The Visual Effects Society (VES) will offer SHOW AND TELL 2006, its version of the Academy vfx Bake-Off, on Jan. 21, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Skirball Cultural Center (2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049).
The event is free for VES members and open to the public at $20 per ticket. Tickets available by calling the VES office in advance at (310) 822-9181.
Among the dozens of vfx professionals scheduled to appear are: Dennis Muren and Marshall Krasser (WAR OF THE WORLDS); Dean Wright (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE); Jim Mitchell, Tim Alexander and Steve Rawlins (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE); John Knoll, Roger Guyett and Jonathan Harb (STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH); Pablo Helman and Grady Cofer (JARHEAD); and David Torres (ROBOTS).
Final voting for all categories will take place between Jan. 25 and Feb. 12.
Winners will be announced at the 4th Annual VES Awards gala on Feb. 15 at the Hollywood Palladium. Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter will receive the VES Georges Méliès Award for Artistic Excellence Award. Jim Morris, Pixar producer, former ILM senior exec and founding chair of the VES, will receive the Board of Directors Award.
A complete list of all the nominees for the 4th Annual Awards follows and is also available on the VES Awards website at www.vesawards.com.
Founded in 1997, the Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) is a professional, honorary society, dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of visual effects and to improving the welfare of its members by providing professional enrichment and education, fostering community and promoting industry recognition. The VES is the entertainment industrys only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners, including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games. Comprised of a diverse group of about 1,350 global members, the VES strives to enrich and educate its own members and members of the entertainment community at large through a multitude of domestic and international events, screenings and programs.