The Emmy nominations]were announced yesterday. It was with great pride that I saw Vikings nominated for Best Visual Effects in a Supporting Role. Here's the official credit list:
An Octagon and Take 5 production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for History
Dennis Berardi, Visual Effects Supervisor
Julian Parry, Visual Effects Supervisor
Bill Halliday, Visual Effects Producer
Wilson Cameron, Visual Effects Producer
Dominic Remane, Digital Effects Supervisor
Jim Maxwell, Matte Painting Lead
Ovidiu Cinazan, Compositing Lead
Maria Gordon, Compositing Lead
Mike Borrett, Visual Effects Production Manager
I worked with Maria Gordon and Bill Halliday every day, so I'm really happy to see their work be recognized. Vikings was a great experience for me, one of the best in my visual effects career.
I'll be going back next week to start on season two. I'm very much looking forward to it.
There was another show nominated, The Borgias:
Showtime Presents in association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films
Wojciech Zielinski, Visual Effects Supervisor
JP Giamos, Visual Effects Producer
Gabor Kiszelly, Special Effects Supervisor
James Chretien, Lighting Supervisor
Ahmed Shehata, CG Supervisor
Chris Ankli, 3D Artist
Jordan Nieuwland, Lead Matte Painter
Adrian Sutherland, Lead Digital Compositor
Amanda Lynn Hollingworth, Digital Compositor
When I saw this list, I was really happy. Adrian Sutherland, the lead compositor, was one of my students in 2010.
This is one of the joys of teaching. It's my hope that my students go on and thrive in the industry. I'm very proud of Adrian and the fantastic work he's done. His Vimeo page is here and his website is here.