The Visual Effects Society (VES) will introduce a new category -- Outstanding Effects in an Animated Motion Picture -- at the 6th Annual VES Awards, to be held Feb. 10, 2008, for the second consecutive year at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood.
The VES will begin accepting submissions for all categories on Sept. 1 through Dec. 3. Rules and Procedures as well as submission worksheets can be found at www.vesawards.com.
"We are constantly striving to create or modify categories to accurately acknowledge the increasingly demanding and often overlooked work of VFX professionals," said Jeffrey A. Okun, VES chair of the board. "We are proud to offer this new category, which we know will give the animation professionals a higher profile at our awards presentation."
The annual VES Awards show honors the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation commercials, special venue projects and videogames. The categories open for submission are:
1. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture 2. Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture 3. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special 4. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series 5. Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program 6. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial 7. Best Single Visual Effect of the Year 8. Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game 9. Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game 10. Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project 11. Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture 12. Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture 13. Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial 14. Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Broadcast Program or Commercial 15. Outstanding Effects in an Animated Motion Picture 16. Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture 17. Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial 18. Outstanding Models or Miniatures in a Motion Picture 19. Outstanding Models or Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial 20. Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture 21. Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial 22. Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture 23. Outstanding Special Effects in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
VES (www.visualeffectssociety.com) is a professional, honorary society, dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences, and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest uniform standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary year, VES is the entertainment industry's only official trade organization representing the extended community of visual effects practitioners including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers, educators and studio executives.Its 1,500 global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos, games and new media. VES strives to enrich and educate its members and the entertainment community at large through many domestic and international events, screenings and programs. Visual effects professionals constitute a vital creative force in content creation and are literally shaping the future of entertainment.