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February 11, 2008

VES Announces 2007 Winners

Looks like it was a big night for ILM and Transformers, with Pixar's Ratatouille taking home a vew awards as well. Pip was robbed!!! Davy Jones won the award for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.

The 6th Annual VES Awards were held on Feb. 10, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood by the Visual Effects Society. Dennis Muren presented Steven Spielberg with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes the contribution that his vast body of work, as both a director and producer, has made to the art and science of visual effects. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 5, 2008 by panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank. (fxguide.com)

On the compositing front, Transformers won for Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture with its desert highway sequence. (well deserved) Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial went to NIKE's 'Leave Nothing' spot. It's pretty slick.

See Also: A VES Recap @ vfxhack.com

The winners of the 6th Annual VES Awards are: or in .pdf here

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

Transformers
Scott Farrar, Shari Hanson, Russel Earl, Scott Benza

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

Ratatouille
Michael Fong, Apurva Shah, Christine Waggoner, Michael Fu

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Razor Mike Gibson, Gary Hutzel, Sean Jackson, Pierre Drolet

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

FIGHT FOR LIFE - Episode 4
Philip Dobree, Nicola Instone, Marco Iozzi, Matt Chandler

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

ROME 2 - Episode 6 “Philippi”
James Madigan, Barrie Hemsley, Duncan Kinnard, Gary Broznich

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

SMIRNOFF Sea
William Bartlett, Scott Griffin, Dan Seddon, David Mellor

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year

TRANSFORMERS - Desert Highway Sequence
Scott Farrar, Shari Hanson, Shawn Kelly, Michael Jamieson

Outstanding Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

HALO 3 - Halo 3 Footage
Marcus Lehto, Jonty Barnes, Stephen Scott, CJ Cowan

Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE - Cinematic Intro
Jeff Chamberlain, Scott Abeyta

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

SEA MONSTERS
Sean Phillips, Jack Geist, Robin Aristorenas, Mark Dubeau

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END - Davy Jones
Hal Hickel, Marc Chu, Jakub Pistecky, Maia Kayser

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture

RATATOUILLE - Colette
Janeane Garofalo, Jaime Landes, Sonoko Konishi , Paul Aichele

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial

CHEMICAL BROTHERS - SALMON DANCE - Fatlip shots
Nicklas Andersson, Mike Mellor, Sylvain Marc, Florent DeLa Taille

Outstanding Effects in an Animated Motion Picture

RATATOUILLE - Food
Jon Reisch, Jason Johnston, Eric Froemling, Tolga Goktekin

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Motion Picture

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END - The Maelstrom
Frank Losasso Petterson, Paul Sharpe, Joakim Arnesson, David Meny

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE - 002_05
Phi Tran, Matthew Lee, Martin Hilke, Andrew Roberts

Outstanding Models or Miniatures in a Motion Picture

TRANSFORMERS
Dave Fogler , Ron Woodall , Alex Jaeger, Brian Gernand

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture

TRANSFORMERS
Pat Tubach , Beth D’Amato , Todd Vaziri , Mike Conte

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

NIKE - Leave Nothing
James Allen, Rob Trent

Outstanding Special Effects in a Motion Picture

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
John Richardson, Stephen Hamilton, Richard Farns, Stephen Hutchinson

Outstanding Special Effects in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

ACTIVELY SAFE - Lexus Hydrant
Dave Peterson, Anthony De La Cruz

  

Posted by dschnee at February 11, 2008 7:26 AM