ITS, a Vienna, Virginia-based trade association of the post-productionindustry, has announced the winners of the 1999 International MonitorAwards. "The Awards recognize artists who have successfully mastered thesynthesis of creativity and technology. It is the highest recognition foroutstanding production and post-production," says Ruth Roland, Chairman ofthe 20th Annual International Awards. This year's animation related winnerswere:
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR FILM ORIGINATED TELEVISION SERIESSTAR TREK: VOYAGER "Thirty Days;" Santa Monica, Cal.-based Digital MagicCompany
BEST ACHIEVEMENT FOR FILM ORIGINATED TELEVISION SPECIALSMERLIN; London-based The Framestore
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR THEATRICAL RELEASESWHAT DREAMS MAY COME; Santa Monica, Cal.-based Pacific Ocean Post
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMINGCASPER MEETS WENDY; Toluca Lake, Cal.-based Pixel Magic
BEST ACHIEVEMENT FOR SHORT SUBJECTSBUNNY; Harrison, New York-based Blue Sky Studios
BEST DIRECTOR FOR SHORT SUBJECTSBUNNY; Chris Wedge
BEST 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION FOR OPENS, CLOSES & TITLESWINTER OLYMPICS; London, England-based BBC Resources
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR OPENS, CLOSES & TITLESOUTER LIMITS; Hollywood, Cal.-based Complete Post, Inc.
BEST 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION FOR NATIONAL COMMERCIALS"Nature's Resource Campaign;" Harrison, New York-based Blue Sky Studios
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR NATIONAL COMMERCIALS"Trophomotion;" North Adams, Mass.-based Kleiser-Walczak Construction Company
BEST VIDEO PAINT DESIGN FOR NATIONAL COMMERCIALS"Chevrolet S-10 Animator;" Southfield, Michigan-based Universal Images, Inc.
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR INTERNAL CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSIDN Multimedia-Design Collective; New York, New York-based Manhattan Transfer
BEST ELECTRONIC VISUAL EFFECTS FOR INFORMATIONAL NON-BROADCAST1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA; Arlington, Virginia-based The FreedomForum Newseum
BEST ACHIEVEMENT FOR SHOW/DEMO REELSNew York, New York-based Rhinoceros Visual Effects and Design