Hollywood, Calif. - LOOK Effects' visual effects supervisor, Dan Schrecker, has received a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award nomination for his work on Black Swan. The film and Schrecker have been nominated in the Special Visual Effects category. A Fox Searchlight film,
Black Swan received a total of 12 BAFTA nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards will be presented at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, February 13, 2011.
LOOK produced more than 200 shots for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which is the only film that is also nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture category.
"All of us at LOOK are thrilled to have our work recognized and be included in this stellar group of pictures nominated for Special Visual Effects," says Mark Driscoll, president of LOOK Effects. "By nominating Black Swan in this category, BAFTA has shown a great understanding of the importance of visual effects in the art of storytelling in film."
Visual effects supervisor Dan Schrecker has worked with director Darren Aronofsky on all his films, beginning with "Pi" through
Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, and
The Wrestler. Schrecker's other credits include:
The Bounty Hunter,
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, The Producers, and the ABC series, "Life on Mars" which he supervised on location in New York City. Schrecker's multi-faceted career started with degrees from Harvard and NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.
"It is such an honor to be nominated, especially given the caliber of the other films included," says Dan Schrecker. "Black Swan was a labor of love for all of us who worked on the film. We worked hard to get our very best up on the screen and it's gratifying to have our effort recognized by BAFTA."
Since then, he had supervised and created visual effects, designed titles, and motion graphics, adding to his expertise in multimedia and interactive formats, traditional cel animation, and claymation. His work has earned him Visual Effects Society nominations for Best Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture for Black Swan (this year),
Frida (2002), and
The Fountain (Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture, 2006).