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

~ 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…

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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.

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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