Midweek Motivations: 15th Annual VES Award Winners with VFX Breakdowns

Midweek Motivations: 15th Annual VES Award Winners with VFX Breakdowns
Inspirations Feb 08, 2017 at 12:41 PM

The VES, or Visual Effects Society, were held last night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, and the judges really had an incredible array of work to vote on this year. Here are the winners with some behind-the-scenes work for a few of them.

The VES Award Winners

Big winners this year are The Jungle Book and Game of Thrones, but here's the list of winners and what category they won.

The Jungle Book

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature 
  • Outstanding Animated Performance in a Photoreal Feature - The Jungle Book; King Louie
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature - The Jungle Book; Nature Effects
  • Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature - The Jungle Book

See Midweek Motivations: The Jungle Book

Jungle Book Movie VFX Breakdown (CGI) + Behind The Camera Scenes (Leaked)

The Jungle Book VFX Breakdown

Deepwater Horizon

  • Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
  • Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project Deepwater Horizon; Deepwater Horizon Rig

Creating The Fire in DEEPWATER HORIZON: Interview with SFX Supervisor Burt Dalton

Kubo and the Two Strings

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature 

More on Kubo and the Two Strings

2017 VES Awards: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Breaks 19-In-A-Row Disney Win Streak

Kubo and the Two Strings 'Creating the VFX' Featurette (2016)

More on Kubo and the Two Strings

Game of Thrones

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode  - Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards
  • Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode - Black Sails; XX
  • Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project - Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Drogon
  • Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project - Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project - Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Meereen City
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode - Game of Thrones; Battle of the Bastards; Retaking Winterfell

Rising Sun Pictures Game of Thrones Season 6 VFX Breakdowns

More on Game of Thrones

John Lewis; Buster the Boxer

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial
  • Outstanding Animated Performance in a Commercial
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial - John Lewis; Buster the Boxer

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016

The Making of Buster the Boxer - John Lewis

 

Moana

  • Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature - Moana; Motonui Island
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature - Moana

A Look at How Disney Gave Water a Little Sass in ‘Moana’

Other Winners

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project - Uncharted 4
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project - Pirates of the Caribbean; Battle for the Sunken Treasure
  • Outstanding Animated Performance in an Animated Feature - Finding Dory; Hank
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature - Doctor Strange; New York City
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project - Breaking Point

See also

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