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Ian Failes reports on ILM’s wins in the Scientific and Technical Awards for their advancements in computer generated graphics. ILM is no stranger to the SciTech Awards; numerous innovations crafted by its artists and engineers have been recognized with prestigious Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The studio’s Read MoreRead More

Inside ILM – The History of the Magic

Grantland takes you into the storied confines of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic headquarters to marvel at the art and relics from Lucas’s films, including the Yoda fountain, original ‘Star Wars’ character sketches, Slimer from ‘Ghostbusters,’ and much more. Produced and directed by Joe Braswell Behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic, we Read MoreRead More

Creating the Digital New York City for “Avengers”

ILM showing off again.. Although roughly a third of “The Avengers” is set in New York City precious little was actually filmed there. ILM crew members photographed 7-miles of city streets from a variety of heights and at different times of day totaling 250,000 images. The crew then digitally recreated roughly 20 square blocks of Read MoreRead More

Behind the Magic: Sizzle Reel of the Visual Effects of The Avengers

This video showcases some of ILM’s Oscar nominated effects work for the 2012 hit film, “Marvel’s The Avengers”. This reel represents a small fraction of the work created by over 200 ILM artists, scientists, and engineers backed up by a world class production team. The stop motion animations which open and close the reel were Read MoreRead More

Behind the Magic: “Marvel’s The Avengers” – Anatomy of a Shot

While “The Avengers” posed many visual efffects challenges, one of the larger challenges was pulling together the “tie-in” shot during the third act of the film. Rather than frames, this single shot is measured in minutes on screen and is one of the longest effects shots in the film. It incorporates both practical special effects Read MoreRead More