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

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Great for Animators and Animation Enthusiasts alike;  ILM‘s Animation Supervisor for  PACIFIC RIMHal 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

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Filmed during the Bloomberg Businessweek Design Conference 2014.

BONUS Feature
Here’s the Pipeline Special featurette from FX Guide TV discussing, in this elaborate behind-the-scenes video, how PACIFIC RIM‘s mind-blowing visual effects were made…

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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 of Animation Mentor), Shawn Kelly, shows us what life is like for those behind the creation of famous creatures and new worlds at ILM(FYI among other things Shawn has worked on Rango, Transformers, and Star Wars)

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  Super awesome, and all-around-great-guy, I myself had the honor to meet Shawn Kelly and, along with a group of Animation Mentor buddies, had a tour of ILM last summer 🙂

Shawn Kelly and Andrew Blodgett

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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.

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The Animation & Effects of ‘Rango’

Behind the Magic: The Characters of ‘Rango’

Behind the Magic: The Look of ‘Rango’

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