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Visual Effects Society Reveals Nominees of 11th Annual Ves Awards

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for their 11th Annual Ves Awards. From film to animation to television to commercials and video games, the Ves Awards honor the outstanding visual effects artistry.

"Life of Pi's" Ang Lee will be honored with the Visionary Award. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 5, at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's the complete list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Joe Letteri

Eileen Moran

Eric Saindon

Kevin L. Sherwood

Prometheus

Paul Butterworth

Charley Henley

Allen Maris

Richard Stammers

Life of Pi

Thomas Fisher

Susan Macleod

Guillaume Rocheron

Bill Westenhofer

The Avengers

Susan Pickett

Janek Sirrs

Jeff White

Guy Williams

Battleship

Grady Cofer

Pablo Helman

Jeanie King

Glen Mcintosh

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture

Rust and Bone

Béatrice Bauwens
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Fuel VFX receives Visual Effects Society award nominations

Fuel VFX has received two award nominations from the Visual Effects Society.

The.peer-voted accolade for the company's work on Ridley Scott.s Prometheus follows the near-collapse of the VFX house, which was saved in October 2012 when Animal Logic acquired its assets.

Fuel co-founder Paul Butterworth was nominated for .Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. for Prometheus (alongside non-Fuel nominations Charley Henley, Allen Maris and Richard Stammers).

The Fuel team of Xavier Bourque, Sam Cole, Simone Riginell and Denis Scolan - representing the hard work of all 16 compositors who worked on the film at the company - were nominated for Prometheus (Engineers & the Orrery) in the "Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture" category.

Fuel has also provided effects on a number of Marvel films including Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Fuel continues to run from its Newtown, Sydney-based offices where Animal Logic
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2013 Visual Effects Society Awards Nominations Include Life Of Pi, The Hobbit, The Avengers, and Battleship

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the upcoming 11th Annual Ves Awards. This year’s major players include Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, The Avengers, and Battleship, all of which landed nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture. The Ves Awards also recognize visual effects work in more dramatic fare, singling out the impressive effects of films like Flight and The Impossible. Duking it out for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature will be the ridiculously impressive Richard Parker in Life of Pi, Hulk in The Avengers, and Gollum and Goblin King in The Hobbit. Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees. The 11th Annual Ves Awards will take place on February 5th. Here’s the list of nominees: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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Hell Unleashed: The Making of Wrath of the Titans

Trevor Hogg chats with Visual Effects Supervisors Nick Davis, Gary Brozenich, Olivier Dumont and Bryan Hirota as well as CG Supervisor Martin Chamney about their work on Wrath of the Titans...

“It certainly changed the stylistic approach towards them,” states Visual Effects Supervisor Nick Davis (The Dark Knight) who collaborated with filmmaker Louis Leterrier on Clash of the Titans (2010), while Jonathan Liebesman helmed its sequel Wrath of the Titans (2012). “With the first movie we had more of a comic book fantastical moviemaking style and when we came to the second movie, it was a rougher, rugged documentary realistic style of filmmaking that Jonathan wanted to do.” Replacing the Kraken as the signature creature in the cinematic franchise is the volatile Greek mythological deity who fathered Hades, Hera, Poseidon, and Zeus. “Probably the most challenging part was Kronos and the end battle. How do you design a 2000 foot tall creature that gives you scale,
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Bill George Talks I Am Number Four Special Effects

The visual effects supervisor discusses working with director D.J. Caruso, molding the effects shots for this sci-fi adventure, and more

Disney's new sci-fi adventure I Am Number Four will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on May 24. To help promote this home video release, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment held a virtual roundtable sessions with visual effects supervisor Bill George, who discussed his work on I Am Number Four. Take a look at what he had to say below.

What advice would you give to someone who dreams about wanting to get a job in the visual effects industry

Bill George: There is a tremendous power in doing. Years before I got my first job in the industry building models, I built them as a hobby. I'd advise someone to do what they dream of doing and they will learn so much from the experience.
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Image Conscious: A conversation with visual effects supervisor John "DJ" DesJardin

Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor John 'DJ' Des Jardin...

“2001: A Space Odyssey was my inspiration in 1968 when I was seven years old; it freaked me out even at such a young age because it seemed so real,” states Warner Bros. Visual Effects Supervisor John “DJ” DesJardin whose fascination with science fiction saw him attempt to translate his mental images into cinematic ones. The native of Wisconsin attended the University of Michigan with a particular career path in mind. “I actually went there with the intention of being a marine biologist of all things because they had really good science programs. During my freshmen orientation they started talking about the film program there and I immediately switched. It was like something went off inside me and said, ‘I could go to school, practice this thing I’ve been doing off to the side, and do it for real.
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I Am Number Four Edit Bay Visit; Steve Watches 20 Minutes of Footage and Also Interviews Director D.J. Caruso

With director D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four almost finished, DreamWorks invited a few online reporters to visit the editing room to check out about twenty minutes of footage and also talk with Caruso. Since we’ve been covering the movie since its inception, you know the film stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Callan McAuliffe and the plot centers on nine aliens who escaped the destruction of their planet and landed on Earth, but are now on the run from those who destroyed their home world. Alex Pettyfer plays number four and he’s the next one being targeted for death. While the first teaser trailer showed you with some cool images, the just released full trailer does a great job explaining the story and introducing us to the characters and their special powers.

Anyway, in the editing room Caruso showed us the opening ten minutes,
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