It looks like no Computer Graphics for Indiana Jones IV.
Producer Frank Marshall explained this approach to the New Haven Register: “Steven is very aware of the process and we’re not cheating with CG (computer graphics) at all. It keeps the B movie feel.”
Also, principal shooting in New Haven has wrapped, and the crew is off to Hawaii for more filming.
Variety (via Hyperspace) reports that Casino Royale, Eragon, Night at the Museum, X-Men: The Last Stand, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Poseidon and Superman Returns are finalists for the three visual effects Oscar nominee spots. ILM worked on Pirates, Posidon, and Eragon.
Twitch Guru looks at CGI Gone Awry: The Worst Special Effects of the Computer-Generated Era. Among the honored: The Hulk, Van Helsing, Wild Wild West, and the ’97 Jabba from the ANH Special Edition. I agree, and to up the odds: CGI Jabba was way, way worse than Han shooting first. Discuss.
How ILM made Davy Jones. Also, a user on the Livejournal starwars community thinks Jones resembles a Quarren. I’m not so sure. Maybe a cousin. Hybrid?
Star Wars may be over, but ILM certainly isn’t slowing down – they have a staggering amount of work on their plate, including The Spiderwick Chronicles, Eragon, Transformers and the next Harry Potter film.
For folks wondering about some of the technical aspects involved, eWeek talks to ILM, among others, about digital storage.
Revenge of the Sith wins Best Villain (Palpatine,) Favorite Action Sequence (Anakin/Obi-Wan duel) and Favourite Special Effects at Canada’s Spacey Awards.