Super 78 Studios up for VES Award

I ran a post about Electrosonic’s involvement with the install of the Xperiential Maritime Museum in Singapore last October- and it looks like the company responsible for content is up for a VES award! Super 78 Studios is nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects against a couple of heavy hitters in the biz- Disney’s Star Tours Revamp and Universal’s Transformers. The awards are set to be announced at the 10th annual VES Awards show Feb.7 at the Beverly Hilton. It’s not their first nomination- see the press release below.

The VES Awards recognize and honor the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them. There are categories for 23 different disciplines including film, animation, television, commercials, special venues, and video games.

Super 78 was responsible for the special effects in Typhoon 360, the feature attraction at the Maritime Experiential Museum in Singapore….Filming for Typhoon 360, which features state-of-the art, real time effects including robotic, and high-resolution projections, required the meticulous integration of practical set pieces, lighting, projection mapping, and included 60 different shots for the six-minute film. And, it was produced at just a fraction of the cost of its big-budget competitors.

The press release:
Super 78 Nominated for VES Award for Typhoon 360
Race for Visual Effect Award Pits Super 78’s Typhoon Experience Against Disney, Universal Attractions

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2012) – A film by Super 78 Studios for a brand new attraction that brings its audience face to face with the forces of a Southern Pacific Typhoon scored a nomination recently from the Visual Effects Society for a coveted VES Award. Super 78 Studio’s production of Typhoon 360, the feature attraction at the new Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium in Singapore, netted a nomination in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue and will compete with Disney’s Star Tours Revamp and Universal’s Transformers for the coveted visual effects award next month.

Filming for Typhoon 360, which features state-of-the art, real time effects including robotic, and high-resolution projections, required the meticulous integration of practical set pieces, lighting, projection mapping, and included 60 different shots for the six-minute film. And, it was produced at just a fraction of the cost of its big-budget competitors.
“We’re quite proud that a low-cost and technologically-stunning venture like Typhoon 360 measures up to the same standards and level of performance of deep-pocket projects from Disney and Universal,” said Brent Young, CCO and Creative Director for Super 78 Studios, and Co-Writer, Director and Visual Effects Supervisor for Typhoon 360.

Listed on the nomination with Young are Peter Crossman – VFX Producer, Michael “Oz” Smith – Technical Director, and Seungyong Lee – Visual Effects Supervisor.
It’s the second consecutive year a Super 78-produced film has been nominated for a VES award. The firm’s work on Flight of the Dragon, a popular Flying Experience attraction at one of China’s largest theme parks, was nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue in 2011, and Super 78 also was previously nominated for its work on the Busch Gardens Curse of Darkastle, and for a VES television award for the creation of Ben 10 for the Cartoon Network.
The 10th annual VES Awards honor outstanding visual effects in 23 different categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Winners will be announced Tues., Feb. 7 at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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