LOS ANGELES — The Visible Results Society (VES), the business’s international skilled honorary society, has simply introduced the 2019 class of VES Fellows. The Fellows distinction, bestowed by the VES Board of Administrators, signifies that the person has maintained an impressive fame and has made distinctive achievements and sustained contributions to the artwork, science or enterprise of visible results, in addition to enabling members’ careers and selling group worldwide and by offering sustained service to the VES which has considerably superior the Society, its membership and its mission assertion for a interval of not lower than 10 years throughout the final 20 years.
This 12 months’s honored VES Fellows who can be bestowed with the post-‐nominal letters “VES” are: Neil Corbould, Harrison Ellenshaw and Susan Zwerman. The honorees can be acknowledged at a particular reception in Beverly Hills on October 2.
“Our VES Fellows signify a bunch of remarkable artists, innovators and professionals who’ve made vital contributions to the sphere of visible results,” mentioned Mike Chambers, VES Board Chair. “We’re proud to acknowledge those that helped form our shared legacy and proceed to encourage future generations of VFX practitioners.”
Neil Corbould – Neil Corbould started in particular results in 1978 beginning as a trainee on Superman and has labored on among the most memorable films of our time, together with The Elephant Man, American Werewolf in London, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Cliffhanger and Leon: The Skilled In 1995,
Neil supervised his first film, The Fifth Factor alongside Nick Alder. He went on to oversee basic movies, together with Saving Non-public Ryan (BAFTA Award), Gladiator (Academy Award), Black Hawk Down, Gravity (Academy, VES & BAFTA Award), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Academy & BAFTA Nominations). Corbould has been a member of the VES since its inception and was instrumental in serving to to reinstate the particular results award into the forthcoming 18th Annual VES Awards. Corbould additionally served on the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences govt committee, working to maintain particular results on the forefront of modern-day movie manufacturing.
Harrison Ellenshaw ‐ Harrison Ellenshaw was an unique member of the VES Board of Administrators; he has served two phrases on the VES Board and can also be a recipient of the VES Founders Award. His credit as a matte artist and a visible results supervisor embody work on The Man Who Fell to Earth, Star Wars, Large Wednesday, The Black Gap, The Empire Strikes Again, Tron, Dick Tracy and Dave. Throughout the
1980s Harrison headed up a number of totally different unbiased visible results corporations, together with Triple DDD, which created 3D results for the Disney theme park movie Captain EO, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and
2019 VES Fellows produced by George Lucas. Ellenshaw additionally based Olsen, Lane & White, which was created to supply the results for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. From 1990 to 1996 Harrison managed Disney’s unbiased results facility Buena Vista Visible Results, which created VFX for over 35 movies, together with non-‐ Disney movies Wilder Napalm, The Phantom and Escape From L.A. Harrison is a recipient of the Artwork Administrators Guild Lifetime Achievement Award and an Academy Award nomination for The Black Gap.
Susan Zwerman ‐ Susan Zwerman has been a member of the VES since 1998. A profitable Visible Results Producer, her credit embody Damaged Arrow, Alien Resurrection, Males Of Honor, Across the World in 80 Days and The Guardian. She continuously acts as a VFX advisor doing VFX breakdowns, budgets and schedules for main studios. Previous to getting into the sphere, Zwerman labored on greater than 50 movies as an assistant director and unit manufacturing supervisor. She is at the moment the Studio Govt Producer for Distinctive Minds, a nonprofit skilled faculty and studio that prepares younger adults on the Autism Spectrum for careers in digital animation and visible results. Zwerman serves as Chair of the DGA’s UPM/AD VFX Digital Know-how Committee, is the recipient of the DGA’s Frank Capra Achievement Award in recognition of her profession achievement and business service, and can also be a member of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences. She is the Co-‐Editor of The VES Handbook of Visible Results, printed in 2010 and 2014, and is at the moment working with Jeffrey A. Okun on the third version, slated for publication in 2020.
As beforehand introduced, honored VES chief Susan Thurmond O’Neal was named recipient of the 2019 VES Founders Award. The Society designated award-‐successful VFX supervisor Michael Fink, with a Lifetime VES Membership and presents FotoKem’s Chief Technique Officer, Mike Brodersen, with an Honorary VES Membership. This 12 months’s VES Corridor of Fame honorees are Walt Disney, Stanley Kubrick and Stan Lee.
Supply: The Visible Results Society