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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sets Records with $630 Million Bow

Marvel Studios release dominates in every market where it’s opening, exceeds the best-ever domestic opening mark set by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

VIEW Conference Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Roger Guyett Talks the VFX of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:44pm

The veteran visual effects supervisor and 2nd unit director details Industrial Light & Magic’s work with J.J. Abram’s on his epic sci-fi adventure hit.

VIEW Conference Blogs

WATCH: Lucasfilm CTO Rob Bredow Talks ILMxLAB, ILM VR Tools and More at VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:39pm

The veteran CTO and VFX supervisor discusses ILM VR tools, technology and storytelling efforts on ‘Star Wars’ franchise films.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm, ILM Announce Open Source Release of MaterialX Library

MaterialX development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Monday July 31, 2017.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Christian Alzmann Talks BB-8 and ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art at FMX 2017

The Industrial Light & Magic senior art director discusses his iconic droid design as well as duties as a concept artist on both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX VFXWorld

WATCH: ILM’s Kevin Jenkins Talks ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Art Direction at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:50pm

ILM's supervising art director discusses the concept and production art pipeline on Walt Disney Pictures and J.J. Abrams' epic space adventure.

Events Headline News

LAIKA, Tippett Studios, Platige Image Headline 2016 Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival

Tenth anniversary event to feature filmmakers from ‘Coraline,’ ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ with artist talks from industry veterans from LAIKA, Tippett Studios and Poland’s Platige Image.

Hybride Headline News

Hybride Celebrates 25 Years of Visual Effects

Quebec VFX studio has contributed work for upwards of 1,000 advertising campaigns and more than 80 features including ‘Sin City,’ ‘300,’ ‘Avatar,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Disney Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Infinity’ Console Game, Shutters Avalanche Software

Disney falls short of analyst expectations for the second quarter of 2016; discontinues ‘Infinity’ gaming line with plans to lay off 250-300 artists and other staff.

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Box Office Report: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Headed to $1 Billion

Well on its way to becoming the first title of 2016 to cross $1 billion, Marvel’s newest super hero blockbuster directed by Anthony and Joe Russo opens to $181.8 million in the U.S. for a total of $678.4 million at the global box office.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Patrick Tubach Talks ‘Star Wars’ & More at FMX 2016

Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisor Patrick Tubach discusses the blend of practical and digital effects created for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ at FMX 2016.

Home Entertainment VFXWorld

ILM's Roger Guyett and Pat Tubach Talk ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 5:38pm

Coinciding with the film's DVD & Blu-ray release, the veteran Industrial Light & Magic VFX supervisors discuss the importance of lighting and practical in-camera shooting on Disney and J.J. Abrams' epic space adventure.

Awards Headline News

‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ Win Big at the 88th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature and Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala’s ‘Bear Story’ wins best animated short; ‘Ex Machina’ wins VFX prize.

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Autodesk Technologies Play Supporting Role in Oscar-Nominated Films

Autodesk and Shotgun Software play a supporting role in the creation of some of the year’s most lauded films and TV series.

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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Edmond’ Win BAFTA Awards

The award for Special Visual Effects went to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ while the BAFTA for Animated Film went to ‘Inside Out,’ and the BAFTA for British Short Animation was presented to ‘Edmond.’

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Box Office Report: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ On Top with $41 Million

DreamWorks Animation’s threequel scores the biggest animated opening of all time in China with $58.3 million; ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ nears $2 billion worldwide.

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