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Double Negative nominated for 'Harry Potter' work
LONDON — Double Negative, which won an Oscar in 2011 for its work on Inception, has been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar for the studio’s contributions to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ...
Oscar Nominees Announced, 'Hugo' Leads With 11
HOLLYWOOD — After a lot of hype, positioning, and debate, the short-list nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were revealed, with director Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” garnering the most nods at 11 ...
Indies Capture 60 Oscar Nominations
LOS ANGELES — The Independent Film & Television Alliance reports that independent films captured 60 nominations in feature categories for the 84th Academy Awards. The IFTA (www.ifta-online.org) is ...
Digital Domain Recognized For 'Real Steel' & 'Transformers'
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Two film worked on by Digital Domain Media Group (www.ddmg.co) have been nominated for the visual effects Academy Award: Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Jonathan Erland To Receive Academy Medal
BEVERLY HILLS — Visual effects technologist Jonathan Erland has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ...
Academy Approves New Rules For Docs & Shorts
BEVERLY HILLS — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved documentary and short films rules for the 85th Academy Awards at its most recent meeting.
Academy To Honor Douglas Trumbull
BEVERLY HILLS — The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker who has worked as a designer, ...
Road To Oscars
2011 started off rather slowly at the box office—possibly an economic statement more so than one reflective of the movie releases. Despite a first-quarter lineup with virtually something for every ...
Academy To Present 8 Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards
BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 28 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual ...
10 Contenders Remain in VFX Race
BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (www.oscars.org) announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards.
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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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