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Yesterday night, the Visual Effect Society held their 12th annual awards show, and surprising no one, Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar hopeful Gravity was the big winner. The film took home six Ves awards, making it by far the dominant feature on display. This obviously furthers the chances of it taking home the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, but we can all agree that it was already pretty much a lock to win there. The only other feature competing in that category that made any dent at the awards was The Lone Ranger, which won Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. As for Gravity’s half dozen wins, they were in the categories of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture (their version of Best Picture, basically), Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture, »
- Joey Magidson
As expected, Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar-contending "Gravity" dominated the 12th annual Ves Awards, grabbing six trophies at the Beverly Hilton Wednesday night, including outstanding visual effects-driven feature, while Disney's "Frozen" juggernaut went four for four, including outstanding animated feature (a first for the studio). "Gravity"'s dazzling technical prowess also encompassed live action environment (exterior), live action virtual cinematography, feature models (Iss exterior), live action FX and simulation animation (parachute and Iss destruction) and feature compositing. "One of the great things about this movie is everything coming together and everyone working together," remarked Framestore's VFX supervisor Tim Webber backstage. He also acknowledged that there was no line at all between cinematography and VFX, speaking on behalf of co-winner and Oscar frontrunner Emmanuel ("Chivo") Lubezki, who was unable to attend. Co-winners for virtual cinematography Richard McBride and »
- Bill Desowitz
It was a big night for two of the dominant films of the awards season as the prizes were handed out in Los Angeles on February 12.
Film category winners of the 12th Annual Ves Awards:
Outstanding Visual Effects In A Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In A Feature Motion Picture
Outstanding Animation In An Animated Feature Motion Picture
Outstanding Animated Character In A Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Outstanding Animated Character In An Animated Feature Motion Picture
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Today was a busy day for some of the smaller guilds with the Visual Effects Society, the Cinema Audio Society, and the Makeup and Hairstylists Guilds all announcing their nominations for 2013.
First, we have the Ves, whose main category to look at is “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture,” where we find Gravity and four other nominees that are just going to have to be happy with the fact that they got nominated. This is perhaps the easiest category to call in the entirety of awards season, and I don’t mean just here, but for the Oscar as well (Last year’s winner, Life of Pi, easily took this category before going on to claim the Oscar). It’s true that films like The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Star Trek Into Darkness had outstanding effects as well, but nothing even came close to the amazing, »
- Jeff Beck
Los Angeles (January 14, 2014) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (Ves), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Ves Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life. Nominees were selected by Ves members via concurrent events in Los Angeles and within the eight Global Ves Sections – New York, Bay Area, New Zealand, Sydney, United Kingdom, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The Ves Awards will be held on February 12th at the Beverly Hilton. “The artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world have come together to tell the most amazing stories imaginable,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, Ves Chair. “This year, more than ever, we have seen the fantastic become normal, the unimaginable become reality and the »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The Visual Effects Society has announced this year’s nominees for the 12th annual VES awards.
As previously announced, the Visionary Award will be presented to Alfonso Cuarón for “Gravity,” which led all films with eight vfx nominations. “Pacific Rim” received six, while “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and Iron Man 3” received five each.
Those pics were nominated in the “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature” category. In a surprise, “The Lone Ranger” was nominated in feature supporting vfx. Disney’s disastrous Western was quite f/x-driven, though many of its effects were in-camera practical f/x, which aren’t a major focus for the Ves. Other supporting effects nominees include ”Rush,” “The Great Gatsby,” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “White House Down.”
- Francesca Bacardi
The Visual Effects Society (Ves) delivered no surprises on January 14 as it announced the nominations for the 12th Annual Ves Awards.
The 12th Annual Ves Awards Ceremony will take place on February 12 in Los Angeles.
The feature film nominees are as follows:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
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