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Director of "Pixar Story" working on ILM documentary for its 35th anniversary

XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
As part of ILM's 35th anniversary celebration, the production company behind the excellent Pixar Story documentary is doing a piece on ILM's history titled "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible” and will premiere on Encore November 12.
Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like Transformers and Iron Man, ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. and was founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the visual effects for his space epic Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California but moved to San Rafael, California to work on The Empire Strikes Back and is now headquartered at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco with a sister studio in Singapore.

ILM has worked on nearly 300 films in its 35 year history and has largely been the driving force behind the evolution of modern visual effects. From the liquid metal man in Terminator 2: Judgment Day to the lifelike digital dinosaurs in Jurassic park, ILM has created some of the most iconic moments in cinematic history.

ILM has received 15 Best Visual Effects Oscars® and 25 additional nominations. It has also received 23 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of the critical role the company's advances in technology have played in the filmmaking process. ILM is also the only entertainment company to be recognized with the National Medal of Technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmPEYssU5vQ&fmt=22

I saw an advance screening of this already when they showed us the final cut at ILM a couple weeks ago. Should be an entertaining watch to anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff we do to make effects shots. It does feel a bit short as there's a bunch of landmark films that aren't even covered, but the filmmaker was limited to a 60 minute runtime.

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    HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2010
    Oh man this sounds very interesting.

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    XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Showtimes posted so far:
    # Friday, November 12th

    * Encore 9:00pm

    # Saturday, November 13th

    * Encore 12:00pm
    * Encore 10:00pm

    # Sunday, November 14th

    * Encore 8:00pm
    * Encore 10:50pm

    # Thursday, November 18th

    * Encore 8:00pm

    # Friday, November 19th

    * Encore 3:30am

    # Tuesday, November 23rd

    * Encore 11:30am
    * Encore 7:00pm

    # Saturday, November 27th

    * Encore 10:00pm

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    XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Just a reminder that this premieres tonight. Just a few hours for the east coast feed!

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