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Brian Pohl Second Previs Course

by malducin

Category: Miscellaneous

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

Category: Event

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

Category: Technology

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

Category: Article

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

Category: Miscellaneous

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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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

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

by malducin

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

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Cocoon Credits Complete

by malducin

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

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The Goonies Credits Complete

by malducin

The credits for The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner, have been completed.

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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles coverage(now with fxguidetv)

by TylerMirage

ShaneP wrote:
Haven't seen it and won't until Netflix. But it's not doing too bad at the box office. It's #2 stateside for the summer. Tyler I'm not sure what you mean by poorly received. :?:


Yeah, financially it's doing fine. $275 million worldwide in…

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Open Discussion • Re: Camera shake...

by TylerMirage

aslan wrote:
Well Tyler, if there's lack of camera movement when some should be present then, yes, I'm complaining :)

What I'm after is the appropriate amount of camera reaction to any given situation, as would be observed if the event was actually being…

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Open Discussion • Re: Gareth Edwards Star Wars Spinoff

by aslan

I had such a realistic dream about this last night, that I was on the set.

It was an Edwardian costume drama !!!

Don't go this way Gareth. It was very disappointing :eek:

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:38 am


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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles coverage(now with fxguidetv)

by aslan

Glad to hear about it Tyler, thanks for the write up.

I'll be catching this on download too, but am very impressed with the vfx so far despite early misgivings.

Hope Art of Vfx does an article on this.

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:33 am


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Open Discussion • Re: Above and Beyond press

by aslan

They have set a precedent. Now all studios will want the fx work free :D


Would like to watch this, but it's the sort of thing that never gets released over here.

Statistics: Posted by aslan — Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:31 am


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Open Discussion • Re: Camera shake...

by aslan

Well Tyler, if there's lack of camera movement when some should be present then, yes, I'm complaining :)

What I'm after is the appropriate amount of camera reaction to any given situation, as would be observed if the event was actually being…

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Open Discussion • Above and Beyond press

by ShaneP

ILM helped Nancy Spielberg depict a dogfight in this documentary about the early Israeli AF.

Connections helps. She's the sis of Steven Spielberg and friends of Lucasfilm prexy Kathy Kennedy. She called up Kennedy for help with the dogfight and Kathy…

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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles coverage(now with fxguidetv)

by ShaneP

Haven't seen it and won't until Netflix. But it's not doing too bad at the box office. It's #2 stateside for the summer. Tyler I'm not sure what you mean by poorly received. :?:

Tyler, I too was never a huge fan of the turtles. My knowledge basically…

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Open Discussion • Re: Turtles coverage(now with fxguidetv)

by TylerMirage

Watched it a couple of days ago. Quick review: "Shrug movie, great TMNT movie". Moving on to VFX stuffs.

Yes, holy crap are some of the shots lengthy in this movie. :eek: After I read through this thread, I sort of made an active effort to pay attention to…

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Open Discussion • Re: Camera shake...

by TylerMirage

aslan wrote:
Todd Vaziri on his twitter account has been talking about inappropriate camera shake.

It's long been one of my bugbears in film, the constant need for directors to have objects hurtle past camera within inches, often with no camera reaction…

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