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    BAFTA Special Visual Effects Nominees 2015
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    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
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    *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
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    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.

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