LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/—The VES Awards were given out last night during the Visual Effects Society’s (VES) sixth annual gala event 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.
“The work we celebrated tonight is a testament to the crucial role the talent, knowledge and experience visual effects artists play in the storytelling process. Because visual effects ‘geeks’ are at the cutting edge of technology, they are also at the cutting edge of entertainment as well,” says Eric Roth, VES Executive Director. “I think it is remarkably appropriate that we awarded our highest honor—the VES Lifetime Achievement Award—to Steven Spielberg, because he is not only one of the greatest storytellers of our time, he is also an honorary techno-geek for us tonight.” – (Source).
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