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Brian Pohl Second Previs Course

by malducin

Brian Pohl, former pre-vis artist at ILM and now supervisor at POV, will teach a second course in Previsualisation & Cinematography as part of the CGWorkshops.

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ILM Interviewing in LA on December 2006

by malducin

ILM will be interviewing candidates for FX and Lighting TDs and Shake and Inferno compositors in Los Angeles this Wednesday December 6, 2006.

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ILM Upgrades to Vicon MX40 System

by malducin

Vicon, makers of optical motion capture systems, recently announced that ILM has acquired 40 Vicon MX40 Cameras.

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Star Wars Publications Cover Felucia, Javva the Hutt, Lorne Peterson and ILM Summer 2006

by malducin

The official Star Wars site has an article detailing the creation of the planet Felucia from Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. On the other hand issue 167 of the Star Wars newsletter profiles Michael Smith, who runs the Javva the Hutt cafe, while issue 168 mentions how the ILM Model Shop built the Princess Leia bikini costume from Return of the Jedi.

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Joe Letteri Supervising Avatar

by malducin

ComingSoon.net is reporting that former ILM member Joe Letteri will be supervising the VFX, provided by Weta Digital, for James Cameron's Avatar.

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SIGGRAPH 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015

- @ Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Web: http://s2015.siggraph.org/

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Latest Credits News

2013-2016 Projects Added

2013-2016 Projects Added

by malducin

The ILM projects directory has recently been updated to include most of the 2013-2014 projects and the ones we know about for 2015-2016.

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Identity Thief Added to Credits

Identity Thief Added to Credits

by malducin

Identity Thief, directed by Seth Gordon and with visual effects by Gradient Effects Vancouver, Crazy Horse Effects, ILM and Base FX, has been added to ILMfan Credits.

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Paranormal Activity 4 Added to Credits

Paranormal Activity 4 Added to Credits

by malducin

Paranormal Activity 4, directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, who also directed the third installment, has been added to ILMfan Credits.

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Back to the Future Credits Complete

Back to the Future Credits Complete

by malducin

The credits for Back to the Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis, have been completed.

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Cocoon Credits Complete

Cocoon Credits Complete

by malducin

The credits for Cocoon, directed by Ron Howard, have been completed.

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Open Discussion • Re: The General Movie Thread(Now Pixels!)

by vfx fan

Yeah, M:I-5 was pretty good. I was reading the IGN review of it, and they complained the villain wasn't strong or memorable or something like that.

They must've been watching M:I-4. M:I-5 had the most intimidating and creepiest villain to date in the…

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Open Discussion • Re: The General Movie Thread(Now Pixels!)

by PaulILMFan

Mi5 is superb :omg: VFX are pretty seamless/invisible but its a back to basics 007ish from the 1960s Thunderball style spy romp. Not quite as good as MI1 but blows the other 3 movies away due to plot, characters, intrigue, seamless & smooth editing &…

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Open Discussion • Re: Is ILM involved with Bay-Produced TV pilot-The Last Ship

by ShaneP

So I finally watched the first few episodes of this show. ILM is credited along with Gradient Effects in the pilot episode, Phase Six.

Judging by my OP a few years ago, ILM worked on the Russian helicopter attack. It features the two men leaping from the…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM and SPECTRE(Now Official Trailer!)

by Kmart

Haug told me 900 plus for QUANTUM. I don't think SKYFALL was that high, but there is a lot of 'invisible' stuff, like in the HOME ALONE sequence at the end, where you're inside the estate looking out the door, and Begg just had white or some colored…

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Open Discussion • Re: ILM's Next:The Martian,Silence,Deepwater Horizon,13 Hour

by ShaneP

The one thing I do like about Bay though is he tries to shoot as much live action footage with vfx rather than tons of green screen and all synthetic shots. He seems committed to live action movies, even his vfx tentpoles. I think that pushes ILM to…

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