Dead Man’s Chest Nabs Six VES Nominations
Laure Lacroix, Lyse Beck, Steve McGillen, Matt Holland
Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture
Chris Corbould, Peter Notley, Ian Lowe, Roy Quinn
Neil Corbould, David Brighton, David Young, Robert Higgie
On Jan. 13, the VES holds its heralded annual event, the VES Show and Tell Event 2007, which will afford an opportunity for VES nominees to demonstrate the making of secrets behind the visual effects that earned each artist a place for this year's awards. "The sophistication of the work increases constantly," added Jeff Okun, VES Awards Committee chair. "We're now at the point where even the industry professionals can't tell what's real and what's a visual effect. Our Show and Tell gives the artists a chance to show their colleagues and the public what the current state of the art is. I know I always learn something new at this event and that's what makes it vital to the concept of competing for awards. Our voters are educated."
The Show and Tell Event 2007 is free to VES members and is also open to the public at $20 per ticket. Tickets to the event, which will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center, are available by calling the VES office at (310) 822-9181 or may also be purchased at the door. Final voting for all categories will take place via an online view and vote between Jan. 22 and Feb. 6.
Winners will be announced at the 5th Annual VES Awards gala on Feb. 11 at the Kodak Grand Ballroom in Hollywood. Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Dennis Muren will receive the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. To buy tickets for the Awards show or to become an event sponsor, visit www.visualeffectssociety.com.