Monday, March 27, 2023

Nine Wins for Weta FX at Visual Effects Society Awards

The Wētā FX team has taken a raft of gongs at this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. The NZ efffects powerhouse took out nine category wins, including:

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – WINNER!

Richard Baneham, Walter Garcia, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, JD Schwalm

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Kiri – WINNER

Anneka Fris, Rebecca Louise Leybourne, Guillaume Francois, Jung-Rock Hwang

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL OR REAL-TIME PROJECT
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY; Pogo – WINNER

Aidan Martin, Hannah Dockerty, Olivier Beierlein, Miae Kang

OUTSTANDING CREATED ENVIRONMENT IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; The Reef – WINNER

Jessica Cowley, Joe W. Churchill, Justin Stockton, Alex Nowotny

OUTSTANDING VIRTUAL CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A CG PROJECT
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – WINNER

Richard Baneham, Dan Cox, Eric Reynolds, A.J Briones

OUTSTANDING MODEL IN A PHOTOREAL OR ANIMATED PROJECT
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; The Sea Dragon – WINNER

Sam Sharplin, Stephan Skorepa, Ian Baker, Guillaume Francois

OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Simulations – WINNER

Johnathan M. Nixon, David Moraton, Nicolas Illingworth, David Caeiro Cebrian

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING & LIGHTING IN A FEATURE
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Integration – WINNER

Sam Cole, Francois Sugny, Florian Schroeder, Jean Matthews

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER; Water Toolset – WINNER

Alexey Dmitrievich Stomakhin, Steve Lesser, Sven Joel Wretborn, Douglas McHaleB

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