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New York Times Covers 3-D Movies and Chicken Little

by malducin

The New York Times has an article detailing the push by studios to create 3-D versions of movies and the system used by Real D. ILM Director of CG Colum Slevin mentions the work they did for Chicken Little.

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Review: War of the Worlds

by malducin

War of the Worlds is a modern day adaptation of H.G. Wells classic novel by director Steven Spielberg. This tale of alien invasion and survival had been on Spielberg's list for years. The out of this world VFX work was provided by ILM under the supervision of Senior VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman and Animation Supervisor Randy Dutra (who specifically came back for this project at Spielberg's request).

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Florian Kainz at Orlando SIGGRAPH Chapter Event

by malducin

Florian Kainz, R&D Principal Engineer at ILM, will be a speaker at the Orlando SIGGRAPH Chapter "Focus on Technology" event, this November 19, 2005.

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Eric Armstrong Visits East Tennessee State University

by malducin

Animation Supervisor Eric Armstrong, who has worked at ILM and Imageworks, visited East Tennessee State University to present his Academy Award winning short The ChubbChubbs! and discussed his career and the animation industry.

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New Trailer and Clips from Chicken Little

by malducin

Apple's trailer site has released a new trailer for Chicken Little, with the 3D work supervised by Joel Aron. Yahoo! Movies has also released a few clips from the movie as well.

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New Contact Information for ILM

by malducin

On Monday September 19, 2005, ILM has new contact information at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

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The Hollywood Reporter Covers the Future of Entertainment

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive series of articles covering the future of entertainment. Two articles specifically deal with digital tools in cinema, especially VFX like virtual sets and actors, digital cameras, projectors and distribution. There are also interviews with Directors George Lucas and James Cameron, VFX Supervisor John Gaeta, Futurist Syd Mead and head honchos Scott Ross of Digital Domain and Yair Landau of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.

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ILM Creating Digital Ship for Poseidon

by malducin

FreezedDriedMovies.com visited the set of Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon. It mentions that the film will have upwards of 300 FX shots and that ILM, under the supervision Kim Libreri, will create a digital ship.

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Second Full Trailer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Online

by malducin

Several sites, including VFXWorld.com, ComingSoon.net and CGTalk.com have reported a new trailer, including an international version, for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Cinefex 103 Covers War of the Worlds, The Island and Herbie: Fully Loaded

by malducin

Cinefex issue 103 has been recently released and it contains coverage of 3 ILM projects: War of the Worlds, supervised by Dennis Muren and Pablo Helman, The Island, SUpervised by Eric Brevig, and Herbie: Fully Loaded, supervised by Kim Libreri. There is also coverage of Batman Begins, Stealth, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Four.

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Official Star Wars Site and Newsletter Mention Star Wars Space Battles, Dooku Duel and Indiana Jones

by malducin

The official Star Wars newsletter, The Homing Beacon issue 145, has VFX Supervisor John Knoll discussing how digital technologies has changed the way space battles are done in the Star Wars film. Also the Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has a retrospective on the VFX work on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with VFX Supervisor Mike McAlister, and how the duel with Count Dooku on Star Wars Episode III was accomplished.

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Review: Herbie: Fully Loaded

by malducin

Herbie: Fully Loaded, directed by Angela Robinson, is the latest entry on the Love Bug series. This time Number 53 helps a family with a fledging NASCAR team. A multitude of houses, including CIS, Entity FX, Hammerhead, ILM, Lola Visual Effects and Pixel Magic, contributed to the VFX work under the overall supervision of John Van Vliet.

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Tim Fortenberry Discusses Python and Graphics

by malducin

The SIGGRAPH 2005 student reports website has posted an interview with digital artist Tim Fortenberry. In it he discusses his career, his work with Python and Open Source tools and SIGGRAPH.

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Two ILM Techniques Up for SciTech Awards

by malducin

The Academy recently announced 17 scientific and technical achievements for consideration for the 78th Academy Awards. There are 2 ILM technical achievements for consideration: Image-Based Modeling and Ambient Environment Lighting. Pixar also has 2 entries while Pacific Title and Art and SyFlex have one.

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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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Colin Brady Co-Directing Yankee Irving

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Colin Brady is one of the directors of Yankee Irving, a CG animated featured that was being directed by the late Christopher Reeve.

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Updated eDIT/VES 2005 Program

by malducin

VFXWorld.com and VFXBlog.com reported on an updated eDIT/VES 2005 program which included two presentation by ILM on Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds. Other projects covered include Sin City, Batman Begins, Kingdom of Heaven, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Brothers Grimm and a conversation with Phil Tippett.

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Review: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

by malducin

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D takes us on a wild imaginative ride through the eyes of a kid with his "imaginary friends". Robert Rodriguez again explores the possibilities of digital cinema doing a 360 from the adult-themed Sin City to this very kid oriented feature.

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Review: Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

by malducin

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the last film in the saga by director/writer George Lucas, represents the culmination, both narratively and technically, of the prequel saga. John Knoll and Roger Guyett served as the VFX supervisors with Rob Coleman supervised the animation, where they bring to life this world to depict the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of the Empire.

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Rob Coleman at Star Wars Exhibit in the Museum of Science in Boston

by malducin

Animation Director Rob Coleman will discuss the creation of digital characters at the Museum of Science in Boston on November 4, 2005, which recently opened the exhibit Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.

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