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Second Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Trailer Online

by malducin

The official Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest site has posted the second trailer for the film. The film is being directed by Gore Verbinski with ILM's contributions supervised by John Knoll and Bill George and animation by Hal Hickel.

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Original Original Star Wars Trilogy Coming to DVD

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has posted the news that the original original Star Wars trilogy will be available on DVD from September 12 to December 31, 2006.This version will not include any of the CG enhancements of the special editions or pervious DVD release.

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HDNet to Show 2005 VES Awards

by malducin

HDNet, the first US all HDTV channel, will show the 4th Annual VES Awards, where ILM won 3 awards for their work on War of the Worlds. It will be shown May 9, 2006.

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Star Wars Prequels Artists at CG Overdrive 2006

by malducin

Former ILM animator Carlos Baena and former Star Wars prequels artists Feng Zhu and Dan Gregoire will participate at the CG Overdrive 2006 conference. It will take place in Singapore July 14-16, 2006.

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ILM Converting The Nightmare Before Christmas to Stereoscopic 3-D

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that ILM is working, under the supervision of Director of CG Colum Slevin, on the scanning and conversion to stereoscopic 3-D of Henry Selick and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. The remastered version is expected to be released October 20, 2006.

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ILM Helps on Anti-Drunk Driving Project

by malducin

Members of ILM recently worked with the Petaluma Police Department and local northern California area high schools in a program called"Every 15 Minutes" to show the dangers of drunk driving. It included filming a simulated car wreckage.

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Four New Mission: Impossible III Clips

by malducin

ComingSoon.net has collected 4 new exclusive clips from Yahoo! Movies, AOL and VH1 showing extended sequences from J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III. Roger Guyett is supervising ILM's effort.

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ILM at SIGGRAPH 2006: Preview 4, Papers

by malducin

Frank Losasso and Ronald Fedkiw of Stanford University and consultants at ILM have two accepted papers at SIGGRAPH 2006 dealing with fluids simulations.

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7x7 Magazine Visits the Presidio

by malducin

The April issue of 7x7 magazine, a local San Francisco publication, has an article about the Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio, the home of ILM.

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Details of Oracle Use at ILM

by malducin

The May/June 2006 issue of Oracle Magazine has an article detailing how Oracle databases are being used at the Lucasfilm companies, including ILM and LucasArts. Lucasfilm CTO Cliff Plumer, Oracle DBA Jeff Odell and IS Director Lori Gianino comment on the benefits of unifying the database infrastructure.

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VES 2006 Festival to Feature Poseidon

by malducin

The Visual Effects Society has just announced that the VES 2006 Festival will take place July 7 - 9, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Some of the projects to be discussed include Poseidon, Cars and Superman Returns as well as a retrospective of Jim Cameron's Aliens.

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Poseidon Production Notes Mention ILM VFX Work

by malducin

The official Poseidon site has put online the production notes for the film which include a section on the VFX work on the film. Director Wolfgang Petersen, Overall VFX Supervisor Boyd Shermis and ILM Supervisor Kim Libreri comment on some of the work in the 600+ shot project.

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Lorne Peterson Writing Star Wars Model Shop Book

by malducin

Insight Editions will publish a book by ILM veteran Lorne Peterson about the model and miniature work in the Star Wars films.

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VFXWorld Details The Chronicles of Narnia Collaboration

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article detailing the challenge that Rhythm and Hues, Imageworks and ILM faced while collaborating on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Bill Westenhofer of R+H, John Clinton from Imageworks and Scott Farrar, Lindy De Quattro and Cliff Plumer of ILM comment how this was approached.

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Nine Clips of Mission: Impossible 3 and First Poseidon TV Spot Online

by malducin

ComingSoon.net has posted 9 clips from J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III with Roger Guyett supervising ILM's work The Movie Box has one of the new TV spots of Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, with Kim Libreri supervising ILM's effort.

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Richard Edlund to Supervise Anamorph; Next Begins

by malducin

Cinefex has posted that former ILM member Richard Edlund will supervise the VFX for Henry Miller's Anamorph. Also VFXWorld is reporting that principal photography has begun for Lee Tamahori's Next with VFX provided by ILM.

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ILM at SIGGRAPH 2006: Attendee John Knoll

by malducin

The SIGGRAPH 2006 website has put a small feature highlighting some of the luminaries that attend the SIGGRAPH annual conference. VFX Supervisor John Knoll is featured, a 20 year SIGGRAPH attendee.

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New Mission: Impossible 3 TV Spot Online

by malducin

Sites like ComingSoon.net and The Movie Box have posted links to the fifth TV spot of J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, with VFX supervised by Roger Guyett.

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ILM at SIGGRAPH 2006: Preview 3, Panels

by malducin

Compositing Supervisor Greg Maloney will be one of the panelists in the "Is a Career in Computer Graphics Possible? Part 1: Skills and Training" session at SIGGRAPH 2006.

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ILM at SIGGRAPH 2006: Preview 2, Computer Animation Festival

by malducin

ILM has one piece that has been accepted to the SIGGRAPH 2006 Electronic Theatre. Other studios with pieces in the Computer Animation Festival include Weta Digital, Digital Domain, Framestore CFC, Imageworks, Pixar, Cinesite, The Moving Picture Company and Scanline.

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