The official site has coverage of George Lucas at the SIGGRAPH 2005, the digital arts conferance. There’s a full recording of his Keynote Q&A for Hyperspace members. He also addressed plans for the two television shows.
More coverage of the event:
– Life is too short for busy Lucas (Reuters)
Big thanks to Paul Ens for the lead on some articles covering the opening ceremonies of the new Letterman Digital Arts Center: future home of all things ILM, LucasArts and Lucas Licensing.
The AP has a nice description of the facilities.
And the SF Gate has some great photos.
While we’re sorry that this now adds a bit of a commute to some of our friends at Lucasfilm, having a cafeteria where you can get such great views has to help make up for it in a small way.
Disappear from the world for a few days and folks go springing rumors on you.
The word from a mole supposedly at ILM was that staff were asked to sign non-disclosure agreements regarding sequels to the Star Wars movies. (Remember what sequels are? It seems so long since someone has continued a story, instead of going back.)
Lucasfilm says this is not so.
It’s probably just best to sit back and relax. Let’s see Episode 3, first!
Lucasfilm opens an animation facility in Singapore:
“I’ve been a fan of Asian animation and illustration all my life,” George Lucas said. “Asian cinema has had a particularly big impact on a lot of my work. When we began thinking about developing new ways to explore the craft of animation, it seemed a natural step to combine the two. By having a base in Singapore, we can create a new style of animation that will blend East and West and offer something not seen before.”