The Visible Results Society (VES), the visible results trade’s skilled world honorary society, has introduced the Society’s latest VES Fellows.
They are going to be celebrated with different honorees at a particular occasion in October, actual date TBA.
This 12 months’s VES Fellows are Jeff Barnes, Toni Tempo Carstensen, Bob Coleman, Chuck Finance, Shannon Gans, Tim McGovern, and Ray McMillan.
“Our VES honorees represent a group of exceptional artists, innovators and professionals who have had a profound impact on the field of visual effects and in service to our global Society,” mentioned VES Board Chair Lisa Cooke. “We are proud to recognize those who helped shape our shared legacy and our worldwide VFX community, and continue to inspire future generations of VFX practitioners.”
VES 2023 Fellows:
Jeff Barnes, VES is an leisure and know-how inventive govt who continues to make marked impacts throughout Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Because the EVP of Artistic Improvement at Gentle Subject Lab, he drives cross-channel advertising initiatives and content material creation for the corporate’s SolidLight holographic show platform. Barnes beforehand cofounded and led CaféFX, The Syndicate, and Sententia Leisure. His studios had been world-class suppliers of award-winning imagery on over 80 studio-released function movies together with, Armageddon, The Aviator, Pan’s Labyrinth, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man and Common Studios theme park trip, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Barnes has actively contributed to the event, help, and development of the inventive neighborhood, serving as chair and vice chair of the VES world board of administrators, and was honored as a VES Lifetime Member.
Toni Tempo Carstensen, VES is a founding member of the Visible Results Society – becoming a member of the group as member 0004 and serving because the Society’s first treasurer. She was a founding member of the chief committee and served on the worldwide board of administrators for a few years, in addition to cochair of the World Schooling Committee, coeditor of the primary version of the VES Handbook of Visible Results, and with the schooling committee, generated the idea for VESAGE – a e-book showcasing the non-public artwork of VES members. Carstensen serves as longtime chair of the imaginative and prescient committee, which continues to have interaction with frontiers together with VR/AR and holograms, and treasurer of the Los Angeles Part. Her function credit embrace VFX producer/digital manufacturing supervisor on Avatar, Minority Report and Fantasia 2000. Carstensen is a VES Lifetime Member and recipient of the 2017 VES Founders Award.
Bob Coleman, VES can also be being honored this 12 months as a VES Lifetime Member. Coleman is the president and founding father of Digital Artists Company. With a roster of VFX expertise that features Academy Award, VES Award, and Emmy Award-winning artisans, DAA is acknowledged as a preeminent below-the-line company, solely representing VFX artists for function movies, tv, and commercials. His tenure working in movie manufacturing, visible results and publish manufacturing spans greater than 40 years, and consists of senior management positions with Victor Duncan Inc., Optimus Inc., Editel Chicago, Lucas Arts, Skywalker Sound, Digital Magic, and Virgin Digital Studios entities 525 and Virgin Tv de Mexico. Coleman has served on the VES awards committee for 23 years, together with 9 years as chair. He has had a protracted tenure on the VES world board of administrators and its govt committee, in addition to offering vital contributions and management for the VES Enterprise Labor and Regulation, Advantages, VES Summit, and membership committees.
Chuck Finance, VES has been a useful member of the VES for greater than 20 years, following a protracted profession in academic, data, and theatrical filmmaking. Early in his profession, he gained a status for producing and directing science movies for the American Geological Institute, Nationwide Science Basis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and different business movie manufacturing firms. Finance was the cofounder of Perpetual Movement Footage, the place he oversaw manufacturing of visible results, titles, and opticals for such movies as Invoice and Ted’s Glorious Journey, Leviathan and Mother and Dad Save the World, after which went on to work as a contract VFX producer and VFX guide for movie and TV. Finance performed an instrumental position within the VES Awards, along with his deep involvement on the awards committee for nearly 20 years, together with service because the chair and cochair.
Shannon Gans, VES is a producer and builder of studios and groups on the main intersection of creativity, know-how, and enterprise. She is a part of the Apple group behind its new mixed-reality headset, accountable for mixed-reality content material for the machine; and can also be an govt producer on an animated sequence for Jon Stewart at HBO. Gans is finest often known as the CEO and cofounder of New Deal Studios, a twenty first Century Artistic Studio, a visible results, design and manufacturing studio identified for award-winning sequences on greater than 200 of the most important movies and commercials, together with Interstellar and The Aviator. Gans has in depth manufacturing and improvement expertise in actual time, unbiased function movies, commercials, visible results, and spatial interactive content material. Gans has performed a management position with the Society in serving a number of phrases on the worldwide VES board of administrators.
Tim McGovern, VES Can be being honored this 12 months as a VES Lifetime Member and the 2023 Founders Award recipient. McGovern is an acclaimed visible results supervisor and artistic director who started his profession on the inception of digital/laptop visible results within the in any other case analog VFX trade, doing award-winning, groundbreaking work in VFX and laptop animation. Along with profitable an Academy Award for Digital Visible Results for Complete Recall, he garnered 5 Clios, a Hugo, and a Mobius award. He was a founding member of Sony Footage Imageworks, and ran it as senior VFX supervisor, in addition to the SVP of inventive and technical affairs. Since leaving Sony, McGovern has labored as an unbiased visible results supervisor and filmmaker. He has supervised VFX for Hollywood Movies in Mumbai, and now works at DNEG Mumbai, whereas additionally serving as chief inventive officer at Whisper Footage, a improvement and manufacturing firm centered on animated household movies.
McGovern has performed key management roles with the VES during the last 20 years, together with service as a member of the worldwide board of administrators, because the board’s vice chair, as a founding cochair of the VES awards committee, and member of the digital manufacturing committee. He was the founding chair of the VES committee for outreach to creating areas, and has significantly contributed to the Society’s development in a number of areas on 4 continents, together with working with VES members to kind Sections in Washington state, Georgia, France, Germany, India, and aiding to assist Montreal and Toronto obtain Part-hood.
Ray McMillan, VES is a commemorated visible results supervisor/producer, director,and director of pictures, identified for his work on movies together with The Day After Tomorrow, The Unbelievable Hulk and X-Males. His profession has been punctuated with greater than 40 awards for his work, together with Worldwide Clios, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Chicago Artwork Director’s Awards, and Worldwide Movie and TV Competition of New York Awards. McMillan began as a classically educated animator at Youngsters’s Tv Community, after which moved into visible results for commercials, function movie, and sequence throughout the U.S. and Canada – together with working this previous 12 months as VFX supervisor on the Apple + sequence, Jane. McMillan is deeply concerned with the VES Toronto part, serving a number of phrases because the part treasurer and secretary, and chairing their studio screenings.
As beforehand introduced, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor and founding VES member Tim McGovern was named recipient of the 2023 VES Founders Award. The Society designated archivist and curator Sandra Pleasure Aguilar; producer and AMPAS governor Brooke Breton, VES; VFX artist agent and govt Bob Coleman; and Tim McGovern with Lifetime VES memberships.
The 2023 class of VES Corridor of Fame honorees consists of Samuel Z. Arkoff; Lawrence W. Butler; Wah Chang; Norman Daybreak, ASC; Walter Percy Day, OBE; Marcel Delgado; Farciot Edouart, ASC; and Edward D. Wooden, Jr.