TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - This year, the Oscar® for Achievement in
Visual Effects went to the film Hugo, which featured the work of Seneca
graduates and professors.
Six graduates and professors worked on Martin Scorsese's 3D children's
adventure, including Professors Mahmoud Rahnama division computer graphics lead and Kenny Tam (division computer graphics supervisor) and graduates Tricia Kim (matchmove artist), John Dinh compositor, Karen Cheng (compositor), and Rickey Verma (compositor).
"We are delighted that Seneca graduates and faculty had the opportunity
to showcase their talents in the Oscar®-winning film Hugo," said David Agnew, Seneca President. "We're very proud of the careers they have built and the successes
they have achieved."
All of the films nominated for an Academy Award® for Achievement in
Visual Effects featured the artistry of a graduate or professor of
Seneca's Visual Effects for Film and Television program.
"The continued recognition by industry through vehicles like the Academy
Awards® speaks volumes about the quality of Seneca graduates," said
Mark Jones, Chair of the School of Creative Arts and Animation. "Seneca has been offering programs in animation and visual effects for
less than a decade, so we are very proud of the incredible success of
so many of the projects that students, graduates and professors have
been involved with."
In the Visual Effects for Film and Television graduate certificate program, students are introduced to the various
techniques used to create visual effects for film and television.
Studies focus on the software tools used to create visual effects and
issues involved in combining these effects with live action footage.
With 10 campuses across the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca offers degrees,
diplomas and graduate certificates renowned for their quality and
respected by employers. Combining the highest academic standards with
practical, hands-on learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest
technology ensures Seneca graduates are career-ready.
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