I am delighted to say I have won a award for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Commercial on the 13th Annual VES Awards.
I have been chasing this award since I had previous nominations like Smithwicks Squirrel and Playstation A Perfect Day.
The SSE Maya commercial also won two another awards on the 13th Annual VES Awards.
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast Program, or Video Game
The prestigious yearly celebration that recognises outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games and the VFX supervisors, VFX producers and hands-on-the-keys artists who bring this work to life.
Nominees were selected by VES members via events hosted by its nine sections – Australia, Bay Area, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver. The VES Awards was held on February 4th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
13th Annual VES Award Recipients
Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 13th Annual VES Awards
Big Hero 6 is the Big Hero with 5 Awards; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Tops the Feature Film Category; Game of Thrones and SSE Lead in Broadcast and Commercial Wins
Los Angeles (February 4, 2015) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 13th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate VFX talent in 23 awards categories. Big Hero 6 was the big winner of the evening garnering five awards. The teams from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (feature film), Game of Thrones (broadcast) and SSE (commercial) led the wins in their respective categories, taking home three awards each.
Zoe Saldana made a crowd-pleasing presentation to her Star Trek: Into Darkness director, award-winning writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams, recipient of the VES Visionary Award. Awards presenters included Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Clark Gregg, How to Train Your Dragon 2 director Dean DeBlois, Alyssa Sutherland, Jamie Chung, Karine Vanasse and Scott Adsit.