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By aslan
#34693
That's a surprise. There was a small thought in my head that ILM might be struggling a bit given the apparent lack of projects for next year, most of the big stuff is already asigned, and the few we know of is still a big step down from their current output. So this expansion obviously puts paid to that notion!

Unless this is a precursor to reducing the San Francisco facilities scope.
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By ShaneP
#34694
The real question is what does this mean, if anything, to Singapore? Will ILM relocate to Oceania and leave Singapore? This studio would be on the Gold Cost so it is pretty darn close to Singapore. The article mentions the main driver was Luke Hetherington, ILM Singapore's Exec. Producer and he is from Australia and a Animal Logic vet.

I would keep an eye on Singapore.
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By ninja turtle
#34695
I think we all know earth is flat so Australia is no more down under! Btw 5 facilities around the world is a bit too much, unless the australian one is a small studio like the one ILM had in L.A. a few years ago(i remember right?) I don't think they will dismantle so easly the Singapore studio, too much know how acquired in 13 years.
By Kmart
#34696
Hey, I've got a great location for a facility when ILM is going to do the world's first fully CG porn flick -- Bangkok!
(as some smartass -- not me, though I wish! -- once said, that name sounds like something Ian Fleming would have made up.)
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By ShaneP
#34697
:lol: Kmart. It does! God, now I have that Falco song in my head! :-?

I think we all know earth is flat so Australia is no more down under! Btw 5 facilities around the world is a bit too much, unless the australian one is a small studio like the one ILM had in L.A. a few years ago(i remember right?) I don't think they will dismantle so easly the Singapore studio, too much know how acquired in 13 years.
That's a good point. ILM did spend time with the local Jedi apprenticeship program training people in Singapore. They've invested much. I hope it means they will mostly draw from the substantial talent pool Australia and NZ have built up over the last few decades and not draw back in other places. I wish we didn't have subsidies in order to do so but vfx is one of many, many economic sectors that use subsidisation. They're hardly the worst culprits in that regard.