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9 VanArts Graduates Work on Oscar-Winning Dune

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We’d like to take this opportunity to stop talking about the “Hitchslap” for a moment, and celebrate the fact that Dennis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of DUNE won Best Visual Effects at the Academy Awards, featuring the work of 9 VanArts graduates in 3D Character Animation & Visual Effects:

Eduardo Souza – Stephen James – Cody Stoof – Dan Finnegan – Melaina Mace – Michael Smith-Kennard – Harrison Wang – Chris Sokalofsky – Jelle Van De Weghe

DUNE was nomimated for 10 Oscars in total, and took home 6 of them, for Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, and Best Original Score.

Congratulations to our grads and their production teams, and we look forward to seeing how many of our people will make the spice flow for Part Two!

If you want to learn the weirding way for making awesome visual effects for film & television, contact us today. Don’t be afraid. Fear is the mind killer.