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ILM's visual effects supervisor oversees all the gruesome characters and supernatural transformations you see in the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Those effects have earned a 2007 Oscar nomination. Meanwhile, John Knoll is facing an April deadline for scenes to be in the next installment: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End. CNET's Veronica Belmont got to talk with Knoll in his office the day after the nomination was announced.
Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel and John Knoll took home an Oscar for visual effects on Sunday night.\r\n
\r\nTheir peers welcomed them back to San Francisco with a bash at the Letterman Digital Arts Center.
\r\nCNET.com's Veronica Belmont was on hand to check out the scene and talk with the winners.
With the 2007 Academy Awards approaching, two nominated animators from Industrial Light & Magic sat down with CNET.com's Veronica Belmont to discuss working on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
CNET's Veronica Belmont talks to two digital artists about how they created Davy Jones for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The result is some light, some industry and a lot of digital "magic."
At 12, Hal Hickel submitted a plot idea to Lucasfilm. It was politely rejected. Now the grown-up Hickel is animation supervisor for the Pirates movies series at Lucasfilm's ILM. That rejection letter hangs proudly in his office, and now he's hoping he'll have an Oscar for his Pirates work to place next to it. CNET's Veronica Belmont reports.
How do you make a 30-foot robot/semi-truck appear lifelike? What about a creature with tentacles for a face? Those were some of the challenges for the visual-effects teams at San Francisco-based Industrial Light & Magic. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with the designers behind Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End about some of the hurdles involved in creating special effects for an increasingly sophisticated moviegoing public.
For the first time, Industrial Light & Magic did the visual effects on a fully animated feature. CNET takes a look at the process of making that film look like a live-action movie.
On June 15, 2006, in Redmond, Washington, Bill Gates announced his plans, to go in effect July 2008, to work full-time with the Gates Foundation and part-time with Microsoft.
CNET's Veronica Belmont toured the cutting-edge data center at Lucasfilm in San Francisco. From Web sites to e-mail to graphic rendering, all the bytes pass through here at this high-tech movie production company.
The new movie Iron Man may be based on the 1960s comic strip, but its special effects are anything but vintage. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with the visual and animation supervisors at Industrial Light & Magic about pushing the limits of computer-generated images to create those "Marvel moments."