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WATCH! ILM’s Hal Hickel Talk – on Creating Believable Giant Robot/Creature Performances and Collaboration – With BONUS: PACIFIC RIM Pipeline Special

Great for Animators and Animation Enthusiasts alike;  ILM‘s Animation Supervisor for  PACIFIC RIM,  Hal Hickel, talks about inspiration, the creative process, and creating believable performances with a sense of size, weight, scale, and a bit of style. As well as what it was like to collaborate with Director Guillermo del Toro… ~ Enjoy! Filmed during…

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WATCH! – Behind the Magic Collection: The VFX of “Pacific Rim”

Awesome PACIFIC RIM: VFX breakdowns from Industrial Light & Magic, showcasing… giant mech warriors waging war… against giant epic monster invaders.  For over 2 years the team at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, Singapore and Vancouver, in collaboration with Rodeo FX, Miranda Studio, Legacy Effects, and others, worked tirelessly to bring Guillermo del…

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ILM tour with Shawn Kelly!

  Congratulations to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for winning Best Animated Feature Film at last night’s Academy Awards / Oscars, on their very first fully-animated feature film, Rango.   Now, come along with EPIX as we get an exclusive tour of George Lucas‘ visual effects mecca, Industrial Light & Magic. Senior Animator, (and co-founder…

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Rango – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of their first fully-animated feature film, Rango. Winner! and nominated for… Best Animated Film 2011 by every film awards group going. Click the player, and enjoy the videos: The Animation & Effects of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic: The Characters of ‘Rango’ Behind the Magic:…

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon – CG Breakdowns and a Look Behind the Magic

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has posted some really cool breakdowns of the live-action, science fiction, action, special-effects-extravaganza feature film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. (Originally based on a toy line from Hasbro) Nominated, by a number of film awards groups, for… Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Science Fiction…

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VW Combines Internet’s Two Favorite Things!!!

Volkswagen’s “The Force” was hands-down the best commercial of Super Bowl 2011.   Now VW combines two of the Internet’s favorite things: Star Wars and adorable animals. If this isn’t tailor-made for going viral, I don’t know what is. Enjoy the videos: The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser The Dog Strikes Back: 2012…

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Studio Profile : Character Animation inside ILM

Maia Kayser is a Lead Character Animator at ILM. In this studio profile video, we travel to the Presidio in San Francisco to Industrial Light & Magic to see what it is like to be a woman doing digital character animation in films such as Rango. Click the player, and enjoy the video: Click here…

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