ILM

ILM

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas. It is a division of the film production company Lucasfilm, which Lucas founded, and was created when Lucas began production of the film Star Wars. It is also the original founder company of the animation studio Pixar Animation Studios.

3 New Ilm Stagecraft Stages Coming Soon & Global Trainee Program Announced

International expansion coupled with major talent initiative focused on diversityIndustrial Light & Magic today announced the next phase of its global expansion plan for the company’s virtual production and StageCraft LED volume services. ILM’s existin...

Pub: Sep 11, 2020 by J. Doe
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The Mandalorian Receives 15 Emmy Nominations

Breakthrough visual effects work recognized by the Television AcademyOn September 20, 2020 the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards and Lucasfilm’s hit Disney+ series The Mandalorian was recognized with 15 nominat...

Pub: Aug 16, 2020 by J. Doe
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‘Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ Takes Viewers Behind the Scenes of the Hit Series

Starting May the 4th viewers have been treated to a closer look at the groundbreaking technology at work behind the scenes of The Mandalorianand more when Disney+ pulls back the curtain on the live-action Star Wars series with Disney Gallery: The Mandalori...

Pub: May 19, 2020 by J. Doe
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ILM Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Kuo

What is your name, what do you do and how long have you been working at ILM Sydney?My name is Rebecca Kuo, and I used to work in ILM Singapore as a Pipeline Technical Director for three years.What is your biggest passion outside of work?I love traveling, e...

Pub: Mar 6, 2020 by J. Doe
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Groundbreaking LED Stage Production Technology Created for Hit Lucasfilm Series ‘The Mandalorian’

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and Epic Games (maker of the Unreal Engine), together with production technology partners Fuse, Lux Machina, Profile Studios, NVIDIA, and ARRI unveiled a new filmmaking paradigm in collaboration with Jon Favreau’s Golem ...

Pub: Feb 20, 2020 by J. Doe
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ILM to Open New Studio in Australia

Sydney studio to provide visual effects and animation for film/TV and streaming series.Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the visual effects division of The studio is opening a new studio in Sydney to better serve its clients and “Sydney is an ideal locat...

Pub: Feb 3, 2020 by J. Doe
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ILM Employee Spotlight: Carol Payne

In today’s employee spotlight we’re highlighting Color & Imaging Scientist, Carol Payne from our San Francisco studio.What got you into filmmaking?I grew up watching Disney animated features, Star Trek, Star Wars, the normal stuff.Tell us about an insp...

Pub: Jan 28, 2020 by J. Doe
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2019 BAFTA ‘Special Visual Effects’ Nominations Announced

This morning BAFTA announced the nominees for their annual awards ceremony on February 10th and we’re thrilled that ILM worked on three of the five films that made the list! Congratulations to our artists Russell Earl (VFX Supervisor, Avengers: Infinity Wa...

Pub: Jan 28, 2020 by J. Doe
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ILM StageCraft

An End to End Virtual Production SolutionIndustrial Light & Magic has a long history of enabling filmmakers to achieve their creative vision. Directors often inspire us to develop new tools and technology that in turn allow them to explore, communicate...

Pub: Jan 27, 2020 by J. Doe
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Creating the Blockade Runner Engine Look for Rogue One

Artist Todd Vaziri explains how the team arrived at the Blockade Runner engine look for 'Rogue One'.Today our guest writer is Todd Vaziri, Lead Artist at ILM who chronicles how the Blockade Runner engine shot from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went from ide...

Pub: Jan 27, 2020 by J. Doe
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How Seven Samurai Inspired A Shot in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Today, ILM Senior Compositor, Charmaine Chan explains her visual inspiration for the Kylo and Luke confrontation after the Battle of Crait in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.These days, majority of blockbuster films are shot in front of a giant green/blue screen....

Pub: Jan 26, 2020 by J. Doe
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OpenEXR Joins Academy Software Foundation Projects

OpenEXR, a widely-adopted HDR image file format, and OpenCue, a recently launched render manager, join the growing roster of Academy Software Foundation projects.We’re thrilled to announce that the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for op...

Pub: Jan 24, 2020 by J. Doe
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ILM Nominated for Three Academy Awards

Early this morning the Academy announced the nominees for the 91st Oscars and we’re so excited that ILM artists worked on three of the five films in the Achievement in Visual Effects Category. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Dan DeLeeuw Kelly Port Russell Earl Dan...

Pub: Jan 24, 2020 by J. Doe
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