LightWave Artists Win Visual Effects Society 2011 Award for Caprica

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San Antonio, Texas - NewTek, a provider of 3D animation and video products, applauds the 2011 Visual Effects Society (VES) award-winners and nominees that count on NewTek LightWave to deliver groundbreaking visual effects tools for broadcast and film.

The LightWave 3D VES 2011 award-winners and nominees are:

Winner: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
"Caprica"
iring on the Syfy Channel, "Caprica" is a science-fiction family saga that takes place 58 years before "Battlestar Galactica," and follows two rival families as they grow, compete, and thrive in a society similar to our own. Entangled in the technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe, blending action with corporate conspiracy. Michael Gibson, VFX Producer Gary Hutzel, VFX Supervisor Davey Morton, VFX Artist Jesse Toves,

CGI Artist Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
"Undercovers"
From acclaimed writer/producer/director, J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek," "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias") and executive producer/writer, Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters," "What About Brian") this sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama proves once and for all that marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership. Jay Worth, VFX Producer / Supervisor Andrew Waisler, VFX Supervisor Ron Thornton, VFX Supervisor Andrew Kramer, Digital Artist

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials, to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of more than 2,200 members in 20 countries, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large, through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.


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