LOS ANGELES – The Visual Effects Society has inducted seven Fellows to its Society based on their contributions to the art and science of visual effects.
The new Fellows include visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund; Pacific Data Images founder Carl Rosendahl; president of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios Ed Catmull; director, producer, visual effects supervisor and stop-motion pioneer Phil Tippett; cinematographer and visual effects supervisor Bill Taylor; visual effects supervisor Mark Stetson; and visual effects producer and software developer Ray Feeney.
VES Fellows are honored for making exceptional achievements and sustained contributions to the art, science or business of visual effects and maintaining outstanding reputations. No more than 10 Fellows are created in any given year. The inaugural Fellows who were inducted last year are Dennis Muren, Doug Trumbull and Jonathan Erland.
Jeffrey A. Okun, chair of the Visual Effects Society, comments: “Fellows represents the pinnacle achievement possible by Visual Effects artists and scientists. To be recognized by the VES as a Fellow is not just an honor, but also recognition of the scope and impact they have made on the entertainment industry and storytelling.”
He continues: “Each of our new Fellows have demonstrated not only a mastery of art and imagery, but also provided the leadership and inspiration that make the visual effects, and the world of entertainment in general, a brighter and more compelling and imaginative place to work. Each of them have changed lives due to what they have brought to life, created or imagined and then realized. Each have contributed to the industry in a significant manner, and we are proud to award them this prestigious honor.”