'Boardwalk Empire' gets five nominations from VES
noms, including outstanding vfx in a vfx driven motion picture — top honor from the VES. Also in the race for the top prize are “Iron Man 2″ (Paramount/Industrial Light & Magic); “Tron: Legacy” (Disney/Digital Domain), and “Alice in Wonderland” (Disney/Sony Imageworks). “Inception’s” other noms are for created environment, models & miniatures, and compositing. Contenders for the top toon prize, outstanding animation in an animated feature are “Tangled,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Toy Story 3,” “Shrek Forever After” and “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” On the TV side, “Boardwalk Empire” took five noms but is in the “supporting effects” category for TV. Nommed in the top TV category, outstanding vfx in a broadcast series, are “Caprica,” “No Ordinary Family,” “V,” “The Event” and “Stargate: Universe.” In vidgames, noms for outstanding real-time vfx are “StarCraft II,” “Need for Speed,” “Halo: Reach” and “Kinematicals.” The VES Awards will presented Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the BevHilton. They will air on Reelz Channel on Sat., Feb. 19. Complete list of nominees: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual-Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture Inception Paul Franklin – Visual Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould – Special Effects Supervisor Mike Chambers – Visual Effects Producer Matthew Plummer – Visual Effects Producer Iron Man 2 Ben Snow – VFX Supervisor Ged Wright – VFX Supervisor Janek Sirrs – VFX Supervisor Susan Pickett – VFX Producer TRON: Legacy Eric Barba – Visual Effects Supervisor Lisa Beroud – Visual Effects Producer Steve Preeg – Animation Director Karl Denham – Sequence Supervisor Alice In Wonderland Ken Ralston – Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Tom Peitzman – Visual Effects Producer David Schaub – Animation Supervisor Carey Villegas – Visual Effects Supervisor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Tim Burke – Overall VFX Supervisor Emma Norton – Visual Effects Producer John Richardson – Special Effects Supervisor Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture Green Zone Peter Chiang – Visual Effects Supervisor Charlie Noble – Visual Effects Supervisor Joss Williams – Special Effects Supervisor Matthew Plummer – Visual Effects Producer SALT Robert Grasmere – Visual Effects Supervisor Camille Cellucci – Visual Effects Producer Mark Breakspear – Visual Effects Supervisor Ivan Moran – Visual Effects Supervisor Hereafter Michael Owens – VFX Supervisor Joel Mendias – Executive Producer Bryan Grill – VFX Supervisor Danielle Plantec – CG Supervisor Black Swan Dan Schrecker – Visual Effects Supervisor Colleen Bachman – Visual Effects Producer Michael Capton – 3D Supervisor Brad Kalinoski – Compositing Supervisor Robin Hood Richard Stammers – Overall VFX Supervisor Allen Maris – VFX Producer Jessica Norman – Digital Effects Supervisor Max Wood – CG Supervisor Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Tangled Clay Kaytis – Supervising Animator John Kahrs – Supervising Animator Glen Keane – Supervising Animator Roy Conli – Producer How to Train Your Dragon Simon Otto – Head of Character Animation Craig Ring – Visual Effects Supervisor Bonnie Arnold – Produced By Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich – Director Darla K. Anderson – Producer Guido Quaroni – Supervising Technical Director Michael Fong – Simulation & Effects Supervisor Shrek Forever After Jason Reisig – Head of Character Animation Doug Cooper – VFX Supervisor Gina Shay – Produced By Teresa Cheng – Produced By Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Zareh Naibandian – Producer Simon Whiteley – Production Designer Eric Leighton – Animation Director Alex Weight – Animation Supervisor Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or a Special Last Day of the Dinosaurs Arnaud Brisebois – Artistic Director Louis Desrochers – VFX Artist Alain Lachance – Visual Effects Producer Marc-Antoine Rousseau – Visual Effects Supervisor Inside The Perfect Predator Philip Dobree – VFX Supervisor/VFX Producer Richard Costin – Animation TD Sam Meisels – Compositor The Pacific John Sullivan – Senior Visual Effects Supervisor David Taritero – VFX Producer William Mesa – Visual Effects Supervisor Marco Requay – Digital Visual Effects Supervisor Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa Dorothy McKim – Producer Kyle Odermatt – VFX Supervisor Andy Harkness – Art Director Adolph Lusinsky – Look and Lighting Director America – Story of US Philip Dobree – VFX Supervisor/VFX Producer Emile Hardy – DMP Sam Howell – Lead Animator Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series Caprica Michael Gibson – VFX Producer Gary Hutzel – VFX Supervisor Davey Morton – VFX Artist Jesse Toves – CGI Artist No Ordinary Family Andrew Orloff – VFX Supervisor Curt Miller – VFX Supervisor Paul Linden – VFX Supervisor Scott Tinter – VFX Producer V Andrew Orloff – VFX Supervisor Nathan Overstrom – 2D Supervisor Karen Czukerberg – VFX Producer Roberto Biagi – VFX Supervisor The Event Victor Scalise – Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Spratt – Visual Effects Producer Diego Galtieri – Compositor Mike Enriquez – Lead 3D Artist Stargate: Universe Mark Savela – VFX Supervisor James Rorick – VFX Producer Craig Vanden Biggelaar – Digital Effects Supervisor Adam de Bosch Kemper – Lead Animator Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program The Walking Dead Sam Nicholson – Visual Effects Supervisor Jason Sperling – Visual Effects Supervisor Kent Johnson – Visual Effects Producer Chris Martin – Compositing Supervisor Human Target Andrew Orloff – VFX Supervisor Raoul Bolognini – VFX Producer Nathan Overstrom – 2D Supervisor Jason Monroe – Lead Modeler Undercovers Jay Worth – VFX Producer / Supervisor Andrew Waisler – VFX Supervisor Ron Thornton – VFX Supervisor Andrew Kramer – Digital Artist Boardwalk Empire Robert Stromberg – VFX Supervisor Dave Taritero – VFX Producer Richard Friedlander – VFX Producer Paul Graff – VFX Supervisor Lost Adam Avitabile – Visual Effects Supervisor Melinka Thompson-Godoy – Visual Effects Producer Michael Capton – 3D Supervisor Brad Kalinoski – Compositing Supervisor Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short Looney Tunes – Coyote Falls Bryan Engram – Animation Supervisor Greg Lyons – Producer Josh Carey – Rigging Supervisor Harry Michalakeas – Technical Supervisor Day & Night Teddy Newton – Director Kevin Reher – Producer Michael Fu – Supervising Technical Director Tom Gately – Supervising Animator Paths of Hate Tomasz Baginski – Animation Producer Jaroslaw Sawko – Animation Producer Damian Nenow – VFX Supervisor Marta Staniszewska – Production Manager Tick Tock Tale Dorothy McKim – Producer John Murrah – VFX Supervisor Adolph Lusinsky – Look and Lighting Director Wayne Unten – Animator Cat Shit One – The Animated Series Kazuya Sasahara – Director Junya Okabe – Producer Tomohisa Ishikawa – Art Director Yoshiyuki Okada – Concept Artist Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial Wrigley’s 5 Gum – React Robert Sethi – VFX Supervisor Chris Knight – VFX Supervisor Arielle Davis – VFX Producer Gawain Liddiard – 3D Lead Artist DirecTV “Ice Cream” Franck Lambertz – VFX Supervisor Andrew Bell – VFX Producer/Head of Production Mike Wynd – VFX Supervisor Ross Denner – 3D Animator Barclaycard Rollercoaster Angus Kneale – Executive Creative Director/Shoot Supervisor Ben Smith – Creative Director/Shoot Supervisor Dan Williams – Lead Flame Artist Ruben Vanderbroek – CG Artist Halo: Reach Dan Glass – Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Seddon – CG Supervisor Matt Dessero – DFX Supervisor Stephanie Gilgar – VFX Producer Verizon – Towers Robert Sethi – VFX Supervisor Arielle Davis – VFX Producer Chris Knight – Shoot Supervisor/2D Lead Artist Andre Desouza – 3D Artist Outstanding Animated Commercial World of Warcraft Marc Messenger – VFX Supervisor Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr. – VFX Producer Michael Kelleher – FX Supervisor Brian LaFrance – Matte Painting Supervisor Dante’s Inferno: Hell Awaits Tim Miller – Director Kevin Margo – CG Supervisor Lindsey Zamplas – Producer Kirby Miller – VFX Supervisor Target “A Better Bullseye” Chris Riehl – Animation Director Javier Jimenez – Executive Producer Daniel Zobrist – CG/Animation Supervisor Charles Paek – CG/Lighting Supervisor Andrex Abby Orchard – VFX Producer Antoine Moulineau – CGI Supervisor Mike Mellor – Animation Supervisor Russell Dodgson – VFX Supervisor Cadbury’s Spots V Stripes Jake Mengers – Creative VFX Director Julie Evans – VFX Producer Jorge Montiel Meurer – Lead Animator Michael Gregory – 2D Supervisor Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project City of Ruins Marcin Kobylecki – VFX Producer Piotr Sliwowski – VFX Producer Michal Gryn – VFX Supervisor Damian Nenow – VFX Supervisor King Kong 360 3D Matt Aitken – VFX Supervisor Kevin Sherwood – VFX Producer Eric Reynolds – Animation Supervisor R. Christopher White – CG Supervisor Flight of the Dragon Brent Young – Overall VFX Supervisor Dina Benadon – Overall VFX Producer Charlotte Huggins – Overall Project Producer Michael “Oz” Smith – Technical Director Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Richard Mann – VFX Producer Adam Howard – Visual Effects Supervisor Matt Hendershot – CG Supervisor James Strauss – Animation Supervisor Outstanding Real-Time Visual Effects in a Video Game StarCraft II Scott Goffman – VFX Supervisor Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr. – VFX Producer Nick Carpenter – Executive Art Director James McCoy – Animation Director Need for Speed Henry LaBounta – Senior Art Director Fiona Sperry – VP, GM Johannes Soderqvist – Art Director Alex Fry – Software Engineer Halo: Reach Marcus Lehto – Creative Director Joseph Tung – Executive Producer Stephen Scott – Senior FX Lead CJ Cowan – Cinematics Director Kinectimals Jorg Neumann – Executive Producer Brian Moore – Art Director John Laws – Art Director Jonny Watts – Game Design Director Outstanding Visual Effects in a Video Game Trailer World of Warcraft Marc Messenger – VFX Supervisor Phillip Hillenbrand, Jr. – VFX Producer Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Dave Wilson – Director Corey Butler – CG Supervisor Keith Luczywo – Producer Seung Jae Lee – VFX Supervisor Star Wars: The Old Republic 2 Tim Miller – Director Dave Wilson – Director Lindsey Zamplas – Producer Brandon Riza – VFX Supervisor Deus Ex: Human Revolution Kazuyuki Ikumori – VFX Producer Mitsuharu Fukai – VFX Supervisor Kody Sabourin – VFX Director Jonathan Jacques-Belletete – Art Director Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – Reepicheep Gabriele Zucchelli – Animation Supervisor Catherine Mullan – Lead Animator Benoit Dubuc – Lead Animator Peta Bayley – Lead Animator Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Dobby Mathieu Vig – Animator Ben Lambert – Modeller Laurie Brugger – Character Supervisor Marine Poirson – Look Development TD Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – Kitty Galore William Groebe – Animation Supervisor Brian Mendenhall – Animation Lead Aharon Bourland – Computer Graphics Supervisor Steve Reding – Lighting Supervisor Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Kreacher Laurent Laban – Animator Will Brand – Modeller Matthieu Goutte – Rigger Jason Baker – Look Development TD Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Digger Josh Murtack – Rigging Supervisor James Cunliffe – Lead Animator Jessica Groom – Character Surfacer Andrew Hunt – Lead Animator How to Train Your Dragon – Toothless Gabe Hordos – Supervising Animator Cassidy Curtis – Supervising Animator Mariette Marinus – Character Technical Director Brent Watkins – Character Technical Director Tangled – Rapunzel Tony Smeed – Supervising Animator Amy Smeed – Animator Becky Bresee – Animator Kira Lehtomaki – Animator Megamind – Minion David Cross – Minion Rani Naamani – Animator Dick Walsh – Character Technical Director Adrian Tsang – Character Technical Director Outstanding Animated Character in a Broadcast Program or Commercial Citron C3 The Spacebox – Citro Michael Nauzin – CG Supervisor Anne Chatelain – CG Animator Gregory Mougne – CG Animator Cedric Nicolas – CG Animator Cadbury – Freida Steer Raphael Pimentel – Animation Supervisor Thana Siripopungul – Rigging Supervisor Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa – Lanny Tony Smeed – Supervising Animator Chad Sellers – Animator Patrick Osborne – Animator John Wong – Animator Logitech – Robot Rob Ramsdell – Lead Artist/Puppeteer Darnell Isom – Lead Art Designer/Puppeteer James Springham – Lead Model Maker Shelly Dutcher – Lead Flame Artist Outstanding Animated Character in a Video Game Halo: Reach – Kat Lee R. Wilson – Story and Cinematic Lead Jason Robertson – Senior Animator David Hunt – Senior Technical Artist Joe Spataro – Technical Designer in Animation Kinectimals – Cub Joel Mongeon – Senior Artist Kenneth Lammers – Technical Art Director Felix IlsleyvLead Animator Andrew Matthews – Lead Character Artist StarCraft II – Sarah Kerrigan Jeffrey W. Chamberlain – VFX Supervisor Angela Blake – VFX Producer Nick Carpenter – Executive Art Director Outstanding Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Shrek Forever After Jeff Budsberg – Effects Lead Andrew Kim – Effects Lead Yancy Lindquist – Effects Animator Can Yuksel – Effects Animator How to Train Your Dragon Andy Hayes – Effects Animator Laurent Kermel – Effects Animator Jason Mayer – Effects Animator Brett Miller – Effects Animator Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Sebastien Quessy – FX Lead Kevin Blom – FX Artist Jerome Escobar – FX Artist Toy Story 3 Jason Johnston – Effects Artist Eric Froemling – Effects Artist David Ryu – Effects Artist JD Northrup – Effects Artist Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Iron Man 2 – Stark Expo Giles Hancock – Digimatte Supervisor Richard Bluff – Digimatte Artist Todd Vaziri – Digital Artist Aaron McBride – VFX Art Director TRON: Legacy – Disc Game Jonathan Litt – Lighting Supervisor Juan S. Gomez – Lighting Lead Kevin Sears – Environment Lead Sonja Burchard – Compositing Supervisor Inception – Paris Dreamscape Bruno Baron – Lighting Supervisor Dan Neal – CG Supervisor Graham Page – Compositing Sequence Supervisor Per Mork-Jensen – Compositor Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Sand Room Alex Rothwell – Lead Effects Artist Chris Zeh – Compositing Supervisor Laurent Hugueniot – CG Supervisor Kevin Jenkins – Visual Effects Art