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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Finally Has Feathered Dinosaurs – Here’s How They Got the Details Right

Even though Jurassic Park is undoubtedly the greatest movie about dinosaurs ever made, there are some details that have become dated as scientists have learned new things about the prehistoric creatures. Perhaps the biggest discovery since the original Jurassic Park was made is that some dinosaurs have feathers, solidifying Dr. Alan Grant’s theory about why they might have behaved like giant birds when they roamed the Earth, eventually evolving into the winged creatures we know today. Jurassic ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Edinburgh, Universal, Jurassic World, Ilm, Steve, Colin Trevorrow, Jack Horner, Dominion, Steve Brusatte, Alan Grant, Action/Adventure


‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Director Colin Trevorrow on Embracing Feathered Dinosaurs, Taking the Series in a Fresh Direction, and Having Sympathy for the T-Rex [Interview]

It’s no surprise that Colin Trevorrow  — director of Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion  — loves dinosaurs. And while Dominion, thanks to the pandemic, won’t come out until June 10, 2022 ,  there will be an extended preview of the film in IMAX theaters before screenings of F9  later this month. We’ve seen the footage, and dinosaur fans will be heaven.  /Film talked to Trevorrow about the extended preview, his favorite dinosaurs, what fans can look forwa...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Rex, Edinburgh, Universal, Jurassic World, George Lucas, Ilm, Michael Crichton, Steve, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Horner, Dominion


The First ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Footage Offers a Franchise Origin Story and a Whole Bunch of T-Rex Action

Jurassic World: Dominion is a year away, but don’t fret. There’s an extended, dino-laden IMAX preview showing before screenings of  F9 to get us revved up (pun intended, sorry) long before its June 10, 2022 premiere. While the five-minute preview won’t be in theaters until F9 premieres on June 25, /Film had the chance to watch it early  in all its IMAX glory. Read on to get my reaction to the sneak peek footage, including what dinosaurs you will get to see before they settle in with Vin ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Sequels, Magic, Rex, Universal, Jurassic World, Ilm, Colin Trevorrow, Vin Diesel, Dominion, Action/Adventure, Trevorrow, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jurassic World: Dominion, Gordon Havoc


Star Wars Bits: War of the Bounty Hunters, The Mandalorian, Rangers of the New Republic, The Bad Batch, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 preview Star Wars: The Mandalorian Funko Pop! bobbleheads Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic is now longer in development Star Wars podcast & YouTube round-up And more! Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1 Preview In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #1, the notorious bounty hunter Bob Fett has lost the carbonite-encased smuggler turned Rebellion hero, Han So...
Tags: Amazon, Star-Wars, Movies, Disney, Walmart, Darth Vader, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ilm, Leia, Kennedy, Omega, Charlotte


Netflix is Making a CG-Animated ‘Ultraman’ Movie

Ultraman is one of the biggest superheroes in Japan, though you’d be hard pressed to find people who know of it outside of the country’s borders, or outside of the tokusatsu/anime community. But Netflix is looking to change that. Netflix is setting up a CG-animated Ultraman movie with the help of Industrial Light and Magic, the VFX company founded by George Lucas. And it wants this animated Ultraman movie to boost the character’s global popularity to the likes of Godzilla or Pokémon. Variety...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Netflix, Anime, Godzilla, George Lucas, Ilm, Coraline, Shannon, Kubo, Ultraman, Eiji Tsuburaya, Sato, Action/Adventure, Hideaki Anno, Shannon Tindle


Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

Practically every film production these days needs some kind of visual effects work, but independent creators often lack the cash or expertise to get that top-shelf CG. Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan, aims to use AI to make some of these processes more accessible for filmmakers with budgets on the tight side, and they’ve just raised $2.5 million to make it happen. The company has its origins in 2017, after Sheridan and Todorovic met on the set of...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Will Smith, Ang Lee


Daily Crunch: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever

Tiger Global closes a $6.65 billion fund, Facebook gives users more tools to encourage COVID vaccination and iPhone app spending continues to grow. This is your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2021. The big story: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever Investment giant Tiger Global had already announced that it was raising $3.75 billion for its thirteenth venture fund, but a new SEC filing showed that it ended up raising much more than that — $6.65 billion. Perhaps that’s no surpr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, UK, US, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Tiger Global, Cma, Ilm, Giphy, Ggv Capital, Tung, Hans Tung, Kaltura


