Why Chris Nolan Is Cooler Than Everyone…

“I’m often quoted in the press talking about visual effects like an actress talks about her use of botox… I know visual effects people pride themselves on doing the impossible. I’d just like to encourage you to say no to the unreasonable,” Chris Nolan receiving the inaugural Visual Effects Society’s Read More »

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Visual Effects Awards: ‘Inception’ Wins 4, ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ 3

Los Angeles, February 1, 2011 – The Visual Effects Society announced the winners of the 9th Annual VES Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The annual event recognizes outstanding visual effects in more … Read More »

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Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

Inception garnered four nominations and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire received five as the Visual Effects Society set the finalists for awards that will be announced at a Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony on February 1. Aside from the awards, VFX pioneer Ray Harryhausen will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Inception director Chris Nolan will be given the Visionary Award. Here is the complete list of nominees:

Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture
Inception
Paul Franklin Visual Effects Supervisor
Chris Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Mike Chambers Visual Effects Producer
Matthew Plummer Visual Effects Producer

Iron Man 2
Ben Snow VFX Supervisor
Ged Wright VFX Supervisor
Janek Sirrs VFX Supervisor
Susan Pickett VFX Producer

TRON: Legacy
Eric Barba Visual Effects Supervisor
Lisa Beroud Visual Effects Producer
Steve Preeg Animation Director
Karl Denham Sequence Supervisor

Alice In Wonderland
Ken Ralston Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Tom Peitzman Visual Effects Producer
David Schaub Animation Supervisor
Carey Villegas Visual Effects Supervisor

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Tim Burke Overall VFX Supervisor
Emma Norton Visual Effects Producer
John Richardson Special Effects Supervisor

Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
Green Zone
Peter Chiang Visual Effects Supervisor
Charlie Noble Visual Effects Supervisor
Joss Williams Special Effects Supervisor
Matthew Plummer Visual Effects Producer

SALT
Robert Grasmere Visual Effects Supervisor
Camille Cellucci Visual Effects Producer
Mark Breakspear Visual Effects Supervisor
Ivan Moran Visual Effects Supervisor

Hereafter
Michael Owens VFX Supervisor
Joel Mendias Executive Producer
Bryan Grill VFX Supervisor
Danielle Plantec CG Supervisor

Black Swan
Dan Schrecker Visual Effects Supervisor
Colleen Bachman Visual Effects Producer
Michael Capton 3D Supervisor
Brad Kalinoski Compositing Supervisor

Robin Hood
Richard Stammers Overall VFX Supervisor
Allen Maris VFX Producer
Jessica Norman Digital Effects Supervisor
Max Wood CG Supervisor

Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Tangled
Clay Kaytis Supervising Animator
John Kahrs Supervising Animator
Glen Keane Supervising Animator
Roy Conli Producer

How to Train Your Dragon
Simon Otto Head of Character Animation
Craig Ring Visual Effects Supervisor
Bonnie Arnold Produced By

Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich Director
Darla K. Anderson Producer
Guido Quaroni Supervising Technical Director
Michael Fong Simulation & Effects Supervisor

Shrek Forever After
Jason Reisig Head of Character Animation
Doug Cooper VFX Supervisor
Gina Shay Produced By
Teresa Cheng Produced By

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Zareh Naibandian Producer
Simon Whiteley Production Designer
Eric Leighton Animation Director
Alex Weight Animation Supervisor

Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Last Day of the Dinosaurs
Arnaud Brisebois Artistic Director
Louis Desrochers VFX Artist
Alain Lachance Visual Effects Producer
Marc-Antoine Rousseau Visual Effects Supervisor

Inside The Perfect Predator
Philip Dobree VFX Supervisor/VFX Producer
Richard Costin Animation TD
Sam Meisels Compositor

The Pacific
John Sullivan Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
David Taritero VFX Producer
William Mesa Visual Effects Supervisor
Marco Requay Digital Visual Effects Supervisor

Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa
Dorothy McKim Producer
Kyle Odermatt VFX Supervisor
Andy Harkness Art Director
Adolph Lusinsky Look and Lighting Director

America – Story of US
Philip Dobree VFX Supervisor/VFX Producer
Emile Hardy DMP
Sam Howell Lead Animator

Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Caprica
Michael Gibson VFX Producer
Gary Hutzel VFX Supervisor
Davey Morton VFX Artist
Jesse Toves CGI Artist

No Ordinary Family
Andrew Orloff VFX Supervisor
Curt Miller VFX Supervisor
Paul Linden VFX Supervisor
Scott Tinter VFX Producer

V
Andrew Orloff VFX Supervisor
Nathan Overstrom 2D Supervisor
Karen Czukerberg VFX Producer
Roberto Biagi VFX Supervisor

The Event
Victor Scalise Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Spratt Visual Effects Producer
Diego Galtieri Compositor
Mike Enriquez Lead 3D Artist

Stargate: Universe
Mark Savela VFX Supervisor
James Rorick VFX Producer
Craig Vanden Biggelaar Digital Effects Supervisor
Adam de Bosch Kemper Lead Animator

Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
The Walking Dead
Sam Nicholson Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Sperling Visual Effects Supervisor
Kent Johnson Visual Effects Producer
Chris Martin Compositing Supervisor

Human Target
Andrew Orloff VFX Supervisor
Raoul Bolognini VFX Producer
Nathan Overstrom 2D Supervisor
Jason Monroe Lead Modeler

Undercovers
Jay Worth VFX Producer / Supervisor
Andrew Waisler VFX Supervisor
Ron Thornton VFX Supervisor
Andrew Kramer Digital Artist

Boardwalk Empire
Robert Stromberg VFX Supervisor
Dave Taritero VFX Producer
Richard Friedlander VFX Producer
Paul Graff VFX Supervisor

Lost
Adam Avitabile Visual Effects Supervisor
Melinka Thompson-
Godoy Visual Effects Producer
Michael Capton 3D Supervisor
Brad Kalinoski Compositing Supervisor Read More »

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