Three artists from Rising Sun Pictures have been nominated for a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for their work in Marvel Studios’ summer blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok.
They are CG supervisor Hubert Maston, lighting technical director Arthur Moody, On-set VFX/Concept/Pre-vis Adam Paschke and Virtual Production supervisor Casey Schatz.
They have been nominated for Best Virtual Cinematography for the film’s “Val’s Flashback” sequence. The team will travel to Los Angeles where the winners will be announced at the 16th Annual VES Awards Ceremony on February 13 in Beverly Hills.
Val’s Flashback, which plays out in artful slow motion under glittering light, describes a fatal encounter between Valkyrie warriors and Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death. The female warriors, riding winged steeds, emerge from portals in the sky only to be mercilessly struck down by Hela using her magical powers.
“We extend our heartiest congratulations to our nominees on this wonderful honour,” oserved RSP Managing Director Tony Clark. “It’s very rewarding to see their hard work, dedication and creativity recognised by their industry peers. It inspires us to continue to produce excellence.”
In 2015, artists from Rising Sun Pictures won a VES Award for Virtual Cinematography for the Quicksilver Kitchen sequence from X-Men: Days of Future Past.