DAVE School is proud to announce that 42 of its graduates have been credited on 18 nominated projects vying for the coveted VES Awards. The 19th Annual VES Awards recognize the most outstanding visual effects in film, animation, television, commercials and video games, along with the artists that created them.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held virtually and streamed worldwide on April 6th. DAVE School graduates worked on nominated projects in the following six categories: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode and Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project.
“At DAVE School, our programs are focused on teaching our students how to work in a collaborative production-like pipeline that is used in the film and television industries,” said Gina Rhodes, Executive Director of the DAVE School. “Our students receive intensive specialized training from industry professionals and their talents are on display at the VES Awards. It is an honor seeing our graduates applying the visual effects skills learned at the DAVE School to further their careers.”
DAVE School graduates have contributed to many popular projects at this year’s VES Awards including: “Lovecraft Country,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” “The Mandalorian,” “Westworld,” “Cyberpunk 2077” and “The Last of Us Part II.”
“We are so proud of our alumni and all of their extraordinary achievements,” said Jon Gress, Dean of Academic Affairs. “Being recognized for their visual effects talents in 18 nominated projects is an incredible feat. I look forward to tuning in and cheering them on virtually.”
For more information on the 19th annual VES Awards Ceremony, go to: visualeffectssociety.com and to learn more about DAVE School alumni, please visit: daveschool.com.
About DAVE School
The DAVE School was founded on June 8, 2000 by two film industry executives looking to create #CareerReady artists with a practical animation school. Today, The DAVE School offers specialized training in visual effects and game production with extensive practice under industry level supervision. Located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida®, The DAVE School has an 18,000-square-foot facility that includes learning and interactive labs, a dedicated Virtual and Real-Time production stage, a Vicon motion capture system, 3D printing and VR/AR labs and secure student access seven days a week.The DAVE School is an academic unit of NUC University (NUC), which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), Florida Technical College (FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).