LaSalle College Vancouver grads are no strangers to the Oscars, but this year an unprecedented number of VFX alumni were nominated for film’s highest honour.
Seventy-two grads were among the teams nominated for Oscar excellence in such films as Avengers Infinity War. A whopping 68 alumni worked on the mega-Hollywood blockbuster. Family favourite Christopher Robin, science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, and Star Wars saga Solo also featured the Oscar-nominated work of LaSalle College Vancouver graduates.
The many VFX studios involved in Avengers Infinity War include Perception, Cinesite, Digital Domain, Double Negative, Elstree Effects, Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Method Studios, RISE Visual Effects Studios, ScanlineVFX, Lola Visual Effects, Territory Studio and Weta Digital. There is a grand total of 2,680 VFX shots in the movie.
This is the seventh year in a row that LaSalle College Vancouver grads have contributed to Oscar-winning and nominated films. Last year, LaSalle alumni at Double Negative won Oscar for Blade Runner 2049. First Man ultimately won this year’s Oscar for special effects.
Congratulations to our many grads for cinematic excellence and achievement, and to our VFX department for preparing them to work with some of the world’s top studios.