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MPC's VFX Work Makes Academy Awards Shortlist


Three films are in the running for Best Visual Effects

MPC's VFX Work Makes Academy Awards Shortlist

The 95th Academy Awards VFX shortlist has been revealed and MPC is proud to have three films in the running for Best Visual Effects, NOPE, Thirteen Lives and Top Gun: Maverick.

For Jordan Peele’s NOPE, MPC worked with the filmmakers from the early stages of pre-production creating concept art and previz, finally delivering more than 675 shots. MPC’s VFX work included the design and creation of the alien-entity, CG cloudscapes, a CG chimpanzee, and an innovative new approach to converting plates shot during the day into night.

For director Ron Howard’s Thirteen Lives, MPC delivered 545 shots, and were tasked with creating photorealistic underwater environments, CG crowds and digital set extensions for the caves. 

Finally, working with Director Joseph Kosinski, MPC’s team delivered over 950 shots for Top Gun Maverick, which brings aviator Pete Mitchell back from the past to lead Top Gun’s elite graduates on a new mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

10 movies will now compete in the VFX branches’ Jan. 14th 'Bake-off', where VFX supervisors will show excerpts of their work and describe the VFX challenges.

Following the screenings, Academy members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration. The nominations will be announced on January 24th, 2023. 


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MPC LA, Fri, 23 Dec 2022 10:47:41 GMT