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  Industrial Light and Magic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in July 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd.
ILM continues to maintain and use its large film studio building in San Rafael, which was built in 1991 specifically for ILM, for principal photography.
Industrial Light and Magic also worked on visual effects in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and are planned to animate CG models in the up-coming film, The Transformers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Industrial_Light_and_Magic   (715 words)

 ILM - Industrial Light and Magic - Lucas Studios
I will present you ILM or with the full name Industrial Light and Magic which are often called the Lucas’ studios.
ILM was not the first company which tried to do that.
The idea from ILM was to animate only some important points of the animal and then to put the skin over it [Dia].
bf.monis.ch /zentralarchiv/ilm   (1095 words)

 dFX News - Industrial Light and Magic, LightWave 7 Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ILM's visual effects work for Pearl Harbor (which has surpassed $200 million at the box office) included three main sequences: the aerial tour de force of the Battle of Britain; the devastating Pearl Harbor attack, including the all-digital ships in Battleship Row; and many shots in the Tokyo raid sequence at the movie's climax.
ILM did not hear much more about the project until it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be taking over after the death of the legendary Kubrick.
ILM worked on a just under 200 shots, but they were unusually long shots, which was dictated by the style of the editing.
www.digitalmediafx.com /News2001/August/081401.html   (1685 words)

 Pythonology Python Success Stories
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) was started in 1975 by filmmaker George Lucas, in order to create the special effects for the original Star Wars film.
In the early days, ILM was involved with the creation of custom computer graphics hardware and software for scanning, modeling, rendering, and compositing (the process of joining rendered and scanned images together).
Using this capability, ILM integrated Python into custom applications written in C or C++, such as ILM's in-house lighting tool, which is used to place light sources into a 3D scene and to facilitate the writing, generation, and previewing of shaders and materials used on CG elements.
pythonology.org /success&story=ilm   (1515 words)

 Other Cool Sci-Fi Stuff: Industrial Light and Magic: Into the Digital Realm
All the ILM alumni are noted, the how-we-did-it explanations for the effects are detailed and the special, technical challenges associated with each effect are logged.
ILM used this unique, historical footage as an invaluable reference for the effect.
ILM is sort of like Skunk Works for special effects, and the book pretty accurately conveys this -- it ain't Mark Hamill amiably describing how blue screen shots were done in An Ewok Christmas.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue34/random.html   (448 words)

 Industrial Light & Magic | Linux Journal
ILM made a bold move to undertake their Linux conversion in the midst of a major movie production, switching while work was underway on Episode II.
ILM still builds some physical models but mostly for backgrounds or for organic-looking things that can be created easier than with CG.
ILM has developed almost all the apps it uses in-house and is, therefore, in a position to parallelize their code to take advantage of the clustering.
www.linuxjournal.com /article.php?sid=6011   (4894 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Industrial Light & Magic Works"
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a name that evokes an excited reaction from most movie fans.
ILM has pioneered many groundbreaking effects and processes in the last 25 years.
It would be hard to cover everything that ILM has done in any one article (or even in a single book), so in this article we will focus on the incredible and revolutionary water effects used in "The Perfect Storm" as an example of their work.
www.howstuffworks.com /perfect-storm.htm   (289 words)

 DriverHeaven.net - Industrial Light and Magic Has Dropped RISC
ILM created the special effects in the "Star Wars" series of movies, among other blockbuster films.
ILM's shift from RISC workstations to more standardized workstations is part of an ongoing change in the computer rooms of the entertainment industry.
ILM began experimenting with Intel-based workstations when working on "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," and used them extensively in "Episode II: Attack of the Clones." The conversion process took about nine months, Plumer said.
www.driverheaven.net /showthread.php?t=3517   (574 words)

 ILMfan FAQ - ILMfan.com - The Unofficial Industrial Light + Magic site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ILM or Industrial Light + Magic is the special effects company created by filmmaker George Lucas in 1975 to create special effects for Star Wars.
One of the duties that ILM had back when Star Wars was done, was to create rubber masks, animatronics and prosthetics for the many creatures of the film like the aliens for the Tatooine cantina sequence.
ILM is also a very busy place so there aren't many resources available to do a more extensive website, but they do provide some exclusive and high quality content.
www.ilmfan.com /main/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=3&MMN_position=8:6:7   (6825 words)

 Industrial Light and Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Industrial Light and Magic is a movie special effects company founded in 1975 by director George Lucas.
ILM, based in San Rafael, northern California, has since picked up 13 Oscars and worked on eight of the 12 highest-grossing movies of all time (including E.T.,1982; Lucas' own Star Wars, 1977; and the Indiana Jones series, 1981, 1984, and 1989).
Standard techniques like matte backdrops and animated models were abandoned as ILM became an early leader in nonlinear film editing and digital effects, creating stunning, next-generation images for James Cameron's The Abyss (1989) and T2 (1991).
www2.hawaii.edu /~davidric/mask4.html   (176 words)

 The Elder Scrolls
The higher your skill in a particular magic school, the greater your chances of successfully casting spells with effects in that school.
A Magic Spell can be cast by someone who has skills in the appropriate schools of magic as well as enough Magicka to cast the spell.
Whether or not you successfully cast the spell is based on your skill in the school(s) of magic of the effects in the spell.
www.morrowind.com /codex/team_magicnlight.htm   (837 words)

 Amazon.com: Industrial Light & Magic: Into the Digital Realm: Books: Patricia Rose Duignan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Industrial Light & Magic, where Duignan spent two decades of her career, was founded by George Lucas to create the effects for his groundbreaking movie, Star Wars.
ILM has made it's mark on history, for not only have they been and still are the premiere effects house in Hollywood, they have innovated and invented more technology than any other studio, additionally they have won awards for the processing and compositing technology they have created.
ILM had to be the best at special effects, because their flagship title - STAR WARS - demanded the best, because that's what Lucas wanted.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345381521?v=glance   (1519 words)

 Industrial Light an Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ILM does not only handle computer effects but also has a staff of model makers.
ILM used the special effects in many well-known movies such as Back to the Future, and Star Wars.
They are focusing more on animation and 3-D computer animation, and less on the more generic special effects they did in the past.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/jakecho/ilm.html   (118 words)

 Geek.com Geek News - Industrial Light and Magic moves to Intel-based workstations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) has begun replacing its SGI RISC-based workstations running UNIX with Intel-based workstations running Linux.
ILM has smart people working for them - people who are experts in the field of computer animation, and they either are already experienced with linux, or can easily learn.
ILM's move really has nothing to do with MS - its a result of how Intel (and you probably have to give a little credit to market pressure from AMD) has dramatically improved the power of their chips.
www.geek.com /news/geeknews/2002Jul/chi20020723015531.htm   (2958 words)

 User Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During those harrowing forty-eight hours, ILM programmers wrote plug-ins to the flexible open architecture of Maya in order to generate a basic 2-D simulation of ocean movement.
This amazing work landed ILM the initial animatic job and became the basis for all the computer generated shots and the storyboard for the accompanying live action sequences.
For Industrial Light and Magic and director Petersen, AliasWavefront's software solution proved a flexible, hardy ship able to assist their genius; to turn their monster wave into a character of mythic proportions and their story into a new kind of Hollywood storm.
alias.com /glb/eng/community/customer_story_details.jsp?itemId=1800013   (1222 words)

 Industrial Light Magic contemplating big Linux move
A presentation made at the recent Worldcon science fiction convention included an ILM presentation who told attendees that not only is his company "hiring like mad" but it is also switching to the Linux operating system fast.
ILM, the attendee said, appears to have a large purse to switch to open source, and also appears to be platform agnostic as to whether it's a Hammer or an Itanium which runs the OS.
Further, said the attendee, there were suggestions at the show that ILM might move into distributed computing to take up some of the rendering load in the fure.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=5299   (234 words)

 Industrial Light & Magic
The three main Lucas companies, Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm and Sprocket Systems, are evolving machinery that will make ordering up a realistic, wide-screen space battle as easy as ordering up a pizza (moviemakers at work do a lot of both).
With the last picture of the first Star Wars film trilogy finally released, a few of the magicians at the Industrial Light and Magic subsidiary are working toward the next episode in the saga of Luke Skywalker.
George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic created the two-million-dollar sequence in which Captain James Kirk (William Shatner) watches tape of a dead planet being reborn-complete with sweeping computer-animation shots of terrain and striking imagery.
www.atariarchives.org /deli/light_and_magic.php   (1029 words)

 Star Wars: Cargo Bay | Industrial Light and Magic: Into the Digital Realm
Ten years have passed since the book ILM: The Art of Special Effects, and in that time dozens of special effect-laden films have emerged from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects division of Lucas Digital Ltd. Among them are Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, Casper, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Every film that ILM has worked on has pushed the envelope of special effects, as this state-of-the-art company pioneers the art of digital effects, and carries on the tradition of model making and matte painting.
This book is filled with hundreds of stills from all of the films and commercials that ILM worked on, with behind-the-scenes shots, production drawings, props and computer-generated characters, scenes and creatures, all supported by knowledgeable text by Mark Cotta Vaz and Patricia Rose Duignan.
cargobay.starwars.com /webapps/cargobay/item-detail/346   (170 words)

 Amazon.com: Industrial Light & Magic: The Art of Special Effects: Books: Thomas G. Smith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
No one would ever have guessed that when Industrial Light and Magic opened its doors in Maren County that day way back in 1975 that they would produce the standard by which other special effects and other effects houses would be judged.
ILM has been at the forefront ever since, from the early days of motion control cameras controlled by Apple computers the latest CG marvel like Galaxy Quest, Phantom Menace or Mission to Mars.
Thomas Smith was general manager of Industrial Light and Magic a year before he came to write this impressive book.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345322630?v=glance   (1876 words)

 Industrial Light and Magic: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Industrial Light + Magic (ILM) is a motion picture (motion picture: A form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement) special visual effects (special visual effects: visual effects is the term given to a sub-category of special effects in which images...
ILM established their use of Computer Generated Imagery (Computer Generated Imagery: computer-generated imagery (cgi) is the application of the field of computer graphics...
John Lasseter (John Lasseter: more facts about this subject) worked for ILM in the early 1980s as a computer animator.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/industrial_light_and_magic   (965 words)

 Industrial Light and Magic - ILM - Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Industrial Light and Magic was behind many of this summer's biggest movies
ILM is hard at work on upcoming blockbuster potential films.
ILM is the largest visual effects production company in the United States, employing approximately 1,300 artists.
www.digitalmediafx.com /News2001/October/101101p.html   (597 words)

 Observer | Industrial light and magic
There are other art galleries that have been carved out of industrial spaces, but they were mainly on the edge of things.
The Tate, on the other hand, is at the centre of them, a major national institution that has adopted the same architectural language as what was once regarded as the radical fringe.
Suddenly, the tidied-up industrial space has become as much the conventional gallery form as the Greek temple used to be.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4017910-102280,00.html   (1037 words)

In The Abyss, ILM made further breakthroughs in computer graphics with its creation of the pseudopod, the first wholly computer-generated character.
Both ILM and Skywalker Sound were rewarded with Academy Awards for their work on the film.
That same year, ILM completed the visual effects for Jurassic Park, creating computer graphic animals which blended flawlessly with the live action footage while Skywalker Sound8/98 Page 3 was in charge of creating the audio effects.
accad.osu.edu /~waynec/history/tree/ilm.html   (580 words)

 Industrial Safety: Industrial Light & Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Worker dies in industrial accident at Jennie-O plant Thursday in...
www.afp-farm.com /Industrial-Safety/2006/02/industrial-light-magic.html   (189 words)

 Industrial Sensor: Industrial Light & Magic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Official Industrial Light andamp; Magic site including employment opportunities, production news, inside looks and company history of this leading visual...
The Industrial Physicist is a magazine about leading-edge physical science that has commercial potential; the magazine for applied research and product...
Global partnerships and a 75-year record of commercialising science solutions has made CSIRO a world leader in industrial research.
all-relaxed.com /Industrial-Sensor/2006/01/industrial-light-magic.html   (124 words)

 TheOneRing.net™ | Features | NZ Exclusives | Non-Industrial Light and Magic
Here, when the sun is shining, we get a light that is so intensely blue and clear it makes the horizon sharp enough to cut your eyes.
Back to the light, then: A few days ago I was looking over at the volcanic plateau, my preferred pick for Mordor, which is currently covered in snow.
Much as I love all that tortured fl lava, and the fumaroles and the fields of lifeless scree, the sheer sapphire intensity of the light is too much.
www.theonering.net /features/exclusives/nzexclusives05.html   (865 words)

 Industrial light and magic - Arts - www.theage.com.au
A self-taught painter explores subjective vision and the nuances of light and shade, writes Louise Bellamy.
It was in the middle of this pocket of the city that Kennedy's art was born.
Her latest exhibition explores the nuances of light and shade in her immediate surrounds, including the light that seeps through the small gaps in the roller doors at night, the shadows cast by the fences and trees in the Fitzroy Gardens, and the hues of the winter clouds.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/08/04/1091557912006.html?from=storylhs   (682 words)

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