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At the film's press junket in San Francisco, we spoke to Production Designer Kendall Cronkhite to find out how the analog world of painting, drawing, clay sculptures and cardboard models goes through the animation pipeline and comes to life.
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."
Being that we are a little more than a week away from the Academy Awards, this show is about one of the awards categories: visual effects. We talk with Russell Earl of ILM, who was co-visual effects supervisor on the new Star Trek movie, and with Daniel Terdiman of CNET, who covers the category for CNET News.
Muscle by muscle, bone by bone, the Industrial Light & Magic visual effects designers are using new software to create the scariest and most expressive animated monsters yet. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes of Paramount Pictures' new kids' film, The Spiderwick Chronicles, to learn more.
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.
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.
High-powered panelists discuss the evolution of content delivery in the age of convergence and the empowered consumer at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's annual conference in San Francisco. Panelists include Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers, DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, America Online CEO Jonathan Miller, Google co-founder Larry Page and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.
Google News adds tags for exclusive or investigative content, Amazon and Netflix add more streaming video content from Fox and DreamWorks, respectively, and Amazon is set to make a big product announcement in two days.
Organizations request more transparency in the National Security Agency's data collection methods, Netflix plans to launch DreamWorks TV shows, and Instagram is rumored to be adding video.
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