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VFXWorld and VFXBlog Cover Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by malducin

VFXWorld has extensive coverage on the VFX work in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which covers the work by ILM, Double Negative, Framestore CFC, Cinesite, Buf Compagnie and The Moving Picture Company.

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Film and Video Cover Jarhead and Presidio Pipeline

by malducin

Film and Video magazine has coverage of the work in Jarhead with DP Roger Deakins and VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman, among others, and an article on the pipeline at Letterman Digital Arts Center with commentary by CTO Cliff Plumer.

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Cinefex 104 Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and King Kong

by malducin

Issue 104 of Cinefex is already circulating and includes coverage of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong, Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, The Legend of Zorro and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

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VFXBlog Reports on AEAF 2005 Sydney Conference

by malducin

VFXBlog has two articles on the Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF) 2005 Sydney Conference, which includes reports on the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith presentation by Jonathan Harb, Ben Snow discussing King Kong, and presentations on the work form the latest Harry Potter film and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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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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First Trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Lady in the Water

by malducin

The first trailers for M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water and Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, supervised by John Knoll and Bill George with animation supervised by Hal Hickel, have appeared online.

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ILM Working on Lady in the Water and Next

by malducin

ILM is currently working on M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, set to be released July 21, 2006, and Lee Tamahori's Next based on Philip K. Dick's short story The Golden Man, scheduled to be released 2007. Scott Farrar, who recently completed The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will supervise Next.

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Eric Brevig to Direct Journey 3-D

by malducin

Dark Horizons and FilmForce IGN are reporting that VFX Supervisor Eric Brevig will make his feature directing debut with Journey 3-D, an adaptation to Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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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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VFXBlog Interviews Pablo Helman about Jarhead

by malducin

VFXBlog has an interviews with VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman about the work in Jarhead and VFX master Harry Walton who discusses his career including stints at ILM and Tippett Studio.

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The Hollywood Reporter Commemorates ILM 30th Anniversary

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is running a special issue on the 30th Anniversary of ILM, including a brief history of the company detailing the emergence of digital effects, a timeline, interviews with George Lucas and James Cameron and a look at Skywalker Sound.

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VFXBlog Interviews Scott Squires

by malducin

VFXBlog has an interview with VFX Supervisor Scott Squires where he discusses his career at Dream Quest Images and ILM, directing special venue films, Commotion, the evolution from optical to digital effects and his Effects Corner blog.

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Wolfgang Petersen and John Seale Discuss Poseidon

by malducin

Ain't It Cool News has the last part of the Poseidon set reports. This installment has with interviews with Director Wolfgang Petersen and Director of Photography John Seale, both of whom make quite a few comments on the VFX work.

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CGSociety Interviews Rob Coleman

by malducin

CGSociety has an article with Rob Coleman, Animation and Development Director of Lucasfilm Animation, where he discusses his current work.

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Millimeter and VFXWorld Cover Jarhead

by malducin

Millimeter magazine and VFXWorld.com have articles covering the VFX work in Jarhead. VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the work in the film, which compromised over 450 shots, invisible effects and the use of Zeno.

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The Hollywood Reporter and Variety Cover 2005 VFX Oscar Race

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety ran articles speculating which film were potential candidates for the VFX Oscar race, which included such ILM projects as Star Wars Episode III, War of the Worlds, Jarhead, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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ILM Receives National Medal of Technology

by malducin

The Technology Administration, a Federal agency in the Department of Commerce, has recognized ILM with the National Medal Of Technology for over 28 years of innovations in visual effects technology for the motion picture industry.

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Brian Gernand Discusses Star Wars Episode III and VFX

by malducin

PC World has an interview with Chief Model Maker Brian Gernand where he discusses the work in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, changes in the VFX industry and even the current size of ILM.

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Michael Owens Supervising Flags of Our Fathers

by malducin

Cinefex has confirmed that Michael Owens, who had been at ILM since 1981, will be supervising Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, based on James Bradley's account of the battle at Iwo Jima. VFX will be provided by Digital Domain under the supervision of Matthew Butler.

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Jim Morris and John Lasseter to Receive Special VES Awards

by malducin

VFXWorld, The Hollywood Reporter and others reported that Jim Morris, former President of Lucas Digital and now at Pixar, will receive the VES Board of Directors' Award, while John Lasseter, one of Pixar's co-founders and former Lucasfilm CG Group member, will receive the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. The 4th Annual VES Awards will take place February 15, 2006.

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