Here is the full list of winners at the 2018 VES Awards:

VES Awards: ‘Apes’, ‘Coco’ & ‘Thrones’ Dominate VFX Nods – Full Winners List

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. VES’ almost 3,400 members in over 30 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games and new media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES has member Sections in Australia, Bay Area (CA), Germany, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington State.
“The artistry, ingenuity and passion of visual effects practitioners around the world have come together to create truly remarkable imagery in a variety of media,” said Mike Chambers, VES Chair. “We are seeing best in field work that elevates the art of storytelling and engages the audience in new and innovative ways. The VES Awards is the only venue that showcases and honors these outstanding artists across a wide range of disciplines, and we are extremely proud of all our nominees!”

“The Visual Effects Society Student Award recognizes the stellar work of emerging VFX artists worldwide, and we’re proud to sponsor the award again. Each year, the submissions grow more impressive, and we’re excited to collaborate with the VES to recognize, applaud and celebrate this year’s talented nominees,“ said Amy Bunszel, Autodesk Senior Vice President, Design & Creation Products.

Nominees in 24 categories were selected by VES members via events hosted by 10 of its Sections, including Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington.  As previously announced, the VES Georges Méliès Award was presented to Academy Award®-winning visual effects master Joe Letteri, VES. The VES Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to acclaimed producer-writer-director Jon Favreau. Award-winning actor-comedian-author Patton Oswalt  hosted the VES Awards.

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes
Joe Letteri, Ryan Stafford, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joel Whist

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall
Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Chris Baird, David Ramos, Sam Conway

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
Coco
Lee Unkrich, Darla K. Anderson, David Ryu, Michael K. O’Brien

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
Diarmid Harrison-­Murray, Tomek Zietkiewicz, Amir Bazazi, Martino Madeddu

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature
Coco; Hèctor
Emron Grover, Jonathan Hoffman, Michael Honsel, Guilherme Sauerbronn Jacinto

Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes; Caesar
Dennis Yoo, Ludovic Chailloleau, Douglas McHale, Tim Forbes

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
David Bryan, Maximilian Mallmann, Tim Van Hussen, Brendan Fagan

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-­‐Time Project
Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Drogon Loot Train Attack
Murray Stevenson, Jason Snyman, Jenn Taylor, Florian Friedmann

Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes
David Caeiro Cebrián, Johnathan Nixon, Chet Leavai, Gary Boyle

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature
Coco
Kristopher Campbell, Stephen Gustafson, Dave Hale, Keith Klohn

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-­‐Time Project
Game of Thrones; The Dragon and the Wolf; Wall Destruction
Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, Sylvain Nouveau, Nathan Arbuckle

Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters
Alex Funke, Steven Saunders, Joaquin Loyzaga, Chris Menges

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Raphael Lacoste, Patrick Limoges, Jean-Sebastien Guay, Ulrich Haar

Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature
Blade Runner 2049; Los Angeles
Chris McLaughlin, Rhys Salcombe, Seungjin Woo, Francesco Dell’Anna

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature
Coco; City of the Dead
Michael Frederickson, Jamie Hecker, Jonathan Pytko, Dave Strick

 

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-­‐Time Project
Game of Thrones; Beyond the Wall; Frozen Lake
Daniel Villalba, Antonio Lado, José Luis Barreiro, Isaac de la Pompa

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
Hybrids
Florian Brauch, Romain Thirion, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
Dunkirk
Andrew Jackson, Mike Chambers, Andrew Lockley, Alison Wortman, Scott Fisher

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
Black Sails; XXIX
Erik Henry, Terron Pratt, Yafei Wu, David Wahlberg, Paul Dimmer

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature
War for the Planet of the Apes
Christoph Salzmann, Robin Hollander, Ben Warner, Beck Veitch

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode
Game of Thrones; The Spoils of War; Loot Train Attack
Dom Hellier, Thijs Noij, Edwin Holdsworth, Giacomo Matteucci

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial
Samsung; Do What You Can’t; Ostrich
Michael Gregory, Andrew Roberts, Gustavo Bellon, Rashabh Ramesh Butani

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Groot Dance/Opening Fight
James Baker, Steven Lo, Alvise Avati, Robert Stipp

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Avatar: Flight of Passage
Richard Baneham, Amy Jupiter, David Lester, Thrain Shadbolt

Behind the scenes: Blade Runner 2049 at DNEG

To celebrate its 2018 VFX Academy Award and VES nominations, go behind the scenes of Blade Runner 2049 with Rhys Salcombe, CG Supervisor @ DNEG. Discover how some of the film’s most memorable scenes were created, learn how the futuristic and devastated world of Blade Runner 2049 was brought to life using Clarisse as the main lighting, look dev and rendering software as he takes us through the many challenges faced 35 years later while crafting the sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi masterpiece!

Every Best Visual Effects Winner. Ever. (1929-2018 Oscars)

This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced! So time to update our VFX award video from last year. We have added the winner from last year, this year’s nominees, and a whole bunch of great updates throughout the video entirely. Enjoy!

