Media Alert: Spider-Man(R)3: Triple Threat
LOS ANGELES, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Sony Pictures Imageworks. WHAT: Sony Pictures Imageworks Presents ... Spider-Man(R)3: Triple Threat WHERE: Comic-Con 2007 Room 6B San Diego Convention Center WHEN: Thursday, July 26th at 5:15 pm WHO: The creative core of the Spider-Man 3 VFX team, Academy(R) Award-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Stokdyk, Digital Effects Supervisors Ken Hahn and Peter Nofz, and Animation Supervisor Spencer Cook will reveal the most challenging technical achievements that arose while creating the triple threat of the movie's three dangerous villains -- New Goblin, Venom and Sandman. For the first time, Imageworks created fully articulated, CG characters entirely composed of dynamically generated particles and fluids. These digital characters, which embodied key-framed performance animation, interacted both with each other and with live action characters in real and synthetic environments throughout the film. Stokdyk, Nofz, Hahn and Cook, who have all worked on the entire Spider-Man trilogy are coming to Comic-Con to discuss the amazing imagery they created to bring these legendary characters to life. Scheduled to appear: Scott Stokdyk, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3 Stokdyk won the 2005 Academy Award(R) for Achievement in Visual Effects for his work on Spider-Man 2, and was nominated for his work on Spider-Man. Stokdyk's other projects include Contact, Starship Troopers, Godzilla and Stuart Little. Stokdyk received his first Oscar(R) nomination in 2000 as Digital Effects Supervisor for Hollow Man. Ken Hahn, Digital Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3 Hahn served as digital effects supervisor on the Nicolas Cage film Ghost Rider early this year, as well as senior CG supervisor on both Academy Award winning Spider-Man(TM) 2 and the Academy Award(R)-nominated Spider-Man. Hahn's other projects include Academy Award nominated Hollow Man, Starship Troopers and Stuart Little, as well as Godzilla. Peter Nofz, Digital Effects Supervisor, Spider-Man 3 Nofz worked as Technical Director on Stuart Little and Hollow Man, both of which garnered Academy Award(R) nominations for Best Visual Effects. Nofz was a CG Supervisor on the Academy Award winning film Spider-Man 2 as well as the Academy Award nominated Spider-Man. Spencer Cook, Animation Supervisor, Spider-Man(R) 3 Cook's other credits include animation supervisor on The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, character animator on the Academy Award(R) winning film Spider-Man(R) 2, and lead character animator on the Academy Award(R) nominated films Spider-Man(R) and Hollow Man. NOTE: Please join Scott, Peter, Ken and Spencer in the Imageworks Booth (#4419) on Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm for a special book sale and signing session of The Spider-Man Chronicles: The Art and Making of Spider-Man 3.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Imageworks
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