Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More from the VES Awards

Here's a whole boatload of photos from last week's 6th Annual VES Awards. (Make sure you read the first article, "VES Awards: ILM Sweeps.") Teams from Industrial Light & Magic won six awards; four for "Transformers" and two for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

It was an honor to represent the entire team at ILM that worked so tirelessly on "Transfomers." And here's the full ILM credit list for the film - every single of of them (and many that did not make the final list) worked their tails off to make the film look "awe-inspiring, eye-popping, way-cool, astonishing, flawless, and out of this world."

The Kodak Theater Ballroom, on February 10, 2008.

The VES Award statuette.

The party starts.

Accepting the award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature film is the "Transformers" team, represented by Pat Tubach, Todd Vaziri, Mike Conte, and Beth D'Amato.

"Transformers" compositing supervisor Pat Tubach.

"Transformers" sequence supervisor Todd Vaziri.

"Transformers" sequence supervisor Mike Conte.

"Transformers" roto/paint supervisor Beth D'Amato, Pat Tubach, Todd Vaziri and Mike Conte.

The statuette is strong enough to support my giant head.

Presenter John Knoll starts off the show with a fabricated story about working with Steven Spielberg. He left the stage with his pants on fire.

Accepting the award for Outstanding Animated Character in a Feature Film is the Davy Jones team from "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End": Hal Hickel, Maia Kayser, Marc Chu and Jakup Pistecky. The award was presented by "Transformers" director Michael Bay.

The ILM/Kerner team from "Transformers" accepting the award for Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Feature Film: Dave Fogler, Brian Gernand, Alex Jaeger and Ron Woodall.

This shot from the desert highway sequence from "Transformers" won the award for Best Single Visual Effect of the year.

Shawn Kelly, animator extraordinaire, accepting the award.

Accepting the Best Single Visual Effect of the Year award, the brilliant Mike Jamieson (who lit and composited the shot), Scott Farrar, Shari Hanson, and Shawn Kelly.

Now they're being silly.

Our visual effects supervisor, Scott Farrar, accepting the award for Best Visual Effects for "Transformers."

Our visual effects producer, Shari Hanson, accepting the award for Best Visual Effects for "Transformers."

Our animation supervisor, Scott Benza, accepting the award for Best Visual Effects for "Transformers."

Associate visual effects supervisor Russell Earl joins Shari, Scott, and Scott.

Benza looks like he's all-too-familiar with that pose.

"Transformers" director Michael Bay. Insert your own caption.

Visual effects wizard Dennis Muren attempts to conjure up some movie magic, right there on the podium.

And there's Megan Fox.

Even more photos and information can be found at the following links.


Wes Ball said...

Could you elaborate on your John Knoll caption? Curious to hear his story. :)

Todd said...

Here you go! -tv

Oscar Watch: Spielberg Speaks at Visual Effects Society Awards

Cinefex Joe said...

Bravo, Todd!