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Transformers Tops Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards

"Transformers" the movie on Sunday won four trophies in the 6th Visual Effects Society Awards (VES), including the top prize for outstanding visual effects. The complete list of winners (including past winners) after the jump...


Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

“Transformers”
Scott Farrar
Shari Hanson
Russell Earl
Scott Benza

Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture

“Ratatouille”
Michael Fong
Apurva Shah
Christine Waggoner
Michael Fu

Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special

“Battlestar Galactica ? Razor”
Mike Gibson
Gary Hutzel
Sean Jackson
Pierre Drolet

Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series

“Fight for Life – Episode 4”
Philip Dobree
Nicola Instone
Marco Iozzi
Matt Chandler

Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program

Rome 2 – Episode 6 – “Philippi”
James Madigan
Barrie Hemsley
Duncan Kinnard
Gary Brozenich

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

Real Time Visuals in a Video Game

Halo 3
Marcus Lehto
Jonty Barnes
Stephen Scott
CJ Cowan

Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game

“World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade”
Jeff Chamberlain
Scott Abeyta

Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project

“Sea Monsters”
Sean Phillips
Jack Geist
Robin Aristorenas
Mark Dubeau

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

Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture

“Ratatouille” (Colette)
Janeane Garofalo
Jamie Landes
Sonoko Konishi
Paul Aichele

Animated Character in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial

Chemical Brothers “Salmon Dance”
Nicklas Andersson
Mike Mellor
Sylvain Marc
Florent DeLa Taille

Effects in an Animated Motion Picture

“Ratatouille” (food)
Jon Reisch
Jason Johnston
Eric Froemling
Tolga Goketkin

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

Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program or Commercial

“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”
Phi Tran
Matthew Lee
Martin Hilke
Justin Mitchell

Models or Miniatures in a Motion Picture

“Transformers”
Dave Fogler
Ron Woodall
Alex Jaeger
Brian Gernand

Models or Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

“Halo 3/Believe Campaign”
Matthew Gratzner
Alan Scott
Seth Curlin
Greg Boettcher

Compositing in a Motion Picture

“Transformers”
Pat Tubach
Beth D’Amato
Todd Vaziri
Mike Conte

Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Nike “Leave Nothing”
James Allen
Rob Trent

Special Effects in a Motion Picture

“Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix”
John Richardson
Stephen Hamilton
Richard Farns
Stephen Hutchinson

Special Effects in a Broadcast Program or Commercial

Lexus Hydrant “Actively Safe”
Dave Peterson
Anthony De La Cruz

Previous Winners of VES in Film Category were:

Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005: King Kong
2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Best Supporting Visual Effects:

2002: The Sum of All Fears
2003: The Last Samurai
2004: The Aviator
2005: Kingdom of Heaven
2006: Flags of Our Fathers

Best Character Animation in a Live Action Picture:

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2005: King Kong
2006: Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Best Character Animation in a Animated Feature:

2002: Stuart Little 2
2003: Finding Nemo (“speaking whale”)
2004: The Incredibles (“Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible”)
2005: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (“Gromit”)
2006: Cars (“Mater”)

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