Director Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar is a multiple Academy Award-nominee at this year’s Oscars and a very likely winner in the Best Visual Effects category. When he comes to this week’s SPARK (FWD) 2015 annual visual effects festival and conference in Vancouver, Ian Hunter of New Deal Studios will discuss bringing Nolan’s unique visions to the silver screen."Sparking a change in Hollywood: Annual visual effects festival focuses on burgeoning world of virtual reality"
Robert Bridson’s face hasn’t graced the silver screen, but the Vancouver man is taking home an Oscar in February. Bridson will be honoured for his pioneering work in visual effects at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, dubbed the Sci-Tech Oscars, on Feb. 7 in Los Angeles."UBC professor takes home a Sci-Tech Oscar for work in visual effects"