Media Alert: Spider-Man(R)3: Triple Threat

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Sony Pictures Imageworks

    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
             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