Scooper ‘Retroman’ has sent us links to three Spider-Man 3 set reports from an extra and two bystanders who witnessed filming at Orpheum Theater, Fox Hills Mall and Sony Studios (they include spoilers!).
Meanwhile, Utah Valley State College has a bit on who’s working on animatics for Spider-Man 3:
Former UVSC graphic design student Tyler Thomson ’05 of Spanish Fork, Utah, has always dreamed of making it big, and through hard work and help from his UVSC art and visual communications professors, Thompson is living his dream working for makers of Hollywood’s “Spider-man 3,” due in theaters May 2007.
After completing a two-week summer internship at Sony Pictures in Culver City, Calif., Thompson was offered the position of animatic/previs artist through March 2006. Before filming can begin on the movie, Thompson is busy animating storyboards to assist the film’s director in planning for intimate control over camera angles and character action.
Also, John Dykstra is auctioning off his Spider-Man 2 shoes! Say what, you say? Read on…
John Dykstra, Academy Award(r) winning visual effects artist on “Star Wars” and “Spider-Man 2” is auctioning off his shoes and a 30-minute mentorship with him on eBay from February 26 – March 5, 2006.
Of his shoes, he says “Putting these shoes on was the first step each day for the two years I spent working on Spiderman II. No matter how great a challenge the day presented, I convinced myself that if I could get the shoes on and get out the door that I would almost always find a solution. The trick is to begin, no matter how daunting the challenge.”
Other successful artists/entertainers also auctioning off or giving-away their shoes and a mentorship include Jim Toomey, Jef Mallet, Ken Jennings, John Ondrasik, and others. This shoe and mentorship auction is part of the Get in Their Shoes campaign. (GetinTheirShoes.org) The Campaign is a call to action by successful business leaders, athletes, entertainers, and politicians to rally aspiring leaders to lift themselves out of their limiting circumstances by proactively interviewing successful professionals within their own communities.
Be sure to check it out.