Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:18:53 GMT
Gravity has won the 2014 Oscar for Best Visual Effects, completing the trio of top VFX honours alongside the Bafta and VES awards. It was part of an outstanding night for the film, which saw it take seven awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematographer for Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing and Original Score.
Framestore VFX Supervisor Tim Webber, who collected the award alongside CG Supervisor Chris Lawrence, Animation Supervisor David Shirk and Special Effects Supervisor Neil Corbould, said: "On behalf of all of all of us, thank you to the Academy in a year with such amazing visual effects. Visual effects and film-making is all about the team and there’re far too many to thank properly, but I’d like to mention David Heyman, Nikki Penny, Emmanuel Lubezki, all of the shooting crew, Rising Sun Pictures, and the incredible team at Framestore."
"It seemed like a crazy project, so thank you to Warner Brothers and in particular Chris deFaria for believing in it, to George Clooney and especially Sandra Bullock for filling our effects with life and emotion, but most of all to Alfonso Cuarón for having with Jonás the vision of this breath-taking film, the audacity to make it happen and the courage to trust us in having such a big part in making it come to life. Finally, thank you to all our families and the families of the visual effects artists. Thank you very much."
The film's award-winning visual effects can be seen in its VFX breakdown and more information on how it was made is available here.
The award is Framestore's second Oscar, adding to its statue for The Golden Compass.
Genres: Visual VFXFramestore, Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:18:53 GMT