Jan 21

Guldbaggen 2013

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Now on SVT1 –  Watch the Swedish film gala Guldbaggen. 

In the Best visual effect category we have the following nominees.

Isdraken. Foto: Lena Lahti

 

Jan 08

11th Annual VES Awards Nominations | VES

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Our own “Oscars” has been nominated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Swedes has been nominated :

Robert Sethi –  Call of Duty:  Surprise

in Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial

[youtube=http://youtu.be/4wIZp_E2CxQ]

 

Mattias Forsström – Total Recall: Hover Car Chase 

in Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture

 

Adam Berg – Toyota: Real Deal 

in Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Commercial or Broadcast Program

[youtube=http://youtu.be/HLThzvsPCkI]

 

Read the full list at VES.

Good luck to all nominees..

Oct 25

Roy awards winners.

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The swedish ROY awards winners from yesterday. Big congratulations to all!

Againstallodds in the animation category

Smutleys

[vimeo=https://vimeo.com/41279001]

Chimney pot for Lotto-mannen i the vfx category

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ImTILDa3Ccc]

Oct 02

Ves honours founders award | Carl Rosendahl

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Great transcript from the ves awards and the speech from Carl Rosendahl, founder of pdi.
http://www.anirama.com/blog/2012/09/ves-founders-award-transcript/
Here’s the full list of VES honours throughout the years
Lifetime Achievement Award

George Lucas (2004)
Robert Zemeckis (2005)
Dennis Muren (2007)
Steven Spielberg (2008)
Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall (2009)
James Cameron (2010)
Ray Harryhausen (2011)
Stan Lee (2012)

Melies Award

Bob Abel (2005)
John Lasseter (2006)
Phil Tippett (2009)
Ed Catmull (2010)
Douglas Trumbull (2012)

Visionary Award

Christopher Nolan (2011)

BOD Award

Tom Atkin (2004)
Don Shay (2005)
Jim Morris (2006)

Honorary Memberships

Ray Harryhausen (1998)
Albert Whitlock (1998)
Linwood Dunn (1998)
Peter Ellenshaw (1998)
Douglas Trumbull (2002)
George Lucas (2007)
John Dykstra (2007)
Matthew Yuricich (2010)

Lifetime Memberships

Ray Harryhausen (2007)
Dennis Muren (2007)
Jim Morris (2007)
Harrison Ellenshaw (2007)
Bill Taylor (2007)
Douglas Trumbull (2009)

Founders Award

Jonathan Erland (2006)
Harrison Ellenshaw (2007)
Ray Feeney (2008)
Bill Taylor (2009)
Jim Morris (2010)
Mark Stetson (2011)
Carl Rosendahl (2012)

VES Fellows

Dennis Muren (2010)
Doug Trumbull (2010)
Jonathan Erland (2010)
Ed Catmull (2012)
Richard Edlund (2012)
Ray Feeney (2012)
Carl Rosendahl (2012)
Mark Stetson (2012)
Bill Taylor (2012)
Phil Tippett (2012)

Sep 16

Creative Arts Emmy Winners | Fxguide

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This years winners in the VFX category @ the Emmy Awards

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Game Of Thrones • Valar Morghulis • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Rainer Gombos, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor
Juri Stanossek, Visual Effects Supervisor
Sven Martin, Animation Lead
Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer
Jan Fiedler, Visual Effects Producer
Chris Stenner, Lead Animator
Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Artist
Thilo Ewers, Environment Lead
Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator

 

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Boardwalk Empire • Georgia Peaches • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Dave Taritero, VFX Supervisor
Robert Stromberg, VFX Designer
Richard Friedlander, VFX Producer
Eran Dinur, VFX Supervisor
David W. Reynolds, Compositing Supervisor
Matthew Conner, Digital Matte Painter
Austin Meyers, Digital Compositor
Jonathan Dorfman, 3D Artist
Steve Kirshoff, Special Effects Supervisor

 

Outstanding Commercial

Best Job • Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand
Wieden + Kennedy, Ad Agency
Anonymous Content, Production Company

 

Outstanding Main Title Design

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece Co-Production
Nic Benns, Title Designer
Rodi Kaya, 3D Atrist
Tom Bromwich, Titles Producer

http://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/creative-arts-emmy-winners-3/

 

Jun 21

6 Lions | North Kingdom

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Big congrats to North Kingdom for winning 6 Cannes Lions – WOW!

