3 March 2014

British Visual Effects steal the show at this year’s Oscars

By Cassio | Categorised in News
Hollywood found itself captivated by the work of British Visual Effects at last night’s Oscars ceremony as Alfonzo Cuarón’s Gravity picked up seven Oscars- including for Best Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.
This immersive, technical-achievement has changed the face of filmmaking completely, with state-of-the-art digital effects complementing first-rate acting by stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  Cuarón also stole the award for Best Director but it’s obvious that his efforts were the effect of the collaborative team-work and the underlying skills of his soho-based VFX company Framestore that really made the impression on judges, complemented by his traditional Directing techniques in shaping great performances.
Met Film School graduate, Shannon Moran, has recently joined Framestore after finishing her One-Year course in Visual Effects.  She found the intense practical training integral in preparing her to confidently find work within the industry.  Since Shannon studied at Met we have re-shaped our course within an intensive 6-month programme to kick-start students in their DIgital Animation or Visual Effects training.  We also find that this is beneficial to our students who aim to achieve their goal of a quick transition into an industry placement.  Watch our student showreel from the Six-Month Digital Animation and Six-Month Visual Effects for Film courses and find out more about what they offer on our YouTube channel.
More highlights from Oscar Night:
  • British Film 12 Years a Slave won the award for Best Picture
  • Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto win awards for best actor and supporting actor (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Lupita Nyong’o wins best supporting actress for 12 Years a Slave and Cate Blanchett wins best actress, the sole award for Blue Jasmine
  • American Hustle fails to pick up a single award, despite being nominated in 10 categories
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