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The Water Horse Nominated for Visual Effects Awards

January 18th, 2008 by Paul Martin

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced the nominees for the 6th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects in over a dozen categories of film, television, commercials and video games – and Weta Digital’s work on Waterhorse – Legend of The Deep – has been nominated for two of these awards!

Weta Digital has been nominated in the following categories:

ANIMATED CHARACTER IN A LIVE ACTION MOTION PICTURE “Spider-Man 3” – Sandman – Chris Yang, Bernd Anger, Dominick Cecere, Remington Scott
“The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” – Crusoe – Richard Frances- Moore, Martin Hill, Marco Revelant, Daniel Barrett
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – Davy Jones – Hal Hickel, Marc Chu, Jakub Pistecky, Maia Kayser
“Enchanted” – Pip – Tom Gibbons, James W. Brown, David Richard Nelson, John Koester
“Transformers” – Optimus Prime – Rick O’connor , Doug Sutton, Keiji Yamaguchi, Jeff White
“I Am Legend” – The Infected Leader – David Schaub, Marco Marenghi, Josh Beveridge

COMPOSITING IN A MOTION PICTURE
“Transformers” – Pat Tubach , Beth D’amato , Todd Vaziri , Mike Conte
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – Death Of Beckett – Lou Pecora, Joel Behrens, Ted Andre, Kevin Lingenfelser
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” – Eddie Pasquarello , Katrin Klaiber, Jen Howard, Shawn Hillier
“I Am Legend” – Seaport Evacuation – Darren Lurie, John Sasaki, Rita Kunzler, Fish Essenfeld
“The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” – Crusoe – Areito Echevarria, Gareth Dinneen, Norman Cates, Caterina Schiffers
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” – Hall of Prophecy and Comp Shots – Jolene Mccaffrey, Jelena Stojanovic, Victor Wade, Adam Pashke

In addition to these, Weta Digital has also been nominated for one of the IMAGINA AWARDS in the ‘Best Animation’ category:
HUGH ? France
OKTAPODI ? France
THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP ? New Zealand
AL DENTE – France

The IMAGINA AWARDS Prize Giving Ceremony will take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Thursday 31st January 2008, and the 6th Annual VES Awards will take place on Feb. 10, 2008 at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood.