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Studio B Wins Four Elans

On Sept. 14, 2006, in Vancouver, B.C., the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) winners were announced.

The theater was packed with videogame and animation luminaries as well as new media art schools' top talents who were wined, dined and entertained by William Shatner and a host of industry celebrities.

"The evening was a huge success," said Yannis Mallat, ceo of Ubisoft's Montreal studio. "The first edition of the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts is a step forward for the entire Canadian video game industry."

Winner for best animated short Jeff Chiba Stearns said, I am extremely honored and excited to receive an Elan for Best Animated Short Subject at the 2006 CAEAA Awards. It means a great deal to be recognized by my peers in the Canadian animation industry for the work I am doing in independent classical animation. So many people from around the world respond to how much they relate to my film and in turn share their own stories with me. I can only hope for continued success with all my future projects and that my work will continue to touch the lives of people around the world.

Studio B Prods. partner, Blair Peters, said, Were very excited about winning four ELANS, said The evening was a great showcase of the animation and video game industry in Canada. Its nice to see everyone at Studio B who works so hard day-in and day-out to make our shows a success, get some recognition for their outstanding work.

A full list of winners is listed below.

ANIMATION

Best Production - Feature LengthTONY HAWK IN BOOM BOOM SABOTAGESharan Wood & Ben Burden SmithMainframe Ent.

Best Animated Production - TV SeriesCAILLOU (eps.#306,308,309)Michael HirshCookie Jar Ent.

Best StoryboardingChez Battista & Todd DenungCLASS OF THE TITANS Make Up ExamStudio B

Best Writing in an Animated ProductionVito ViscomiBEING IAN: MOVIE: HURRY FOR HOLLYWOODStudio B

Best Animated EffectsSteve McLeodBEING IAN The Fifth and 1/2 Sense Studio B

Best Animation CraftsGino Nichele & Conrad HeltenBARBIE FAIRYTOPIA MERMAIDIAMainframe Ent.

Best DirectionJosh MephamBEING IAN: MOVIE: HURRY FOR HOLLYWOODStudio B

Best Original Musical ScoreBrian CarsonTONY HAWK IN BOOM BOOM SABOTAGEMainframe Ent.

Best Production Design or Art DirectionZoe Evamy & Greg HuculakDRAGON: METAL AGESBardel Ent.

Best Animated Short SubjectJeff Chiba StearnsWHO ARE YOU ANYWAYS?

Lifetime Achievement Award in AnimationMarv Newland

GAMING

Best Game of the YearTHE OUTFITRelic Ent.

Best Console GamePRINCE OF PERSIA: THE TWO THRONESBen MattesUbisoft

Best PC GameSUPREME RULER 2010David Thompson & George GeczyBattleGoat Studios

Best Mobile Game of the YearDISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE KIMMUNICATORBuena Vista Games

Best Innovation In GamingCatherine RoyPETER JACKSON'S KING KONG THE OFFICAL GAME OF THE MOVIEUbisoft

Game Design of the YearAGE OF EMPIRES: THE AGE OF KINGSBackbone Ent., Vancouver

Best Motion GraphicsAntoine GuinardFAR CRY INSTINCTS PREDATORUbisoft

Best GraphicsCatherine RoyPETER JACKSON'S KING KONG THE OFFICAL GAME OF THE MOVIEUbisoft

Best Character DesignCatherine RoyPETER JACKSON'S KING KONG THE OFFICAL GAME OF THE MOVIEUbisoft

Best Visual EffectsFULL AUTOPseudo Interactive

Best Musical ScoreCharles DeenanNEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTEDElectronic Arts

Best SoundscapeCharles DeenanNEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTEDElectronic Arts

Video Game Hall of Fame Dr. Greg Zeschuk & Dr. Ray Muzyka

STUDENT

Best Animated ProductionTREE FOR TWOJoel FurtadoEmily Carr Institute

Best Classical Stop-MotionTHE STORY TREEStephanie SimVancouver Film School

Best Motion GraphicsBACKBONE MEDLEYPius Jung-Kit ChanVancouver Film School

Student Game of the YearRUSTY GEARSAnthony Perrella, Chris Lee, Jack Kelley & Michael ReidVancouver Film School

Best Visuals for a Video GameDemo ReelGordon MoranVan Arts

Ready to Rocket AwardLani Lum-WatsonArts Institute of Vancouver

Best Sound DesignWOOF, WOOF, WOOFTasha BrothertonEmily Carr Institute

Best WritingZATOMARU'S BOOTEugene FlormataArts Institute of Vancouver

Best Visual EffectsDemo ReelInjoon HwangArts Institute of Vancouver

Best Character DesignTREE FOR TWOJoel FurtadoEmily Carr Institute

Best Original Musical ScorePIECE OF MINDColin JanzVancouver Film School

Best 3D AnimationTREE FOR TWOJoel FurtadoEmily Carr Institute

For more information, visit www.caeaa.com.

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