Los Angeles - Animal Logic digital artists were recognized at the 8th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards and won the award for Outstanding Matte Painting in a Broadcast Program or Commercial for its work on a Kaiser Permanente television commercial.
At the ceremony, which was held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Animal Logic’s Ben Walsh, Ben Walker, David Woodland, and Kim Taylor were named as recipients of the prestigious prize, recognizing the beautifully crafted matte paintings that appear in the commercial, titled "Emerald Cities."
In the spot, directed by Biscuit Filmworks’ Noam Murro, Animal Logic was responsible for digitally transforming an urban concrete jungle into a lush, fertile landscape. Towering matte-painted trees were integrated into a live action city environment.
Now in its eighth year, the VES awards recognises outstanding visual effects artistry in more than 20 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, and video games.