MPC took honors at this year’s VES Awards for its contribution to Ang Lee’s critically acclaimed Life of Pi, winning Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture, the VES equivalent of Best Picture, as well as Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture, both awarded for the “Storm of God” sequence.
The team, lead by MPC Vancouver VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and VFX Producer Genevieve West, delivered more than 100 shots in stereo, creating the epic “Storm of God” and “Tsim Tsum Sinking” sequences and a number of CG animals.
MPC would like to thank Director Ang Lee, VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer, 20th Century Fox, and MPC’s global Life of Pi team. Special congratulations go to MPC VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron and MPC’s award-winning artists
Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi: Storm of God Ryan Clarke, Jose Fernandez, Sean O’Hara, Hamish Schumacher
Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi: Storm of God Harry Mukhopadhyay, David Stopford, Mark Williams, Derek Wolfe
In addition to the VES Award wins, MPC is proud to be nominated for two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs for the VFX for Life of Pi and Prometheus.
The BAFTA ceremony takes place on February 10, 2013, and the Academy Awards take place on February 24, 2013.