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BAFTA Special Visual Effects Nominees 2015
February 8, 2015
BAFTA Special Visual Effects Nominees 2015






*WINNER*: INTERSTELLAR
VFX Studio: Double Negative
VFX Artists: Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter
Director: Christopher Nolan
Length: 2h 49min





Nominee: DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
VFX Studio: Weta Digital
VFX Artists: Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett
Director: Matt Reeves
Length: 2h 10min





Nominee: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
VFX Studios: Framestore, Moving Picture Company
VFX Artists: Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner
Director: James Gunn
Length: 2h 1min





Nominee: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES
VFX Studio: Weta Digital
VFX Artists: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton
Director: Peter Jackson
Length: 2h 24min





Nominee: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
VFX Studio: Digital Domain, Framestore, Moving Picture Company
VFX Artists: Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie
Director: Bryan Singer
Length: 2h 11min
BAFTA Animated Feature Nominees 2012
January 19, 2012


*Winner*: RANGO
Studio: Industrial Light and Magic
Voiced by: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Director: Gore Verbinski
Length: 107 minutes





Nominee: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN
Studio: Weta Digital
Voiced by:  Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig
Director:  Steven Spielberg
Length: 107 minutes





Nominee: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Studio: Aardman, Sony Pictures Animation
Voiced by: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
Directors:  Sarah Smith, Barry Cook 
Length: 97 minutes
DISTRICT 9: Making Of
August 14, 2009



Screenshot of the Exo-suit from District 9

Visual effects were handled by the established Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) in New Zealand, The Embassy (Citroen Transformers, Ghostbusters) and new fx house Image Engine also based in Vancouver. Two interesting VFX World interviews with Blomkamp entitled Neill Blomkamp Talks District 9 & District 9: Bringing Back ’80s Sci-Fi. Visual FX supervisor Dan Kaufman profiled on CGsociety for his work on District 9.

The Embassy District 9 CG Society article detailing CG techniques employed to create the alien’s Exo-suit using Luxology’s Modo The article also mentions that Zbrush, Softimage XSI and Apple Shake were used to complete shots.

Two more interesting CGSociety interviews with Image Engine.
District 9 Part 01 Meet the crew and find out how they worked.
District 9 Part 02 Texturing and Lighting.