Director Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Broadcast Program Boardwalk Empire – Boardwalk Robert Stromberg – CG Supervisor Brian Sales – Lead Compositor Paul Graff – VFX Supervisor Brian Pace – Digital Modeler The Event – To Keep Us Safe Michael Cook – Lead 3D Artist Jon Rosenthal – 3D Artist Ragui Hanna – 2D Artist Ryan Wieber – 2D Artist The Pacific – The Battle of Iwo Jima Marco Recuay – VFX Supervisor/Lead Artist Morgan McDermott – CG Supervisor NIck Lund-Ulrich – Compositing Supervisor Boardwalk Empire – Family Limitation J. John Corbett – Compositing Supervisor Matthew Conner – Digital Artist & Compositor Brendan Fitzgerald – Senior 3D Artist Jun Zhang – Lead Compositor Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Feature Motion Picture Shutter Island – Ward-C Int./Ext. Lighthouse Int./Ext. Matthew Gratzner – VFX Supervisor Scott Schneider – Model Crew Chief Adam Gelbart – Model Maker Richard A.F. Ewan – Model Painter Iron Man 2 – Hammer Military Drones Bruce Holcomb – Digital Model Supervisor Ron Woodall – View Paint Supervisor John Goodson – Modeler John Walker – CG Supervisor The Expendables – The Palace Explodes Gene Warren Jr. – Owner Christopher Lee Warren – Director of Photography Gene Warren III – Visual Effects Supervisor Inception – Hospital Fortress Destruction Ian Hunter – VFX Supervisor Scott Beverly – Mechanical FX Supervisor Forest Fischer – Model Crew Chief Robert Spurlock – Special FX Supervisor Outstanding Models & Miniatures in a Broadcast Program or Commercial Family Guy – Brian Griffin’s House of Payne Andrew Karr – 3D Artist Alec McClymont – CG Supervisor Daniel Osaki – Lead 3D Modeler Paul Hegg – CG Artist Boardwalk Empire – The Ivory Tower J. John Corbett – Compositing Supervisor Matthew Conner – Digital Artist & Compositor Brendan Fitzgerald – Senior 3D Artist Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture TRON: Legacy Kym Olsen – Look Development Compositing Lead Paul Lambert – Compositing Supervisor Sarahjane Javelo Chase – Rotoscope & Paint Lead Sonja Burchard – Compositing Supervisor Alice In Wonderland – Stolen Tarts Lisa Deaner – Precomp Orde Stevanoski – Compositor Aaron Kupferman – Lighting/comp Ruben Flores – Lighting/comp Inception Astrid Busser-Casas – Compositing Sequence Supervisor Scott Pritchard – Compositing Sequence Supervisor Jan Maroske – Compositing Sequence Supervisor George Zwier – Compositing Sequence Supervisor Hereafter – Tsunami Sequence Joseph Farrell – Compositing Supervisor Nick Crew – Lead Visual Effects Artist Jamie Hallett – Compositor Christine Lo – Compositor Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial Drench Cubehead Matthew Unwin – VFX Supervisor Lisa Ryan – Compositor Michael Gregory – 2D Supervisor Boardwalk Empire – Episode 1 Paul Graff – VFX Supervisor Brian Sales – Lead Compositor Jesse Siglow – Compositor Merysa Nichols – Compositor Travelers “Watering Hole” Franck Lambertz VFX Supervisor/Compositing Lead Ryan Knowles – 2D Artist The Pacific – Peleliu landing Jeremy Nelson – Lead Compositor John Mesa – Compositor/Supervisor Dan Novy – Animator/Compositor Tyler Cote – Compositor Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project LOOM Regina Welker – Student Time For Change Rupert Ashton – 3D Artist Priyan Jayamaha – 3D Artist Junying Xu – 3D Artist Kirsten Dale Pretorious – Key Nuke Compositor Das Tub Rupert Ashton – 3D Artist Priyan Jayamaha – 3D Artist Junying Xu – 3D Artist Kirsten Dale Pretorious – Key Nuke Compositor Nuisible(s) Erick Hupin – Realisation Baptiste Ode – Realisation Philippe Puech – Realisation Pierre Nahoum – Realisation
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