Thursday, 5 February 2015

THE APES CONQUER THE VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY... AGAIN


Having led the nominations for the Visual Effects Society's 2014 awards, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes wins the industry group's top award, and tops all live action films in the overall awards tally. Among animated films, Big Hero 6 cleans up - these two dominant titles deserve all of the respect they get from the effects community. Check out the VES nominations right here, and their winners below:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Hannah Bianchini, Matt Kutcher, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri and Ryan Stafford (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Ivy Agregan, Jake Braver, Ara Khanikian and Isabelle Langlois (Birdman)

Outstanding Models in Any Motion Media Project
Brett Achorn, Duong Minh, Scott Watanabe and Larry Wu – ‘City of San Fransokyo’ (Big Hero 6)

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal / Live Action Motion Media Project
Austin Bonang, Dennis Jones, Casey Schatz and Newton Thomas Sigel – ‘Kitchen Scene’ (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Quentin Hema, Simone Riginelli, Christoph Salzmann and Florian Schroeder (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Tom Bracht, Kirsty Clark, Thomas Døhlen and Graham Page – ‘Tesseract’ (Interstellar)

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Sam Hancock, Timmy Lundin, Premamurti Paetsch and Adam Paschke- ‘Quicksilver Pentagon Kitchen’ (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Photoreal / Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Andrea Merlo, Emiliano Padovani, Paul Story and Eteuati Tema – ‘Caesar’ (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Roy Conli, Don Hall, Zach Parrish and Chris Williams (Big Hero 6)

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Ralf Habel, David Hutchins, Michael Kaschalk and Olun Riley – ‘Into the Portal’ (Big Hero 6)

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Henrik Fält, David Hutchins, Michael Kaschalk and John Kosnik (Big Hero 6)

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Colin Eckart, John Kahwaty, Zach Parrish and Zack Petroc – ‘Baymax’ (Big Hero 6)

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann (Wrapped)