Magazine article Screen International

Joe Letteri in Visual Effects Society Honour

Magazine article Screen International

Joe Letteri in Visual Effects Society Honour

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The Visual Effects Society (VES) has named Oscar-winning visual effects master Joe Letteri as the recipient of the society’s Georges Melies Award.

Letteri, the director of Weta Digital who was part of Academy Award-winning teams on Avatar, King Kong, and the last two entries in the Lord Of The Rings franchise, will receive the honour on February 13 2018 at the 16th Annual VES Awards.

The VES Georges Melies Award is given to a visual effects master in recognition of “pioneering significant and lasting contributions to the art and science of the visual effects industry by way of artistry, invention and groundbreaking work.”

Letteri has also won four BAFTA awards, six VES Awards, and the Academy’s technical achievement award for co-creating the technique that brought Gollum to life. …

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