Cloudy at the Annie Awards

Cloudy was nominated for Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Effects, best Directing and Best Writing in this years Annie Awards.

Yesterday the studio sent out a pretty funny letter from the directors to the ASIFA membership. Usually these “please vote for us” mailers are pretty lame–but when you give Chris and Phil a chance to write you get something awesome.

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VES Nominations for Cloudy

The Hollywood Reporter announced the nominations for the Visual Effects Society awards and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is up for two categories:

Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

    “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” Mike Ford, CG supervisor Chris Juen, co-producer Alan Hawkins, supervising animator Pete Nash, animation director

Effects Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture

    “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” Rob Bredow, VFX supervisor Matt Hausman, effects animation supervisor Carl Hooper, effects animation supervisor Dan Kramer, digital effects supervisor

I couldn’t be more proud of the work and the team that put Cloudy on the screen. This is my third VES nomination for effects with this crew. Not only do they do great work, but are a great team to work with.

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.