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Super Bowl XL Trailers for Mission: Impossible III and Poseidon

by malducin

ComingSoon has announced that a new trailer for J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III will premiere during Super Bowl XL, this Sunday February 6, 2006. Also a trailer for Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon will be shown.

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Adobe After Effects 7.0 Adds OpenEXR Support

by malducin

Adobe recently released updated versions of the Adobe Production Studio. After Effects 7.0 has added support for ILM's OpenEXR format.

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Scott E. Anderson Discusses 2006 VFX Trends

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article by former ILM member Scott E. Anderson, who most recently worked on King Kong, where he recaps the VFX work of 2005, and what to expect on 2006.

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VFXWorld Covers Global Illumination in VFX

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article dealing with the recent advances in global illumination techniques for VFX. John Knoll and Jonathan Harb of ILM, Paul Franklin of Double Negative, Jay Redd, Peter Nofz and Francisco X. DeJesus of Imageworks and Joe Letteri of Weta Digital comment on the history and state of the art of GI.

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

by malducin

The December 2005 issue of Computer Graphics World magazine has an article covering the VFX work by Rhythm and Hues, Imageworks and ILM for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It also has an editorial covering the 2005 VFX and animated pictures race.

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Two ILM Projects Nominated for 2005 Academy Best VFX

by malducin

This morning Academy President Sid Ganis and actress Mira Sorvino announced the nominations for the 78th Academy Awards. The three nominated movies for Achievement in Visual Effects are: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong and War of the Worlds.

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VFXWorld Covers 2005 VFX Bakeoff

by malducin

VFXWorld has an article covering the 2005 Visual Effects Bakeoff with brief comments on the presentations for Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds.

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ILM Recruiting in Los Angeles Around February 2006

by malducin

ILM will be recruiting TDs, Creature TDs, Senior Inferno Artists, and Compositors in Los Angeles around mid-February, 2006.

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Four ILM Projects Selected for 2005 VFX Bake-Off

by malducin

The Academy Announced the 7 finalists for the Visual Effects Bake-Off: Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, King Kong, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and War of the Worlds. The SciTech winners have also been announced.

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VFXWorld Covers VES 2005 Show and Tell

by malducin

VFXWorld has a report on the VES Show and Tell Event, which took place January 21, 2006, where representatives from the major nominations discussed their projects. VFX Supervisors Dennis Muren, John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Jim Mitchell, Tim Alexander and Pablo Helman were among those present.

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ILM Nominated for Ten VES 2005 Awards

by malducin

ILM received 10 nominations for the VES 2005 Awards for their work on Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith (4 nominations), War of the Worlds (3 nominations), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2 nominations) and Jarhead (1 nomination). Other heavy hitters include King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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ILM Nominated for Two BAFTA 2005 Awards

by malducin

Two ILM projects have been nominated for the BAFTA (Orange British Academy Film Awards) Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Also nominated were Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and King Kong.

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Business Week Covers ILM Structure

by malducin

Business Week recently interviewed CTO Cliff Plumer and VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander. They discuss how shows are organized and executed, recruiting and staffing issues.

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ILM Opens Offices in Los Angeles

by malducin

VFXWorld announced that ILM has opened a new office in Los Angeles, with Joni Jacobson as Executive in charge of Production Marketing. She has previously worked at CIS Hollywood, Digital Domain, Dream Quest Images and Gray Matter FX. The office will also serve clients of Skywalker Sound in the area.

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ILM on Code Breakers

by malducin

ILM recently completed work on the ESPN movie Code Breakers, directed by Rod Holcomb, based on the cheating scandal a West Point in 1951. C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures also contributed to the VFX work as well.

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First Trailers for Mission: Impossible III and Poseidon

by malducin

Yahoo! Movies and the Apple site have recently posted the first trailers for J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, supervised by Roger Guyett, and Wolfgang Petersen's Poseidon, supervised by Kim Libreri.

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

by malducin

VFXWorld has extensive coverage on the VFX work in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, including extensive comments by Rhythm & Hues Supervisor Bill Westenhofer, Imageworks Supervisor Jim Berney and ILM Supervisor Scott Farrar.

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Star Wars Episode III For Your Consideration Ads

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has posted the Oscar "For Your Consideration." ads for Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith, including several for ILM's VFX work, as well as the Lucasfilm Holidays card. John Knoll, Roger Guyett, Rob Coleman and Brian Gernand are the 4 submitted nominees for Best Visual Effects.

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Andrea Maiolo and Tim Naylor Discuss Maya

by malducin

The Alias website has posted video interviews from their 3December 2005 events. Andrea Maiolo and Tim Naylor of ILM discuss how and why they use Maya.

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Official Star Wars Site Covers Back to the Future Part II VFX

by malducin

The Hyperspace section of the official Star Wars site posted an article on the VFX work in Back to the Future Part II. Jonathan Luskin, John Ellis and Stuart Robertson discuss some of the complex optical work and early digital work.

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