Visible Results Society Broadcasts 2019 Honorees and Corridor of Fame Inductees

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Visible Results Society (VES), the trade’s international skilled honorary society, has simply introduced the 2019 inductees into the VES Corridor of Fame, the latest Lifetime and Honorary members and this yr’s recipient of the VES Founders Award. The names of this yr’s VES Fellows will probably be introduced later. The honorees and Corridor of Fame inductees will probably be acknowledged at a particular reception in October. 

Honored VES chief Susan Thurmond O’Neal was named recipient of the 2019 VES Founders Award. The Society designated award-winning VFX supervisor Michael Fink, VES with a Lifetime VES Membership and presents FotoKem’s Chief Technique Officer, Mike Brodersen, with an Honorary VES Membership.  This yr’s VES Corridor of Fame honorees are Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick and Stan Lee. 

“Our VES honorees signify a bunch of outstanding artists, innovators and professionals who’ve had a profound affect on the sector of visible results,” Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair, acknowledged. “We’re proud to acknowledge those that helped form our shared legacy and proceed to encourage future generations of VFX practitioners.”

Founders Award Recipient: Susan Thurmond O’Neal for her sustained contributions to the artwork, science or enterprise of visible results and meritorious service to the Society.  O’Neal joined the VES within the late 1990s and has served as a member of its international Board of Administrators and the Government Committee. For a few years, she served because the Chair for the worldwide Schooling Committee and at present Chairs the Membership Committee – and he or she has been instrumental within the work to develop the Society by main the bi-annual membership assessment and approval course of. 

O’Neal is at present a recruiter for BLT Recruiting, Inc and has labored as an Operations Supervisor at The Mill, Operations Director at Escape Studios in Los Angeles and as an Account Supervisor at Aspect Results Software program, Inc.  She began her profession in visible results at Digital Area in 1993, the place she labored in finance and operations earlier than turning to manufacturing.  O’Neal’s credit embody T2: 3D – Battle Throughout Time, Titanic, The Italian Job, West Wing, Deuce Bigalow 2: European Gigolo in addition to a number of music movies, commercials and different works.

Lifetime Member: Michael Fink, VES, for meritorious service to the Society and the worldwide trade. Fink started working in movie on The China Syndrome. He was hooked, and labored on movies resembling Star Trek – The Movement Image and Blade Runner earlier than changing into a Visible Results Supervisor on Battle Video games (BAFTA Nomination).  He has since labored on The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Batman Returns (Academy Award and BAFTA nominations), Braveheart, Mars Assaults!, X-Males, X-Males 2, The Golden Compass (VES Award nomination, BAFTA and Academy Award winner), Avatar, Tron: Legacy, Tree of Life and Lifetime of Pi.

Fink directed the primary Coca-Cola Polar Bear spot in 1993, which was one of many earliest extensively seen examples of 3D fur on a CG creature. Fink is a founding member of the Visible Results Society and a former VES Board Member.  He’s a member of the Visible Results Department of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, and has served on its Government Committee.  He’s at present a Professor on the College of Cinematic Arts on the College of Southern California and Chair of the Division of Movie and Tv Manufacturing.  He holds the Georges Méliès Endowed Chair in Visible Results on the USC College of Cinematic Arts. 

Honorary Member: Mike Brodersen for his exemplary contributions to the leisure trade and for furthering the pursuits and values of visible results practitioners. Brodersen is likely one of the house owners of FotoKem, at present serving as its Chief Technique Officer. Due to Brodersen, FotoKem has been a invaluable longtime companion with the VES, together with serving because the Los Angeles website for the VES Awards nominations occasions for a few years. 

In his 25-year tenure on the firm, Brodersen has helped incubate providers together with movie scanning and recording, digital intermediate, digital restoration, software program growth and file-based dailies. Established in 1963 and one of many final remaining full-service movie laboratories on the planet, FotoKem supplies colour grading, digital imaging, VFX, graphics, audio, and quite a lot of different post-production providers from dailies by way of ending.  In recent times, the corporate has been capable of present post-production, imaging and VFX help providers on titles like As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, Aquaman, Star Wars: The Final Jedi, Dunkirk, Vice, Inexperienced E book, Kong: Cranium Island, Higher Name Saul and Homeland.

VES 2019 Corridor of Fame honorees:

Walt Disney (1901-1966) – Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, TV and movie producer. A pioneer of the American animation trade, he launched a rating of improvements within the discipline of animation.  As a movie producer, Disney holds the report for many Academy Awards earned by a person, having received 26 Oscars.  His artistic imaginative and prescient gave rise to the groundbreaking theme park Disneyland and Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios, the origin of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Stanley Kubrick (1928 – 1999) — Stanley Kubrick was an American movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He’s continuously cited as one of many biggest and most influential filmmakers in cinematic historical past. His filmography contains Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Area Odyssey (Academy Award winner for Greatest Particular Visible Results), A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.  All of Stanley Kubrick’s movies from Paths of Glory till the top of his profession, apart from The Shining, had been nominated for Academy Awards or Golden Globe Awards.

Stan Lee (1922 – 2018) – Stan Lee was an American comedian e-book author, editor, writer and producer.  He turned Marvel Comics’ major artistic chief for twenty years, main its growth from a small division of a publishing home to a multimedia company that dominated the comics trade. In collaboration with others at Marvel, he co-created quite a few well-liked fictional characters, together with superheroes SPIDER-MAN, THE X-MEN, IRON MAN, THOR, THE HULK, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, BLACK PANTHER, DAREDEVIL, DOCTOR STRANGE, SCARLET WITCH and ANT-MAN. Lee was an inductee into the comedian e-book trade’s Will Eisner Award Corridor of Fame and a recipient of NEA’s Nationwide Medal of Arts, in addition to the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

Supply: The Visible Results Society

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