Cannes Lion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google ROME got 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze, while ONLY Liberation project won 1 Gold and 2 Silvers.

 

Feb 27

Oscars

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If you didn’t know already who took the oscar statuette home yesterday…

Animated Feature Film

Rango -Winner
Gore Verbinski
Short Film (Animated)

Visual Effects

Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossmann and Alex Henning

And some goodie links to read more.

http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-vfx-oscar-supervisor-special/

Feb 18

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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Watch one of the nominations for an academy award in the category “Best animated short” –The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/35404908]

Feb 11

VES Awards 2012: The Winners List VES Awards 2012: The Winners List

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If you missed from earlier the Ves awards earlier this week:

The complete list of winners of the 10th Annual VES Awards is as follows:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Dan LemmonJoe LetteriCyndi OchsKurt Williams

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
Hugo: Ben Grossmann, Alex Henning, Rob Legato, Karen Murphy

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Rango: Tim AlexanderHal HickelJacqui LopezKatie Lynch

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special
Inside the Human Body: Phil DobreeSophie OrdeDan Upton

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Terra Nova – Occupation & Resistance: Kevin BlankColin BradyAdica ManisJason Zimmerman

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Game of Thrones – Winter is Coming: Lucy Ainsworth-TaylorAngela BarsonEd BruceAdam McInnes

 

Stan Lee and original Hulk Lou Ferrigno

 

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial
Dior J’adore: Pascal GirouxJulien MeestersStephane PivronManuel Souillac

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer
Diablo III: The Black Soulstone: Nicholas S. CarpenterGraham CunninghamChris ThunigTaka Yasuda

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project
Transformers the Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle: Lori ArnoldYanick DusseaultDelio TramontozziJeff White

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Caesar: Daniel BarrettFlorian FernandezMatthew MunteanEric Reynolds

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Rango – Rango: Frank GravattKevin MartelBrian PaikSteve Walton

Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Canal + The Bear: Laurent CreusotGuillaume HoOlivier MitonneauMichal Nauzin

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – 155 Wacker Drive: Giles HancockJohn HansonTom MartinekScott Younkin

Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Rango – Main Street Dirt: John BellPolly IngMartin MurphyRussell Paul

Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Game of Thrones – The Icewall: Markus KuhaDante Harbridge RobinsonDamien MacFani Vassiadi

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Hugo: Martin ChamneyRob LegatoAdam WatkinsFabio Zangla

 

Patton Oswald Martin Scorsese Antonio Banderas 2012 VES AwardsScorsese with ‘Puss In Boots’ stars Patton Oswald and Antonio Banderas

 

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Rango – The Dirt Saloon: Colin BenoitPhilippe ReboursNelson SepulvedaNick Walker

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Gears of War 3 – Dust to Dust: Niles HeckmanRichard MortonVernon Wilbert Jr.

Outstanding Models in a Feature Motion Picture
Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Driller: Tim BrakensiekKelvin ChuDavid FoglerRene Garcia

Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Boardwalk Empire – Georgia Peaches: Matthew ConnerEran DinurDavid ReynoldsSzymon Weglarski

Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture
Captain America: The First Avenger – Skinny Steve: Casey AllenTrent ClausBrian HajekCliff Welsh

Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Boardwalk Empire – Gimcrack & Bunkum: Anton DawsonEran DinurAustin MeyersDavid Reynolds

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
a.maize: Roman KaelinFalko PaeperFlorian Wittmann