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 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…

~ Enjoy!

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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 Toro’s science fiction epic “Pacific Rim” to life… check it out ~ Enjoy!

( Love the design note about starting with silhouettes first… )

BONUS Feature! 
Now here is the movie trailer ~ Enjoy!

… Crazy, Awesome, Fun.

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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 Movie of 2011.

Click the player, and enjoy the videos:
The Animation & Effects of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

Recognize the Artists – ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – Oscars TV Ad

Behind the Magic: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – Tilted Building

Behind the Magic: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ – Transformations

Bonus Feature:
Here is a bit from the last Transformers movie – 
– The Magic Behind the VFX of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

EXTRA Bonus Feature:

Michael Bay Showcases Transformers Blu-ray Limited Edition

Only 5,000. Get it at bayhem.com/ujBSSo

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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 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial

Bonus Feature:
The Making Of: The Dog Strikes Back Commercial

EXTRA Bonus Feature:
  Here is the number 1# commercial of 2011…
 The Force: Volkswagen Commercial