End screen music: Star Wars Cantina Band 8-bit by Darth Vesta https://soundcloud.com/darth-vesta/st…

About the award: For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award „for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn’t until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973.

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2018 Sci-Tech Awards: Gordon E. Sawyer Award to JONATHAN ERLAND

Patrick Stewart presents the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Jonathan Erland, whose technological contributions have made an extraordinary and lasting impact on the motion picture industry.


2018 Sci-Tech Awards: John Bailey, Ray Feeney & Patrick Stewart Opening – Tech Achievement Award for „BlockParty“ procedural rigging system at Industrial Light & Magic

Academy President John Bailey opens the Scientific & Technical Awards on February 10, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire.

Academy Award recipient and chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee Ray Feeney introduces host Patrick Stewart at the Scientific & Technical Awards.

Patrick Stewart opens SciTech Awards and presents awards to Jason Smith and Jeff White for the original design, and to Rachel Rose and Mike Jutan for the architecture and engineering, of the BlockParty procedural rigging system at Industrial Light & Magic.

http://www.mikejutan.com/work/publications/index_files/BlockParty2_Siggraph2013.pdf

2018 Sci-Tech Awards: Nuke Compositing System

Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards to Bill Spitzak and Jonathan Egstad for the visionary design, development and stewardship of the Nuke compositing system, and to Abigail Brady, Jon Wadelton and Jerry Huxtable for their significant contributions to the architecture and extensibility of the Nuke compositing system.

https://www.foundry.com/products/nuke

2018 Sci-Tech Awards: Rhythm & Hues Construction Kit

Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Joe Mancewicz, Matt Derksen and Hans Rijpkema for the design, architecture and implementation of the Rhythm & Hues Construction Kit rigging system.

R&H – Home Page

 

2018 Sci-Tech Awards: Pixar’s Presto Animation System

Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Rob Jensen for the foundational design and continued development, to Thomas Hahn for the animation toolset, and to George ElKoura, Adam Woodbury and Dirk Van Gelder for the high-performance execution engine of the Presto Animation System at Pixar Animation Studios.

http://pixar-animation.weebly.com/pixars-animation-process.html

2018 Sci-Tech Awards: DreamWorks Animation’s Premo

Patrick Stewart presents Technical Achievement Awards to Alex Powell for his contribution to the design and engineering, to Jason Reisig for his contribution to the interaction design, and to Martin Watt and Alex Wells for their contributions to the high-performance execution engine of the Premo character animation system at DreamWorks Animation.

Webseite: http://www.dreamworksanimation.com/technology/

2018 Sci-Tech Awards: Houdini Visual Effects and Animation System

Patrick Stewart presents an Academy Award of Merit to Mark Elendt and Kim Davidson, Side Effects Software for the creation and development of the Houdini visual effects and animation system.

Webseite: https://www.sidefx.com/

Patrick Stewart presents Scientific and Engineering Awards to Jeff Lait, Mark Tucker, Cristin Barghiel and John Lynch for their contributions to the design and architecture of the Houdini visual effects and animation system.

Webseite: https://www.sidefx.com/filmtv/products/BSI

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Moana’s „How Far I’ll Go“ – A Look Inside

Lyricist and Songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses the Academy Award nominated Best Original Song, „How Far I’ll Go“ from Moana.

Ludwigsburg: Volker Helzle stellt das VPET Set Extension Featuring ARKit vor

VPET (Virtual Production Editing Tool) and Apple ARKit visualize set extensions in real studio environment.

Further information at: vpet.research.animationsinstitut.de

We are developing a holistic approach for collaborative tools that allow real-time on-set light, asset and animation editing via an intuitive interface. VPET is a tablet based onset editing application to work within a virtual production environment. It is designed to run on mobile and head mounted devices allowing easy access to operators without dedicated training. It provides functionality to edit assets during a virtual shooting and synchronize changes with the film pipeline. VPET communicates through a network interface to main applications and other clients, allowing live editing of object, light and animation parameters. The development is open-source and particularly considers established (offline) film pipelines.

Project files and code available at Github: https://github.com/FilmakademieRnd/VPET

Hier zum immer wieder anschauen: „Die Verleihung der Annie Awards 2018“

Die Preisträger finden sich hier: https://youtu.be/Bv7TVXh4Dag

Und der Preis bezüglich „Revolting Rhymes“ an Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer und Bin Han To findet sich um 01:23:00 in der Kategorie „Best Special Production“

Every Best Visual Effects Winner. Ever. (1929-2018 Oscars)

This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced!

So time to update our VFX award video from last year. We have added the winner from last year, this year’s nominees, and a whole bunch of great updates throughout the video entirely. Enjoy!

End screen music: Star Wars Cantina Band 8-bit by Darth Vesta https://soundcloud.com/darth-vesta/st…

About the award: For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award „for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound effects. The very next year the award was combined with sound effects and called the Award for Special Effects. It wasn’t until 1963 that the award became the Award for Best Visual Effects (which it is still called today). It was given every year from 1963 to present, with the exception of 1973.

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http://burgerfiction.com

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