The Oscars

LCV alumni contributed to all 5 Oscar-nominated films for Best Visual Effects

February 11, 2020

LaSalle College Vancouver grads are no strangers to the Oscars, contributing to Oscar-winning and nominated movies year-after-year.

This year, LCV alumni from the Animation, 3D Modeling & VFX School had strong representation at the Oscars, and were part of all 5 teams nominated for Best VFX of 2020. The five nominated films were: 1917, Avengers: Endgame, The Irishman, The Lion King, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. World War I adventure ‘1917' won Best Visual Effects at this year's Oscars.

Below is a list of graduates who worked in the Oscar-nominated films for best Visual Effects for 2020:

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS | WINNER

1917
Troy Provencal, LiDAR Technician – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2013)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS | NOMINEES

AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Daniel Broverman, Animator: Digital Domain – Animation Art & Design (2006)
Faozan Salman, Visual Effects Artist – VFX for Film & Television (2014)
Huy Thai, Motion Capture Specialist – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2014)
Marco Cantaluppi, digital compositor – VFX, CDIS (2004)
Peter Dudley, Compositor – VFX for Film & Television (2007)
Tyler Halarewich, Digital Artist – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2015)
Troy Provencal, Motion Capture Specialist – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2013)

THE IRISHMAN
Evan Kwan, Compositor: ILM – VFX for Film & Television (2011)
Dan Schick, Digital Compositor: ILM – VFX, CDIS (2003)
Kazuma Tonegawa - Facial Capture Artist: ILM – VFX for Film & Television (2011)
Lester Chung, Senior Lighting TD – VFX for Film & Television (2004)

THE LION KING
Kurtis Dawe, Character Artist: MPC – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2010)

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Charles Lai, Compositing Supervisor: ILM – VFX (2006)
Chris Stefiuk, Hard Surface Modeler: ILM – 3D Modeling for Animation & Games (2010)
Dan Schick, Digital Compositor: ILM – VFX (CDIS, 2003)
Evan Kwan, Compositor: ILM – VFX for Film & Television (2011)
Lester Chung, Senior Lighting TD: ILM – VFX (CDIS, 2004)

Congratulations to our many grads for cinematic excellence and achievement, and to our VFX department for preparing them to work at some of the world’s top studios.

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