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Gravity dominates the Visual Effects Society Awards

13 February 2014 10:03 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

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

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Gravity, Frozen rule Ves awards

13 February 2014 1:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gravity earns six prizes, Frozen four at 12th annual Visual Effects Society awards.

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

Gravity

(Tim Webber, Nikki Penny, Neil Corbould, Richard McBride)

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects In A Feature Motion Picture

The Lone Ranger

(Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Shari Hanson, Kevin Martel)

Outstanding Animation In An Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen

(Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho, Lino Di Salvo)

Outstanding Animated Character In A Live Action Feature Motion Picture

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug

(Eric Reynolds, David Clayton, Myriam Catrin, Guillaume Francois)

Outstanding Animated Character In An Animated Feature Motion Picture

Frozen: Bringing the Snow Queen to Life

(Alexander Alvarado, Joy Johnson, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Animated Short - Golden Age Of Insect Aviation

28 January 2014 8:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here's a funny and very short animated project called Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers. The short was created by Wayne Unten, and here's a description that came along with it,

"In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America."

While taking my kids to the playground, I shot live-action footage of a grasshopper, using my iPhone.

This is one of many short animated clips I've made for fun. I might continue this particular clip as an Insect Aviation series... who knows :)

The outcome turned out pretty awesome, and it made me laugh. I hope you enjoy it! 

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- Joey Paur

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Awards Season Continues With Visual Effects, Sound Mixing And Makeup Nominations

14 January 2014 6:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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, »

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‘Gravity’ Tops Visual Effects Society Nominations

14 January 2014 1:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.”

Nobable omissions from the top category include “Man of Steel” (which got 2 nominations), “The Wolverine, »

- Francesca Bacardi

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