Visual Effects Society announces special 2021 honourees

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the Society’s newest lifetime members and this year’s recipients of the VES Founders Award.  The names of this year’s VES Fellows, Honorary members and inductees into the VES Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date.  The honorees and Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated at … Read more

Creative studio Framestore celebrates 5 VES Award wins

Framestore celebrated five wins at the Visual Effects Society (VES) awards ceremony, including the prestigious Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature award for The Midnight Sky.  Fiona Walkinshaw, Framestore’s global managing director, Film, said: “The VES wins for The Midnight Sky, The Crown and Project Power are a real testament to the craft, creativity and technical … Read more

DNEG appoints technology innovator Roy C. Anthony as global head of research

Visual effects company DNEG has appointed digital technology innovator and real-time workflow expert Roy C. Anthony as global head of research. Brought on board by DNEG’s global CTO, Paul Salvini, the appointment continues DNEG’s ongoing commitment to deliver its technology vision, while also fostering a culture of originality at the company and boosting its global … Read more

The VFX Supervisor-DP Relationship

THE REAL AND THE UNREAL “In my experience, most DPs get VFX. They’re often a technical bunch who love cameras and gear so they get what we do,” says Geoff D.E. Scott. Scott has supervised his share of visual effects, both on celluloid-shot movies, like Richard Donner’s underrated thriller 16 Blocks and Robert Eggers’ career-launching … Read more

Visual Effects Society announces VES Awards nominees

The Mandalorian garners most nominations and leads the broadcast field with 13 nominations. Soul is top animated contender. Project Power and The Witches lead feature film nominations with three each. Nominees in 25 categories were selected by VES members via 32 virtual nomination events conducted across the globe. Given the state of the pandemic and … Read more

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more

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