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.
Industrial Light & Magic has launched a site that gives fans a detailed look at their work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
Oh no! Sci-fi movies might look chintzy on a high-def TV set. As a big fan of movies that look like ‘crap’ on a regular TV, I’m not all that worried.
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.
I think this might actually be worse than redoing the original trilogy – isn’t half the charm of Star Trek how unapologetically awful the effects are?
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.
Revenge of the Sith is a finalist for three Academy Awards: Makeup, Sound Editing and (of course) Visual Effects.