Hollywood-based VFX house becomes a first-time MTV Video Music Award nominee for the company’s visual effects work for Eminem’s “Rap God” music video.
Hollywood-based Mammal Studios became a first-time MTV Video Music Award nominee for the company’s visual effects work for Eminem’s “Rap God” music video, directed by Rich Lee.
The VFX house, which launched in August 2013, completed look development and final delivery of approximately 100 shots for the Detroit rapper’s video from his double platinum MMLP2 album.
Mammal shares the nomination with Rich Lee, Louis Baker Lee, Laundry! and Sunset Edit.
“It’s a privilege to have our work recognized in this way,” says Mammal Visual Effects Supervisor Gregory Liegey. “Everyone on the Mammal team is gratified to have taken part in this collaborative effort and to have our work considered for an award in such good company. We faced some creative challenges, and it helped that Director Rich Lee has a great working knowledge of visual effects and had a clear vision for the shots.”
The nomination comes on the heels of completing work for Columbia Pictures The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, due to release October 10, 2014. They are also finishing up work on Fury, starring Brad Pitt and set to release this fall.
Source: Mammal Studios
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.