Annie Award Wins

Congratulations to our two Annie award winners for Surf’s Up. Deborah Carlson won the category of “Best Individual Achievement in Animated Effects” for her wave work and John Clark took the award for “Best Animation Production Artist” for his wave animation contributions. Well deserved!

VES Sneak Peek

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 9 from 2-5pm, the Visual Effects Society will offer a sneak peek at some of this year’s nominated work. I’ll be involved in the Surf’s Up presentation.

Come join some of our Nominees as they present their submissions and answer questions. The categories presented include Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series, Best Single Visual Effect of the Year, Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game and Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture.

This is a free event and I understand it’s open to the public if you’d like to attend. You can download this flyer for more information.

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