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Visual Effects Society Names Special 2020 Honorees

Newest Lifetime members and this year’s VES Founders Award recipient, along with yet to be announced VES Fellows, Honorary members and Hall of Fame inductees, to be recognized this fall.

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VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

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The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

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WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

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‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

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WATCH: Pixomondo Showcases Previs and VFX Work on Jason Momoa and Apple TV’s ‘See’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:42pm

VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.

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VES Sponsors International Restoration Project of ‘The Méliès Collection’

Lobster Films leads joint project to reconstruct and restore pioneering French auteur’s short films to their original beauty, to be shown in festivals and events worldwide.

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Roland Emmerich to Receive 2019 VES Visionary Award

Noted ‘Independence Day’ director-producer joins previous visionaries Jonathan Nolan, Victoria Alonso, Syd Mead, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee and Christopher Nolan as recipient of prestigious Visual Effects Society award.

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VES Now Accepting Submissions for 18th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2019.

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VES Adds New SPFX Category and Expands Animation Project Eligibility

Starting with upcoming 18th annual awards, Society will recognize special (practical) effects in photoreal projects and allow more category eligibility for animation projects.

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Martin Scorsese to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

Legendary Academy, DGA and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker to be recognized for his valuable contributions to filmed entertainment at the upcoming January 29 VES Awards.

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Visual Effects Society Announces 2019 VES Fellows

This year’s class, honored for their exceptional achievements and sustained contributions to the industry, will be recognized at a special reception on October 2.

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Visual Effects Society Announces 2019 Honorees and Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s selection of notable VFX professionals and industry luminaries to be recognized at a special VES October reception.

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18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

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DNEG Promotes Aaron Gilman to Vancouver Studio Head of Animation

High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans.

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Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X as Compositing Supervisor

Veteran compositing supervisor brings with her more than 40 movie and TV credits including ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Avatar.’

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‘First Man’ Garners DNEG Fourth Oscar Win in Five Years

VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, DFX supervisor Tristan Myles, miniature effects supervisor Ian Hunter and special effects supervisor J.D. Schwalm receive Academy Awards for their contributions to director Damien Chazelle’s historical biopic.

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The 17th Annual VES Awards: Reactions, Photos, Jokes & More Jokes

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:55pm

Take a closer look at the winners of the 17th annual VES Awards, both onstage and off, at this year’s Visual Effects Society gala.

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‘Infinity War,’ ‘Into the Spider‐Verse’ & ‘Lost in Space’ Top 17th Annual VES Awards

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ garners top feature film with four awards; ‘Spider‐Man: Into the Spider‐Verse’ is top animated feature film; ‘Lost in Space’ leads broadcast wins.

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