Graduates win big at the prestigious VES Awards

Visual Effects and Motion Graphics  VES

This year, four of our Visual Effects and Motion Graphics graduates have won the prestigious VES awards across four categories as part of their VFX studio teams and eleven past graduates were nominated across the awards. 
 
A big congratulations to all that picked up an award and also to all those nominated.

This is a true testament to their hard work which has continued on from their time here at the University of South Wales.

We are really proud to see them be recognised for their talent and dedication. 
 
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature 
 
THE LION KING 
 
Irena Šmitáková - Digital Matte Painter - Graduated 2018 
 
 
Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature 
 
THE LION KING 
 
Irena Šmitáková - Digital Matte Painter - Graduated 2018 
 
 
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode 
 
THE MANDELORIAN - CHAPTER 2: THE CHILD 
 
Ellen Jaram - Roto / Prep Artist - Graduated 2017 
Jay Murray - Compositor - Graduated 2013 
 
 
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode 
 
CHERNOBYL - 1:23:45 
 
Leanne Dua - Roto / Prep Artist - Graduated 2016 
Jay Murray - Compositor - Graduated 2013 
Jack Phillips - Roto / Prep Supervisor - (Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Course Leader) 
 
 
The Visual Effects Society is the film and TV industries only organisation representing the full breadth of visual effects, including artists, compositors, animators, environment artists, supervisors and more.

These awards are also usually a good indicator of who will win the coveted OSCAR for Visual Effects. Fingers crossed for our nominated alumni at the Academy Awards!