MONTREAL, Jan. 28, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - MPC Montreal has particular reason to celebrate this award season as they were the lead studio on X-Men: Days of Future Past (photo), which has just been nominated for an Academy, BAFTA and VES award. The show was the very first project delivered by the studio, which was opened in Autumn 2013.
MPC Montreal's Production VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers (Prometheus, Robin Hood) received an Oscar nomination for the team's work on X-Men: Days of Future Past (photo). Together with MPC Montreal's VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands, they are nominated at this year's BAFTAs. And the Visual Effects Society (VES) has nominated them both in the "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture" category as well.
"We are so proud of the talented team we have here at MPC Montreal. This has been an incredible time of growth for our industry and for our team and I am thrilled that our work is being honoured," says Emilie Dussault, General Manager of MPC Montreal.
MPC's work on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has also be nominated several times with MPC London's VFX Supervisor Nicolas Aithadi (Harry Potter, 10,000BC) nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and VES award.
Additionally, the Academy announced that Ben Cole, head of MPC's Canadian software team, will be recognised with a Sci-Tech award for the team's work on their ground-breaking destruction software tool, Kali, which has been used in movies including Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Prometheus and Godzilla.
MPC has been nominated for two additional VES Awards. MPC London's VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez is nominated for Disney's Maleficent in the "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture" category. And MPC Vancouver's VFX Supervisor David Seager is nominated for the teams' work on Game of Thrones: The Watchers on The Wall (S4e9) in the "Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program" category.
MPC is part of the Technicolor production network, seamlessly connecting our creative studios in London, Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Bangalore, to provide streamlined VFX services to the demanding global film marketplace. MPC works with some of the best creative, production, technology and software talent in the world and their recent nominations and 2013 Academy Award win (for their contribution to Ang Lee's Life of Pi) continues to support their leadership role in the industry. Through collaboration with the entertainment industry's most respected and influential filmmakers, MPC crafts spectacular images that bring to life some of the most ambitious and stunning stories.
Eighteen months since it opened, MPC Montreal continues to thrive, now with more than 465 artists and growing in our 51,000 square foot studio, we are proud to call it an Oscar-nominated studio.
About MPC: moving-picture.com
MPC is a creative studio, who craft spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. They have been global leaders in VFX for over 25 years with industry-leading facilities in London, Montreal, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Bangalore, Amsterdam, and Mexico City.
Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the film, advertising and entertainment industries, some of their recent projects include films such as 'Into the Woods' Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficient, X-Men, Days of Future Past and 'Life of Pi,' and Advertising campaigns for brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Sony, EA and Dell.
Their broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-viz, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.
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