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January 22, 2008

80th Oscars VFX Down to 3

"The Golden Compass"
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

Kudos to the GC crew @ Tippett!
This is a cool FYI: "In Mike Fink's video presentation
at the bake-off, he used half of Tippett's shots to highlight the
work in the film. I'd say that's pretty great considering the number
of fx shots in the show he had to pull from." -Matt Jacobs (visual effects supervisor)

Aruna is sitting pretty as he worked on 2 of the 3 vfx noms! Nice one Aruna, congrats!

I still enjoyed Sunshine's VFX the most last year though...

Enchanted has 3 in 1 with the:
"Falling Slowly" from "Once"
"Happy Working Song" from "Enchanted"
"Raise It Up" from "August Rush"
"So Close" from "Enchanted"
"That's How You Know" from "Enchanted"

See Also:
Capturing the allure and excitement of the Oscars, the design was originally conceived by legendary motion picture poster illustrator Drew Struzan and executed by his son, Christian.


Reelz Rating (out of 10):

Award(s) It Was Forgotten For: Best Visual Effects

In a Nutshell: Highlighted by gorgeous visuals, director Danny Boyle offers up a thinking man's sci-fi thriller with equal parts Alien and 2001.

Why It's Award-Worthy: The biggest, best sci-fi movie of 2007 that no one saw. Set in the not-too-distant future where the sun is nearing extinction, Earth is in a constant state of winter weather. The only hope to save mankind? Re-ignite the sun. After the first mission mysteriously vanishes, the crew of the Icarus II is sent on a semi-suicidal mission to look for the missing Icarus I and take their own payload (essentially a massive bomb) straight into the heart of the sun.

Full Sunshine Review


Posted by dschnee at January 22, 2008 7:42 AM