by malducin

VFXPro posted recently that equipment by Arri was chosen to create the final prints of Star Wars Episode 2. The Arrilaser is a film recorder and is being used to transfer the all digital film to traditional celluloid that most theatres will show.

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USA Today Reports on Mocap Technology

by malducin

USA Today has an article on motion capture technology and its use on films and games. It includes discussion of its use at ILM on such films as Episode 1 and 2, by CG supervisor Jeff Light.

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USA Today Reports on Tech Push for VFX and ILM

by malducin

USA Today has an article describing how hardware and technology firms have been courting and promoting their gear to high tech outfits including ILM. The story mentions how companies like Intel, AMD, IBM, Apple, Compaq look for ILM and others to sell the next big thing.

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Cinematographer.com Reports on Episode 2 Work

by malducin

Cinematographer.com has a new featured article about the HD digital cameras used in the filming of Star Wars Episode 2. It consists of an interview with Producer Rick McCallum, post-production supervisor/TD Mike Blanchard, and ILM principal engineer Fred Meyers.

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Lucas Interview Discusses Episode 2 Digital Filming

by malducin

The latest issue of Film and Video magazine has an article about George Lucas use of the Sony digital cameras to shoot Episode 2 and it's impact on the industry.

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VFX Pre-visualization for Episode 1

by malducin

Found an article about David Dozoretz and the pre-viz team at ILM and their work for Episode 1.

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George Lucas Talks Digital Cameras

by malducin

A short interview with George Lucas has appeared on the Hollywood Reporter which mainly discusses how the Sony/Panavision Digital Camera was used in Episode 2 and its implications for filmaking.

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