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Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Skowl » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:00 pm

The nominations for the 6th Annual "Visual Effects Society Awards" have been announced and the Transformers Movie is leading the pack with 5 nominations:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year - for the Optimus Prime vs Bonecrusher highway battle.

Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture - for Optimus Prime

Outstanding Models or Miniatures in a Motion Picture

and

Outstanding Compositing in a Motion Picture

For a list of all the nominees, read the press release (in PDF format) by clicking here
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby dragons » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:01 pm

transformers has to at least win one award with 5 nominations on board
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby First-Aid » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:15 pm

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Composting? What the heck is composting???
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Liege Evilmus » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:36 pm

Come on Academy, do something right for a change!

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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Omega Charge » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:39 pm

Motto: "Nothing. What's the motto with you?"
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Prime vs Bonecrusher was the best visual effect? It must have been a tough decision to pick one if that's the one they pick.
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Skowl » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:45 pm

First-Aid wrote:Composting? What the heck is composting???


Compositing, not composting...
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby ***Galvatron*** » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:43 pm

First-Aid wrote:Composting? What the heck is composting???


Compositing is when they combine certain effects and images to form one like for the Transformers 2007 movie placing optimus prime out on the middle of the highway, pretty much any optical effect that does not already exist.

It could also mean a phaser blast from the Enterprise, they combine the effect to match up with the effect of the physical model if one was used.
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Buttz » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:57 pm

The guys who vote on these things are some of the biggest "film" geeks in the world, and if they're willing to overlook that this is a terrible movie, then you can bet that it will probably win it all.
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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby polystyleneman » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:03 am

Was it a bad movie? I guess I was too distracted by the awful effects.

Poor ILM, I think they were on vacation whne they were assigned this movie, and they let the interns do it.

They seem to have fogotten one of the basic rules of special effects, the best special effects are the effects that the audience doesn't notice. Nowadays, you get heads floating on clone troopers, spinning and twirling robots that glittler and gleam and lack any sense of weight and gravity, and horribly animated lips on a robot. All of which conspire to make one heck of a headache!! I mean... movie.

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Re: Transformers Movie Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

Postby Kayevcee » Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:26 am

polystyleneman wrote:horribly animated lips on a robot.


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