PIXL VISN Instructor Jonathan Symmonds nominated for VES award

Jonathan Symmonds, Animation instructor at PIXL VISN, has been nominated for a VES Award for his work on the season finale of the 5th season of Game of Thrones. He is taking a short break from his work on the current season of the series to attend the 14th annual VES awards in Los Angeles this week. The Award, presented by the Visual Effects Society, is a tremendous honour within the Visual Effects community and we are very excited for Jonathan.

Martin Scorsese at the 13th annual VES awards
2015 VES Awards Ceremony, February 4, 2015

The VES Awards, a yearly event hosted by the Visual Effects Society (VES), celebrates the amazing artistry and innovation in film, animation, and video games. The ceremony gives recognition to the artists, VFX supervisors and VFX producers who work behind the scenes to bring their work to life.

The Game of Thrones leads the broadcast field with 9 nominations this year and also has the most overall nominations, more than Star Wars The Force Awakens, which is the leader in the feature film category.

2015 VES Awards Ceremony, February 4, 2015
2015 VES Awards Ceremony, February 4, 2015

When digital creatures perform alongside real life actors, animators must not only make their creature look realistic, but also interact with the real life actor so we believe they are together in the same world. This scene, up for nomination, serves as a great example of the process done well.

PIXOMONDO takes us behind the scenes to show us how they bring the dragons to life in the Game of Thrones in this video.

2015 VES Awards Ceremony, February 4, 2015
2015 VES Awards Ceremony, February 4, 2015

About the VES

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers.


Congratulation to Jonathan and the rest of the team PIXOMONDO, we wish you the best of luck at the awards ceremony this week


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