January 15, 2016
The Walk, by Director Robert Zemeckis, is nominated for VES Award in the category “Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature”. This award is to honour the overall achievement of the visual effects that play a supporting or background role in the telling of the story.
This nomination comes as a great recognition for Rodeo FX’ President and VFX Supervisor Sébastien Moreau; for Atomic Fiction’s VFX Supervisor Kevin Baillie and VFX Producer Camille Cellucci; and for UPP’s VFX Supervisor Viktor Muller, who share the nomination. The three VFX studios teamed up to create the stunning yet invisible VFX work for The Walk.
Rodeo FX delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for the film, which chronicles artist Philippe Petit’s high-wire walk between the newly constructed Twin Towers in 1974. The work completed by Rodeo FX includes CG reconstructions of the towering World Trade Center and its surroundings, and other scenes from 1970s New York.
The 14th Annual VES Awards Gala will take place on February 2 2016, in Los Angeles.