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Featurette Shines a Light on the Bigger, Improved Virtual Sets

The first season of The Mandalorian brought an innovative new tool to the filmmaking world with the virtual set production technology known as StageCraft. Often referred to on set as “The Volume,” Industrial Light & Magic’s StageCraft technology allows for fully rendered digitally created backgrounds to appear on LED screens in incredibly high resolution. It’s essentially real time visual effects that makes shooting movies and TV shows infinitely more efficient and cost effective. A new feature...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Visual Effects, Ilm, Helios, Video Clips, Favreau, Industrial Light Magic, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day


The Mandalorian Season 2 Was Made With the Most Powerful Filmmaking Tool ILM Has Ever Created

When people think of Industrial Light and Magic, they obviously think of great visual effects, as well as the countless classic movies the company has worked on. But what you might not realize is that for many of those films, some of the effects were completely impossible until ILM specifically created the technology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Industrial Light, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Creative Works


ILM shows off the new Stagecraft LED wall used for season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’

The first season of “The Mandalorian” last year wasn’t just a great show, it was the result of an entirely new paradigm in film and TV production. Stagecraft, the enormous LED-wall volume ILM used to shoot that season has since been expanded and updated to be better, faster and easier to use. In a behind-the-scenes video, directors and others from the production weigh in on how the system makes everything easier, and enumerate the improvements for the 2.0 version. The most recognizable piece of ...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Jon Favreau, Robert Rodriguez, Ilm, Unreal Engine, Unreal, Favreau, Industrial Light And Magic, The Mandalorian, Cinema Tech, ILM Disney Unreal


The Irishman Criterion Collection Blu-ray

Some pictures of the Criterion Collection blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese’s 2019 American epic crime film The Irishman, based on the 2004 non-fiction book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in the leading roles. I’m not terribly familiar with Martin Scorsese’s earlier filmography having only seen his more recent films ( circa 2000 and after ), but I did enjoy The Wolf Of Wall Street as well as Silence, and my 2nd viewing of The Iri...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Film, Filmmaking, Robert De Niro, Anime, Scorsese, Blu-ray, Criterion Collection, Criterion, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Cinematography, Ilm, Teamsters, Martin Scorsese


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Featurette Goes Behind the Magic of the VFX

Remember The Mandalorian season 2? I’m sure you do, but it almost feels like that season came and went a full year ago, when in reality it wrapped-up in December. Since then, Disney+ viewers have moved on to obsess over WandaVision, and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is dropping tomorrow. But in case you forgot about old Mando, ILM has just released a behind-the-scenes video that highlights the show’s VFX. The Mandalorian Season 2 Featurette  I gave up on The Mandalorian midway throu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sydney, Magic, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Ilm, Video Clips, Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, Behind the Scenes Footage, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, Ahsoka Rangers


New Tech Developments We're Actually Excited About in 2021

2021 will be the year of being thankful that the world hasn’t completely ended. I don’t want to hear any “we were promised flying cars”-style whining. The new year will be all about rethinking how far we’ve come, where we’re already going, and how much we’ve been getting wrong along the way. Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Remote Work, Lidar, Ilm, 2021, Future Tech, Neuralink, Mandalorian, Brain Tech


The Ending of The Rise of Skywalker Gets Some Stunning Concept Art

New visions of the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have finally been revealed.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Commerce, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Skywalker, Phil Szostak, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Previously Unreleased ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Concept Art Shows Off Some Spoiler-Filled Moments

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker disappointed me personally, but I’ll be the first to admit it had some great visuals. Whatever that film lacks in storytelling, it mostly makes up for with J.J. Abrams‘ direction, Dan Mindel‘s cinematography, and the great effects work from Industrial Light and Magic. Like most Star Wars films, Rise of Skywalker had a coffee table art book with all sorts of concept art – but usually, those art books tend to leave out stuff that can be considered spoiler material...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Concept Art, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Dracula, Disney/Pixar, Dan Mindel, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Exegol, Rise of Skywalker Head


