VES Nominations

The VES Awards were announced today and Surf’s Up got 4 nods in 3 categories.

Best Single Visual Effect of the Year

Riding the Visual Effects Tube

Rob Bredow, Lydia Bottegoni, Daniel Kramer, Matt Hausman

Outstanding Effects in an Animated Motion Picture

Riding Waves – CG Style

Rob Bredow, Daniel Kramer, Matt Hausman, Danny Dimian

Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture

Chicken Joe

David Schaub, Moon Jun Kang, Brian Casper, Andreas Procopiou


David Schaub, Pete Nash, James Crossley, Shia LaBeouf

Number 17

Surf’s Up makes an appearance as #17 on CG Society’s 2007 Retrospective–“the public-voted list of the most requested cool items for 2007”. They make note of the hand-held camera work and the innovative waves.

Surf’s Up @ AEAF

On Wednesday, November 14th I’ll be presenting a detailed look at the making of Surf’s Up at the Australian Effects and Animation festival. If you’re going to be near Sydney this November you might want to include AEAF in your plans–this has been an excellent conference in the past and it looks like another great lineup this year as well.

AEAF attendees or others with interest can download the referenced course notes from Sony Imageworks [14.3 Mb PDF].