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Friday, February 15, 2008

AnimationMentor.com Co-founder Gets Honored With VES Award !!!

Los Angeles, February 11, 2008 : The 6th Annual VES Awards were announced in a glittering ceremony at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood. The sold-out event attracted more than a thousand visual effects and animation artists, dozens of nominees and members of the film, television, commercial and video game industries. During the evening, filmmaker Steven Spielberg received the VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the art and science of visual effects.

And this time our very own Shawn Kelly who is also a co-founder of the ever growing online animation school : AnimationMentor.com was honored by being awarded the VES Award in the category Best Single Visual Effect of the Year for his mindblowing work in "Transformers" (Desert highway sequence). Congrats Shawn !! You make us all proud.

About the VES
VES is a professional, honorary society, dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences,and applications of visual effects and to upholding the highest uniform standards and procedures for the visual effects profession. The VES is the entertainment industry's only official trade organization representing the extended community of visual effects practitioners including supervisors, artists, producers, technology developers,
educators and studio executives.

Its 1,600 global members contribute to all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos, games and new media. The VES strives to enrich and educate its members and the entertainment community at large through many domestic and international events, screenings and programs. Visual effects professionals constitute a vital creative force in content creation and are literally shaping the future of entertainment.

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