Star Wars: Visions & A Droid Story Coming to Disney+

Star Wars: Visions & A Droid Story Coming to Disney+ During an investor’s call, Disney revealed two new Star Wars projects, titled Star Wars: Visions and A Droid Story, which will make their debut on Disney+. RELATED: Star Wars Mystery Thriller Series The Acolyte Coming to Disney+ PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = null; ...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy, Industrial Light Magic, ComingSoon, LucasFilm Animation


20 Interesting Tidbits From ‘Star Wars: Fascinating Facts,’ the Latest Must-Own ‘Star Wars’ Book

Written by Pablo Hidalgo, Senior Creative Executive of Franchise Story & Content at Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts – Story, Lore & History From the Greatest Galaxy is a compendium of hundreds of little-known facts about the Star Wars saga. From behind-the-scenes on-set tidbits to in-universe lore, this guide from Portable Press has tons of interesting info, including character profiles and firsthand accounts from cast and crew members. Whether you are a diehard Star Wars fan or a casua...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Los Angeles, Earth, Features, Fox, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rian Johnson, Ilm, Kenner, Lucas, Yoda


New to Stream: Starz November 2020 Movie & TV Titles Announced

New to Stream: Starz November 2020 Movie & TV Titles Announced The full list of November 2020 movies and TV titles that will be available for streaming on the Starz App has been released (via Vital Thrills), which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service this month. This includes the final episodes of the drama series The Spanish Princess Part Two as well as the true crime limited docuseries Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. RELATED: Neil Ga...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Disney, America, Paris, TV News, Starz, Streaming, Grimm Brothers, Maria, Garfield, Sissi, Ilm, Harley Davidson


The Technology That's Replacing the Green Screen (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: As a compositor for venerable visual-effects house Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), [Charmaine Chan] has worked on films like The Last Jedi, assembling various digital elements into a beautiful, seamless image. Her job changed while working on The Mandalorian, one of the first shows to use ILM's upgrade for the green screen: LED panels that use the same technology as video game engines to place a realistic-looking world behind the actors. The resu...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Ilm, Charmaine, BeauHD, Magic ILM, Green Screen, Charmaine Chan


The Technology That's Replacing the Green Screen

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: As a compositor for venerable visual-effects house Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), [Charmaine Chan] has worked on films like The Last Jedi, assembling various digital elements into a beautiful, seamless image. Her job changed while working on The Mandalorian, one of the first shows to use ILM's upgrade for the green screen: LED panels that use the same technology as video game engines to place a realistic-looking world behind the actors. The resu...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, Ilm, Charmaine, Magic ILM, Green Screen, Charmaine Chan


The Batman Using Same Virtual Production Techniques as Mandalorian

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Batman using same virtual production techniques as Mandalorian During a recent appearance at the virtual VIEW confab (via The Hollywood Reporter), Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer Rob Bredow revealed they are currently collaborating with DP Greig Fraser to implement their groundbreaking virtual production techniques for select scenes in the upcoming Matt Reeves-directed DC film The Batman. This marks the second collaboration between ILM and Fraser, wh...
Tags: UK, Movies, Gotham, Liverpool, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Ilm, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright, Alfred


ILM’s Dennis Muren to Be Honored With Visionary Award at the 2020 VIEW Conference

Industrial Light & Magic’s Dennis Muren will receive the VIEW Conference’s 2020 Visionary Award during this year’s event, which is taking place both in-person in Turin, Italy, and virtually. The longtime VFX maven is best known for his work on the original “Star Wars,” as well as “The Abyss,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Jurassic […]
Tags: News, Ilm, Industrial Light & Magic, Turin Italy, Dennis Muren


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Will (Probably) Start Filming This Year

The Mandalorian season 2 isn’t even out yet, but Jon Favreau isn’t wasting any time. The Star Wars TV series creator says that if all goes according to plan, The Mandalorian season 3 filming should commence before the end of 2020. Unlike many other shows, The Mandalorian‘s StageCraft technology – a gigantic digital video screen that allows filmmakers to “capture a significant amount of complex visual effects shots in-camera using real-time game engine technology and LED screens to represent dyn...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Favreau, The Mandalorian, Galactic Empire Look


