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SpeedTree Brings Photoreal Vegetation to The Wolf of Wall Street
COLUMBIA, SC — From a prison yard to a beachside wedding with windblown palms, a wide range of critical location shots in the 2014 Oscar-nominated film The Wolf of Wall Street were created with the ...
ShortsHD Movie Channel to Show 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films in Theaters
Los Angeles, CA — ShortsHD, the world's only Short Movie Channel in high definition (www.shorts.tv), working with Magnolia Pictures, opens The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 in over 250 theatres ...
'Possessions' Gets Animated Short Oscar Nomination
BEVERLY HILLS — Known throughout Japan as Tsukomo, the animated short "Possessions" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Animated Short Film category. "Possessions" is part of Katsuhiro ...
'Room on a Broom' Gets Oscar Nod for Animated Short
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — "Room on the Broom" has been nominated for an Oscar in the Short Film (Animated) category. The film was directed by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer. The honor marks Lang's second ...
19 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored with Academy Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its ...
Feature Films in Contention for Best Picture Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Two hundred eighty-nine feature films are eligible for the 2013 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.
75 Original Songs Tune Up for 2013 Oscar
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of ...
114 Original Scores in Oscar Race
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — One hundred fourteen scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 86th Oscars, the ...
Redefining Cinematography
Is Gravity an animated film? Oscar may want to know.
10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar Race
BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
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The Contenders

71st Annual Golden Globe Nominations Revealed
The 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were revealed on December 12, with The Croods, Despicable Me 2, and Frozen making the list for best animated feature film. The Wind Rises, an animated film by ...
Turkey Recipe
Reel FX stuffs its first animated feature film with all the right ingredients.
Making Space
Framestore helps Director Alfonso Cuarón fight zero gravity while achieving his ambitious vision in outer space.
Work to Howl About
MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY — Produced by 20th Century Fox and directed by James Mangold, The Wolverine was filmed in Australia, The Wolverine also undertook a significant portion of its VFX down under.
Creating Monster-Size Effects
MONTREAL — Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX tackled a comprehensive array of creative and technological challenges through its contributions to “Pacific Rim,” marking the company’s ...
Creating Drama for ‘The Lone Ranger’
What would a good western be without trains, barren landscapes, deep canyons, and of course, the “law” chasing after baddies on horseback. For Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp ...
Patriotic Spirit for ‘Iron Man 3’
Luma adds armor, weaponry and environmental effects in the third installment of this popular franchise.
John Toll, ASC Goes Digital for Iron Man 3
Master cinematographer John Toll, ASC recently made his first feature-film foray into digital cinematography on Iron Man 3: Revealing the Mandarin, Marvel Entertainment’s latest installment of the ...
The Gold Standard
Experts in the film industry weigh in on why certain releases may catch the attention of academy voters in the visual effects and animated feature categories.
Anticipating Oscar
Experts in the film industry weigh in on why certain releases may catch the attention of Academy voters in the visual effects and animated feature categories.
Zombie Tsunami
Artists at Cinesite and MPC animate CG zombies for World War Z
Go Large
Industrial Light & Magic artists use CG tools to create battleship-sized creatures for Guillermo del Toro’s film Pacific Rim
Sun Screen
Summer theater heats up with compelling VFX and CGI
A Snail's Race
CG animators at DreamWorks put a speedy snail on the track at the Indy 500.
Stark Realities
Seventeen visual effects studios created iron suits, explosions, glowing bad guys, digital doubles, CG environments, destruction, chaotic battles, and more for Iron Man 3
Epic!
Blue Sky Studios pulls out all the stops to create a rousing animated film set in a fantasy landscape that looks real enough to be someone’s backyard, if that someone were very tiny
Crood Awakening
The latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation sends a naïve but energetic family on a survival quest during prehistoric times

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VES News

Autodesk Honors Promising Filmmakers with VES Student Award
7-Feb-2013
"Natalis" from Filmakademie in Germany wins outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project Award.
Life of Pi, Brave Big Winners at VES Awards
6-Feb-2013
At the VES Awards, it is the artists and the artistry, not the movie itself, that garners votes. But having a movie that requires state-of-the-art animation and visual effects is certainly a plus.
VES Nominees Announced
7-Jan-2013
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for its 11th Annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, ...
VES to Honor Ang Lee with Visionary Award
5-Jan-2013
LOS ANGELES – The Visual Effects Society will honor Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee with the VES Visionary Award at the 11th Annual VES Awards on Tuesday, February 5, at the Beverly Hilton ...
VES To Honor Ang Lee With Visionary Award
4-Jan-2013
LOS ANGELES – The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) will honor Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee with its Visionary Award at the 11th Annual VES Awards. The Awards are ...

Other Awards News

41st Annie Award Nominees Revealed
3-Dec-2013
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.
SAG Honors Top Performances
28-Jan-2013
LOS ANGELES — SAG-AFTRA (sagawards.org) presented its Actor statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” ...
Winners Announced in 2013 Golden Globes Race
14-Jan-2013
The Golden Globes, considered the prelude to the Oscars, revealed their winners. Taking top honors for Best Motion Picture – Drama was “Argo,” which is also nominated for Best Picture in the Academy ...
BAFTA Film Nominees Announced
11-Jan-2013
Lincoln tops the list of nominations with 10, followed by Les Misérables and Life of Pi with nine each.
Producers Guild Unveils 2013 Nominees
3-Jan-2013
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced both the motion-picture and long-form television nominations for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards. A range of films made the list for the ...
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