Shows 11

The Acolyte Season 1, First Reviews

The Acolyte Season 1, First Reviews

I’m very encouraged by the viewership and the reviews for our new show, The Acolyte, this week. Viewership From Variety: “The Acolyte,” Disney+’s newest Star Wars series, reached 4.8 million views in its first day of availability. This marks …

Making Solo: A Star Wars Story

Making Solo: A Star Wars Story

My book, ILM Presents: Making Solo A Star Wars Story is out and I got to sit down with the team at StarWars.com to chat a bit about the book. Excerpts from the interview below… “The first time we put the cast into hyperspace was really fun,” …

Trials on Tatooine First Reviews

Trials on Tatooine First Reviews

This week ILMxLAB did the first public play test of Trials on Tatooine at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Trails on Tatooine is a first-person story-based virtual reality experiment where you don a headset and get to walk around …

Lucasfilm Releases Trailer for Episode VII

Lucasfilm Releases Trailer for Episode VII

Lucasfilm has released the teaser trailer for Episode 7 today. I’m loving the new job at Industrial Light and Magic and happy to see this trailer being enjoyed in the wild.

Cloudy and The Oscars

Cloudy and The Oscars

We got this awesome email from Chris and Phil this week. It really captures the spirit of working with them: To our incredible crew of geniuses: We made a really ridiculous movie together. We were able to get away with so much gorgeous, glorious, …

How animated movies are made

How animated movies are made

You can thank Andy Samberg for this awesome behind-the-scenes look at how an animated movie is made.

Conspiracy?

Conspiracy?

Pink Floyd released the “Take in Back” music video in 1994. I worked long hours on one shot in the video for two weeks, laying it off to tape only minutes before our producer had to board a red-eye flight to Florida for the editing session the next …

Flowers and Mushroom Clouds

Flowers and Mushroom Clouds

The Pink Floyd video “Take It Back” required a number of effects shots in a short period of time. VisionArt contracted to provide the opening sequence of the video and several other shots for the large scale projects. From the day we …

Wrangling Waves

Wrangling Waves

Cortes Bank is a break 100 miles off the coast of California created by a giant underwater mountain that makes the water shallow enough to create breaking waves with 30-60 foot faces in the right conditions. Sean Collins, who runs surfline.com, is the master at predicting these waves and had just moved our timetable up...

Surf's Up Course at Siggraph

Surf's Up Course at Siggraph

On Monday, August 6th 2007, the Surf’s Up team presented a half day course detailing The Making of the Animated Documentary. If you couldn’t make the course, you can download the course notes [6 Mb PDF file].

From Mocap To Movie

From Mocap To Movie

Course # 28, SIGGRAPH 2005 Los Angeles, CA, USA Important Note: I am part way through reformatting these course notes from the original and the below is a work-in-progress with errors. In the meantime, please feel free to download the full course …