How ‘The Mandalorian’ Creators Reduced Production Footprint Through Technology

During the final episode of Variety‘s Sustainability in Hollywood event presented by Toyota Mirai, Rob Bredow, senior vice president and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, and Janet Lewin, senior vice president and general manager at ILM and co-producer of “The Mandalorian,” talked to artisans editor Jazz Tangcay about how the virtual production […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Ilm, Mayim Bialik, Industrial Light Magic, Rob Bredow, The Mandalorian, Sustainability Series Episode Three, Janet Lewin, Toyota Mirai Rob Bredow


ILM Explores the Making of the Razor Crest in a New Mandalorian Featurette

ILM Explores the Making of the Razor Crest in a New Mandalorian Featurette The Child (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) may have stolen the spotlight from the title character throughout The Mandalorian’s first season. However, if it weren’t for the series’ true unsung hero, the Razor Crest, they never would have crossed paths in the first place. Mando’s ship certainly saw a lot of action last year, and it’s mostly thanks to the talented crew at ILM. Not surprisingly, a lot of work went into designing the bou...
Tags: Star Wars, Video, TV, Movies, Disney, Streaming, Air Force, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ilm, Mando, Favreau, Giancarlo Esposito, Chiang, ComingSoon, Doug Chiang


Report: Samuel L. Jackson Will Headline a Nick Fury Series on Disney+

Report: Samuel L. Jackson Will Headline a Nick Fury Series on Disney+ Aside from his appearance in Captain Marvel, Nick Fury has had a relatively small role in the MCU for the past few years. However, that may soon change in a big way. Variety is reporting that Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role in a Nick Fury series on Disney+. The report also notes that Jackson will serve as an executive producer on the show (via SuperHeroHype). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptS...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Marvel, Disney, Atlanta, TV News, Jackson, Marvel Studios, Samuel L. Jackson, Ilm, MCU, Nick Fury, Kyle Bradstreet, Disney Plus, Razor Crest


‘The Mandalorian’ Video Explores How ILM Built the Razor Crest, Mando’s Signature Spaceship

The Razor Crest, the ship from The Mandalorian, gets its close-up in a new behind-the-scenes video from ILM. While so much of modern filmmaking relies on CGI, The Mandalorian team actually went a little old school here and built a model they could use for filming. They still used a digital version of the ship as well, but it’s still neat to see the show resorting to classic modelmaking methods as well. Creating the Razor Crest “Miniatures and motion control are in our DNA at ILM, and it...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Starwars, Video Clips, Behind the Scenes Footage, Hawkinson, The Mandalorian, Razor Crest, Razor Crest Mando, Chris Hawkinson, George Lucas Ralph McQuarrie


Thor: Love and Thunder to Use the Same VFX Tech as The Mandalorian

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Thor: Love and Thunder to use the same VFX tech as The Mandalorian According to /Film, Lucasfilm’s visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic a.k.a ILM is reportedly building a large-scale custom volume at Fox Studios Australia that will be used for the production of Taika Waititi’s highly-anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder. This kind of groundbreaking visual effects technology called The Volume was first seen in Disney+’s The Mandalorian which saw ILM make use of HD...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Marvel, Disney, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Valkyrie, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Ilm, Thunder, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Vin Diesel, Jane, Taika Waititi, Sam Raimi


‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Will Use the VFX Tech Pioneered by ‘The Mandalorian’

Taika Waititi has learned a thing or two while working in a galaxy far, far away. The filmmaker, who is writing and directing the highly anticipated Marvel Studios sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, will be using the same visual effects technology for the new movie as was used while making The Mandalorian, the Disney+ Star Wars series that Waititi both acted in and directed. Get the details below. Industrial Light and Magic, who pioneered the game-changing and immersive StageCraft LED virtual pro...
Tags: London, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Magic, George Clooney, Vfx, Marvel Studios, Ilm, Thunder, Taika Waititi, Pinewood Studios, Comic Book/Superhero, Tech Stuff, Action/Adventure, Waititi


‘The Mandalorian’ launches its second season on Oct. 30

“The Mandalorian” is returning to Disney+ with new episodes starting on October 30. The Star Wars spinoff series (created by Jon Favreau) was the biggest original offering when Disney+ launched in November of last year. With its story of a mysterious bounty hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) and his adorable alien ward, the first season turned “Baby Yoda” into a pop culture phenomenon and is currently nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. Disney+ even released a whole se...
Tags: Travel, Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Ilm, The Walt Disney Co, Pedro Pascal, Mandalorian, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda