Showing posts with label digital. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Visual Effects Artists from Lucasfilm Singapore Spill Some "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Secrets

As part of the May the Fourth celebration earlier this month, Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) - whose regional headquarters is at the Sandcrawler in Red Dot Island - hosted a special hour-long panel at the Sports Hub Library about the Oscar-nominated visual effects (VFX) featured in "The Force Awakens".

Red Dot Diva has attended a few Lucasfilm ILM panels about their VFX work in other movies before, but never for Star Wars, due to the fact that "The Force Awakens" is the first Star Wars movie released after 10 years. Being an avid Star Wars fan, she could not pass up the chance on learning more about the magic that happened behind the scenes.

(Warning: If you think that knowing more about VFX work spoils your enjoyment of the movie, then *loud signal blares*... DO NOT PROCEED. Feel free to click here and read another article about what other fun things happened during the May the Fourth Celebration instead.)

The panel, moderated by Dominic Zou from 501st Legion SG, started off easily enough with an introduction of the four homegrown artists involved with the movie: Associate Production Manager - Pei'an Lau, Lead for Rotoscoping and Paint - JeanLe Koh, Lead for Texturing and Look Development - Elvin Siew and Animator - Zaini Jalani.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

George Lucas in Singapore - No Ewoks Yet, But There's The SandCrawler... and Yoda!

It says a lot about the power of the Force when Red Dot Diva is able to bond with a colleague and many fellow fans about Star Wars' creator and Lucasfilm founder George Lucas' visit to Red Dot Island this week.

The first word on the ground was seen on Twitter yesterday (January 15th) when staff members working at Kinokuniya mentioned about George Lucas shopping at the popular bookstore. How lucky was that person manning cashier's counter A??

That's when mere plebeians like Red Dot Diva first got news of today's official launch of the Sandcrawler Building.

The "Sandcrawler" resembles the giant desert vessel featured in the Star Wars movie franchise, although not in drab brown camouflage colours but in very shiny scifi-like silver and glass. Located at Fusionpolis View, the 22,500 square metre building will be the new home for Lucasfilm and Disney folks regionally as well as ESPN Asia Pacific.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Get Armoured and "Become Iron Man" at Bugis Junction

Nothing beats getting a surprise invitation from J.A.R.V.I.S. a week before "Iron Man 3" premiere (26th April) in Red Dot Island.

The special invite to "Become Iron Man" was delivered to Red Dot Diva via the efficient people of Play Imaginative - a locally based toy design and manufacturer. She was sooooo ready to get her lady diva armour on.

"Become Iron Man" is an interactive, motion-sensor, digital experience that allows fans to test out Tony Stark's new Mark 42 Armour (which is being featured heavily in the movie). The "testing facility" is located at Bugis Junction ground level (the section near the telcos and Intercontinental Hotel) from 19 April to 5 May, 10am to 10pm.

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