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Oedipus Available Online

by malducin

Oedipus, the short stop motion film by Jason Wishnow which tells the classic story with vegetables, has been recently put online. Alex Suter supervised the digital work provided by ILM.

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Marshall Krasser's Commute to ILM

by malducin

The San Francisco Chronicle has a rather lighthearted article of the commute ILM Compositing Supervisor Marshall Krasser between his home in Pacific Heights and the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio.

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Delaware Online Interviews Carl Frederick

by malducin

The Delaware Online news journal has an article dealing with former ILM member Carl Frederick, now at Pixar, where he discusses his upbringing, education and career at Digital Pictures and ILM.

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Four ILM Projects Nominated for 2005 Saturn Awards

by malducin

Four ILM projects have been nominated for best VFX for the 32nd Annual Saturn Awards: Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Batman Begins and King Kong are also nominated.

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ILM Wins Three 2005 VES Awards for War of the Worlds

by malducin

Last night the 4th Annual VES Awards, recognizing the best work from 2005, were handed at the Hollywood Palladium. ILM won in 3 categories, all for their work in War of the Worlds: Best Single VFX of the Year, Best Models and Miniatures and Best Compositing. Former ILM members John Lasseter and Jim Morris were awarded special awards for their contributions to the industry.

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Coverage of ILM National Medal of Science and Technology

by malducin

The Washington Post and other newspapers have coverage of the ceremony where George Lucas and ILM President Chrissie England received one of the 2004 National Medals of Science and Technology representing the innovation in VFX technology ILM has done in the past 30 years.

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Variety Analyses 2005 Best VFX Nominations

by malducin

Variety has a series of articles analyzing each of the categories and nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards. Their analysis includes comments of why each nomination might or might not win as well. The nominees for Best VFX are The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong and War of the Worlds.

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CGSociety Covers The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe VFX

by malducin

CGSociety has interviewed the VFX Supervisors from Rhythm and Hues, Imageworks and ILM regarding their work in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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War of the Worlds VFX Team at Hollywood's Master Storytellers

by malducin

Hollywood's Master Storytellers will host the VFX team of War of the Worlds this Thursday February 16, 2006 at 7:30 pm at Mann's Chinese Theatres Complex at Hollywood & Highland. VFX Supervisors Dennis Muren and Pablo Helman, Animation Supervisor Randy Dutra and Special Effects Coordinator Daniel Sudick will talk about the work in the film.

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Eight Below TV Spot Online

by malducin

Coming Soon has posted the TV spot and an extended sneak peak of Frank Marshall's Eight Below, with Jonathan Harb supervising ILM's VFX.

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The Hollywood Reporter Covers War of the Worlds VFX Nomination

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has a small article about the nomination of War of the Worlds for Best VFX. Includes comments by VFX Supervisor Dennis Muren, Director Steven Spielberg and former ILM President Jim Morris.

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XSIBase Interviews Wilson Tang

by malducin

XSI Base has an interview with ILM Art Director Wilson Tang where he discusses his career, his work at ILM, his workflow and his use of Softimage XSI and some career advice.

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Official Star Wars Newsletter Discusses Mustafar

by malducin

Issue 154 of the official Star Wars newsletter has a short article about the creation of Mustafar in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett and Model Supervisor Brian Gernand discuss how miniatures was combined with digital effects and footage to create it.

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CGW Covers Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire VFX

by malducin

The January 2006 issue of Computer Graphics World has two articles about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: an interview with VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander about the Durmstrang ship rising from the water and the other dealing with the creation of the dragon.

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Star Wars Site Covers the MythBusters

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has an article on the Discovery Channel's MythBusters, which includes former ILM members Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci. They discuss their careers in VFX, the work on MythBusters and some Star Wars "myths".

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Star Wars Site Covers Back to the Future Part II and Ghost VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site has an interview with VFX Supervisor about Back to the Future Part II (Insider supplement 12) and an article on the VFX work of Ghost (Insider supplement 13) with VFX Supervisor Bruce Nicholson commenting on the work.

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VFXWorld Covers Previs

by malducin

VFXWorld has an extensive series of articles covering the previs industry and technology. Several previs companies, like Halon Entertainment which created previs for War of the Worlds, are covered, how previs is used in VFX and throughout production and the use of gaming technology.

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Disney Acquires Pixar

by malducin

Most news outlets reported that Disney bought Pixar for U$7.4 billion on January 24, 2006. Steve Jobs becomes Disney largest single shareholder. Ed Catmull will become President and John Lasseter will become Chief Creative Officer of the combined animation studios.

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Super Bowl XL Spots for Poseidon, Mission: Impossible III and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Online

by malducin

The Super Bowl XL spots for J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, supervised by Roger Guyett, Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, supervised by Kim Libreri, and Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, supervised by John Knoll and Bill George, have appeared online.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Super Bowl XL Spot

by malducin

ComingSoon is reporting that there will be a new trailer for Gore Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest during the telecast of Super Bowl XL, which can already be previewed online.

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