Grads Work on Academy-Award

Nominated Films

February 26, 2016

The Academy Awards are the culmination of each year’s awards season. This year, the drama and red carpet fashion lead up to what we hope will be an award-winning evening for graduates of The Art Institute of Vancouver. We’re excited to announce that the following graduates worked on the visual effects teams for Oscar-nominated films Ex Machina, The Revenant, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Ex Machina

Michael Ranalletta, Compositor, 2004, Diploma, Visual Effects Digital Animation Master

The Revenant

  • Dane Rayce Larocque, Character Modeler, 2012, Diploma, 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Charmaine Childs, Paint-Rotoscope Artist, 2013, Diploma, VFX for Film and Television
  • Charles Daniel Lai, Senior Compositor, 2006, Diploma, Visual Effects & Foundation for Design
  • Deanne Louie, VFX Production Manager, 2004, Certificate, Entertainment Business & Management
  • Roberto Flores, Matchmover, 2011, Diploma, VFX for Film and Television
  • Cory Darough, Modeler/Texture Artist, 2010, Diploma, 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • “Goby” Hsiao Yun Chou, 2006, Diploma, Animation Art & Design

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • Matt Anderson, CG Generalist at Industrial Light & Magic, 2011, Diploma, 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Dan Brittain, Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, 1998, Diploma, Digital Animation Master Program
  • Celia Jepson, Lighting Supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, 2003, Diploma, Visual Effects Digital Animation Master
  • Dane Larocque, Jr. Character Modeler at Industrial Light & Magic, 2012, Diploma, 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
  • Stu MacRae, Senior Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, 2004, Diploma, Visual Effects Digital Animation Master
  • Sal Malik, Lighting TD at Industrial Light & Magic, 2006, Diploma, Game Art & Design
  • “Goby” Hsiao Yun Chou, 2006, Diploma, Animation Art & Design
  • Michael Ranalletta, Compositor, 2004, Diploma, Visual Effects Digital Animation Master
  • Dan Schick, Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, 2003, Diploma, Visual Effects Digital Animation Master
  • Olessya (Alexa) Zalipyatskikh, Diploma, Associate Software Engineer at Industrial Light & Magic, 2012, 3D Modeling for Animation & Games
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