Press Release from Animal Logic
March 1st, 2010 - Animal Logic digital artists were recognised and awarded at the 8th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards last night for Outstanding Matte Painting in a Broadcast Program or Commercial on the Kaiser Permanente television commercial.
At the ceremony, which was held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Animal Logic's Ben Walsh, Ben Walker, David Woodland and Kim Taylor were named recipients of the prestigious prize, recognising the beautifully crafted matte paintings that appear in the commercial titled Emerald Cities.
In the spot, directed by Biscuit Filmworks' Noam Murro, Animal Logic was responsible for digitally transforming an urban concrete jungle into a lush fertile landscape. Towering matte-painted trees were integrated into a live action city environment.
Now in its eighth year the VES awards recognises outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games.