Media Alert: Spider-Man®3: Triple Threat


The following was released today by Sony Pictures Imageworks.

  WHAT:   Sony Pictures Imageworks Presents ...

                      Spider-Man®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®
          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® 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® 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™ 2 and the Academy
          Award®-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® 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® 3
          Cook's other credits include animation supervisor on The Matrix
          Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, character animator on the
          Academy Award® winning film Spider-Man® 2, and lead character
          animator on the Academy Award® nominated films Spider-Man® 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.

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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Imageworks

CONTACT: Rachel Falikoff of Sony Pictures Imageworks, +1-310-840-8789,

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