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]

Jan 24

Oscars nominations announced | Big screen Animation

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From Big Screen Animation.

84th Academy Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.

The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are:

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico & Rita
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Contending in the Animated Short FIlm category are:

  • Dimanche (Sunday)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life
The Adventures of Tintin is nominated for Original Score, while “Real in Rio” from Rio is nominated for Original Song. (In the latter category, The Muppets is a lock to win for “Man or Muppet”.)

Visual Effects

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” 
    Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
  • “Hugo”
    Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
  • “Real Steel” 
    Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
    Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
    Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
Dec 06

10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2011 Oscar® Race | Academy

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10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2011 Oscar® Race | Press Release | The Academy.

10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards®. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

  • “Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)
  • “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
  • “La Luna,” Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • “Luminaris,” Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)
  • “Magic Piano,” Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)
  • “A Morning Stroll,” Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)
  • “Paths of Hate,” Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)
  • “Specky Four-Eyes,” Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
  • “Wild Life,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)
Dec 12

Lots of swedes involved – 15 films selected for Visual Effects Oscar

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The “semi-finalist” list for Achievement in VFX was released yesterday. These are the films that I know that Swedes has been involved in:
– Angels & Demons
– Avatar
– District 9

Good luck to you all!

More at fxguide quick takes » 15 films selected for Visual Effects Oscar.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 82nd Academy Awards®.

In early January the Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee will narrow this list to seven films, which will compete in the “Bake-Off”, after which three films will be nominated. Congratulations to all the selected films, 2009 has sure been a memorable year in visual effects.

The list and details after the read more:

The 15 eligible films are listed below in alphabetical order:

– Angels & Demons
– Avatar
– Coraline
– Disney’s A Christmas Carol
– District 9
– G-Force
– G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
– Sherlock Holmes
– Star Trek
– Terminator Salvation
– Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
– 2012
– Watchmen
– Where the Wild Things Are

In early January, the members of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who selected the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films on Thursday, January 21. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.”