USW Graduates nominated for 91st Academy Awards

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USW Animation, Design, and VFX graduates from Film and TV School Wales contributed to this year's Oscar-Nominated Films, in the 2019 "Animated Feature Film" and "Visual Effects" categories. The University is thrilled with the achievements of our alumni, and we're astounded when they receive high-level praise, such as potentially winning an Oscar.

They were part of the animation/VFX and art department teams for:

BA(Hons) Animation (2D & Stop-motion)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet - Ryan Tottle - Character Modeling Supervisor (Disney)
• Isle of Dogs - Tim Allen, Key Animator; Andy Shackleford, Animator; Joshua Flynn, Puppet Sculptor; Nathan Flynn, Puppet Sculptor

BA(Hons) Computer Animation
• Ready Player One - Suvi Jokiniemi, Animator (ILM)
• Solo: A Star Wars Story - Suvi Jokiniemi, Animator (ILM)
• Christopher Robin - Joe Lewis, Lead Animator (Framestore); Beth Warner, Production Assistant (Framestore)
• Avengers: Infinity War - Rhodri Matthews, Environment TD (DNEG); Beth Warner, Production Assistant (Framestore)

BA(Hons) Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
• Ready Player One - Ben Brown, Crowd Artist (ILM); Kati Maul, Talent Coordinator (ILM)
• Avengers: Infinity War - Ben Brown, Crowd Artist (ILM); Kati Maul, Talent Coordinator (ILM); Jon Dolman, Paint & Roto Artist (Framestore); Amy Carpenter, Roto/Prep Artist (Cinesite); Leanne Dua, R&D Tech (DNEG)

BA (Hons) TV & Film Set Design
• Isle of Dogs - Sarah Notley, Draughtsperson
• Ready Player One - Oliver Herrick, Art Department Assistant
• Christopher Robin - Jamie Shakespeare, Matt Smith and Dale Lerwill, Art Department
• Mary Poppins Returns - Oscar Allan, Art Department
• The Favourite - Jamie Shakespeare and Chelsea Davison, Art Department