|Digital 25: Visual & Digital Effects Nominees|
Below are the Visual & Digital Effects nominees. Voting is open only to PGA members.
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Visual Effects Producer
Visual effects producer on Inception, I Am Legend and The Day After Tomorrow.
Thierry Coup, Chip Largman, Dale Mason & Mark Woodbury
Universal Creative is the division of Universal Parks & Resorts that conceptualizes, designs and develops attractions, rides and shows, theme parks, hotels and resorts, location-based entertainment venues, restaurants, retail shops and international project development for Universal Studios, Inc. Universal Creative's accomplishments include, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, King Kong 360 3-D, Universal's parks in Orlando, Hollywood, Japan, and Singapore, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4-D, Revenge of the Mummy and The Incredible Hulk.
Creator of Western X (Web Series)
Michael Flores has created a world that has not been seen before. Using miniature models & digital manipulation, he created a new landscape for his award winning web series Western X. His 16 episode web series is already taking home awards at new media festivals.
Ed Joseph Lantz
Media and Entertainment Engineer
Vortex Immersion Media
Ed Lantz is a media and entertainment engineer, scientist, executive manager and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leading authority in large-format digital cinema and immersive experiences for mass audiences. He owns a 50' development dome at LA Center Studios and founded a trade association for immersive cinema and planetariums.
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Joe Letteri is a senior visual effects artist, winner of 4 Academy award, 4 BAFTAs and 4 VES. He is the current Director of Weta Digital, having joined the company in 2001. Credits include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings.
Co-Founder and Board Member
From mapping video onto nearly any surface to building large-scale, multi-touch displays, Obscura Digital delivers groundbreaking immersive and interactive experiences. Part technology lab and part creative agency, Obscura Digital is continually generating new forms of experiential marketing for Fortune 500 clients around the world. The team of technologists, creatives and strategists have been shaping the future of advertising for over a decade. They blend award winning design with bleeding edge technology to ignite the sparks of imagination and excitement in consumers' minds.
Visual Effects Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Ken Ralston earned his 8th Academy Award nomination in January 2011 for his work on Alice in Wonderland. Ralston has made his career pushing beyond the boundaries of imagination using a combination of artistry and ingenuity to help filmmakers bring remarkable stories to the screen. For Alice in Wonderland, Ralston led a team of more than 350 artists at Sony Pictures Imageworks to bring Tim Burton's vision of Lewis Carroll's novel to the screen. As the creative head of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Ralston inspires and influences artists on every production and has done so for the past 17 years.
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company's thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. Serving motion picture, television, and other media clients, the company is a leading provider of high-end visual effects, animation, and postproduction services. In support of network service providers and broadcasters globally, Technicolor ranks among the worlds' leading suppliers of digital content delivery services and home access devices, including set-top boxes and gateways. The company also remains a large physical media service provider, being one of the world's largest film processors and independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.
Barry B. Sandrew, Ph.D.
Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Barry B. Sandrew, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a digital imaging expert and visual effects pioneer with more than 14 VFX patents and 23 years of feature film and TV accomplishments, including productions for all six major Hollywood studios and three major networks. Dr. Sandrew invented the first all-digital method for colorization in 1986 and the reinvented the process in 2001 at Legend3D. In the past year, Legend3D has become the largest, most experienced and highest-quality provider in the 2D-to-3D conversion industry. During 2011, Dr. Sandrew oversaw more than 300 talented artists, engineers and technicians in the 3D conversion of The Green Hornet, Priest, The Green Lantern, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Dr. Sandrew continues to be intimately involved with all stereo 3D operations at Legend3D and pushing the cutting edge of digital film technology.
Otoy CEO & LightStage Creator
Jules Urbach's OTOY is not only providing people with the ability to move content to the cloud, but they are a leading developer of innovative software solutions, providing convergence technologies, original content and special effects for video games and films. LightStage, a cutting edge capture technology created by OTOY CEO Urbach, has already been used in movies such as Avatar, Spider-Man 2 and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and with the OTOY technology, these special effects will be seen in the cloud. OTOY's technology enables computer applications, operating systems, video games and high definition media content to be delivered seamlessly over the internet, making all of this accessible on any internet enabled device. OTOY is also working with a wide range of studios, game developers and visualization companies to create a new kind of visual and entertainment experience.
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