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ILM VFX Supervisor Russell Earl on Building a Career

In high school shop class where most kids build cutting boards, bookshelves, and little wooden boxes, Russell Earl built a Queen Anne highboy, a Queen Anne lowboy, and a serpentine-front desk. Today, Earl is a visual effects supervisor at Industrial … more »

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VFX Supe/2nd Unit Director Roger Guyett on Star Trek Into Darkness

Three-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett of Industrial Light & Magic again brought his experience as a second-unit director as well as a visual effects supervisor to director J. J. Abrams’ venture into Star Trek territory — and again brought home … more »

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Behind the 2014 Sci-Tech Oscars: 6 Cool Facts

1) The Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards—also known as the Sci-Tech Awards—were part of the main Academy Awards ceremony (and handed out during the commercial breaks once the Oscars were televised) until 1959, when they were presented at the Governor's … more »

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Another Look at The Great Gatsby‘s Towering Visual Effects

The latest incarnation of The Great Gatsby on screen, directed by Baz Lurhmann, drew mixed reviews when it was released in May. Some felt it wasn't faithful enough to the original Fitzgerald story, that its hyper-real scenes and exaggerated colors were … more »

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VES Life Achievement Honoree John Dykstra in His Own Words

  Special-effects and VFX artist John Dykstra has been named the latest winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society, an honor that will be officially bestowed in a February 12, 2014, ceremony at the Beverly Hilton … more »

ILM Names John Knoll Chief Creative Officer

Renowned VFX supervisor — and Photoshop co-creator — John Knoll (Avatar, Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Pacific Rim) is the new Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. ILM said Knoll will "serve alongside" ILM President Lynwen Brennan. Knoll joined … more »

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Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey on Cutting Star Trek Into Darkness

Editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon have come a long way with director/screenwriter/producer J.J. Abrams. The trio has been working together since Alias, and Markey has edited all of Abrams's television series, including Felicity and Lost, for which she won … more »

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ILM’s Bill George on Taking on G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The boys based on Hasbro's G. I. Joe toys are back in town, fighting two enemies now — Cobra and threats from within the government. Channing Tatum returns as Duke, the head of the elite unit in G. I. Joe: … more »

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ILM’s Jeff White on The Avengers

Jeff White’s nominations for a visual effects Oscar and BAFTA award for his work at Industrial Light & Magic on The Avengers are his first, but they follow five VES nominations and a VES award for Outstanding Visual Effects in … more »

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Working the New VFX Landscape: Rules to Live By

In my last blog I gave a baker's dozen rules for VFX studios to survive in this difficult time. Now I take a look at individual VFX artists and technicians. The rules have changed big time and keep changing. If … more »