SDCC15: Panels to Honor 40th Anniversary of ILM at San Diego Comic Con


If you’re headed to this year’s San Diego Comic Con, check out these panels as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Industrial Light and Magic.

The first is “Science Channel: Raiders, Raptors, and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM,” which will be held Thursday, July 9 at 1pm.

Fans will get to see exclusive clips and receive unprecedented access behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic, as science and creativity give birth to some of today’s top films.

The secrets behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and many more will be revealed during this once-in-a-lifetime panel. Surprise guests and exclusive footage along with a very special prize will be given away.

Then Friday, July 10 at 2pm, the “ILM 40th Anniversary” panel will will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.

From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation, and modern digital pipelines, it will all be covered.

As an effects nerd, I’d love to see these panels. If you attend either of these panels, let us know how they went.

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Previously: Inside ILM’s work on The Avengers: Age of Ultron.