Last Friday I went to the Visual Effects Awards. I had a great time. In general, it was a lavish night full of some extraordinary and interesting people. I made contacts with different compositors. Many of whom were my age and graduated from the Computer arts and motion graphics program at the School of Visual Arts here in New York.
There were compositors working on projects as varied as the upcoming Cohen brothers film to Disney's Mary Poppins Returns.
HBO's go-to VFX Supervisor Lesley Robson-Foster received a distinguished award from the society commemorating her career. They celebrated her upbeat attitude when it came to working on set and her passion for making exciting (and in many cases gruesome) visual effects.
Outside of that there were many people interested in Virtual Reality filmmaking. We picked each other's brains and geeked out over what the future might bring.
VES Awards 2018
New York, New York
This venue was lit!