EMMY Nominations for Accenture Song and Pixomondo!
There was great excitement among our AMCRS HEROESAccenture Song and Pixomondo – and among us, too – at the announcement of the 2023 Emmy Awards nominations on July 12!
In the “Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode” category Accenture Song got a nomination for “The Nevers – It’s A Good Day” (with Visual Effects Supervisor Emmanuel Fuchs) and for “Shadow And Bone – Rusalye” (with their former VFX Supervisor Juri Stanossek).
In the “Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie” category Pixomondo was nominated for “House Of The Dragon” (with Sven Martin, Sebastian Meszmann, Mark Spindler, Mark Dauth and others).
12:30 CET FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) VFX Team Sustainability: Growing and Retaining Talent Marian Dobrunz, Head of HR, RISE | Visual Effects Studios, Jasmin Hasel, Vice President & Executive Producer European Operations, Scanline VFX https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26112
12:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen Challenging Productions for Web/TV/Cinema: TALES OF ZALE and HUI BUH 2 Peter Lames, Accenture Song / Associate VFX Supervisor, Animationsinstitut Alumnus, Roland Petrizza, Senior Digital Compositor at Accenture Song, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH, Filmakademie Alumnus, Sveta Yuferova, Director, Animationsinstitut Alumna https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26132
13:05 CET FMX Raum Mannheim, The Houdini Suite Our Solaris experience so far at RISE Bernhard Esperester, Head of Lighting, Oliver Markowski, Head of 3D, Fuat Yüksel, Head of FX, RISE | Visual Effects Studios https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27376
13:30 CET FMX School Campus Meet up with all Fresh Vision talents & European Animation Development Lab „Animation Sans Frontières“ (ASF). Animationsinstitut
14:30 CET FMX Turm Aalen & Video on Demand (from April 28) From VR to animated installations: THE FAMILY PORTRAIT and TALES FROM SODA ISLAND Dan Franke, VR Artist & Co-Founder and Director of Studio Syro, Animationsinstitut Alumnus https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26133
15:45 CET FMX Raum Heilbronn, The Autodesk Suite & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Bad Ghouls: A look at the award-winning workflow behind A Calling. From the Desert. To the Sea Animationsinstitut Students & Alumni: Lennard Fricke, VFX Producer, Lukas Kapp, Creature TD, Lukas Löffler, Lead Compositor, Mario Bertsch, VFX Supervisor, Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Character Artist https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27310
14:00-15:30 CET APDs L-Bank Rotunde (available as VoD to all APD accredited participants) APDs Conference Part 1, Case Study 1 From Film School to Industry with “Ich kenne ein Tier / I know an animal” – A Launchpad for Young Animators Prof. Andreas Hykade, Head of Animation Directing, Animationsinstitut/Filmakademie https://www.animationproductiondays.de/programme/conference-2023/
14:30 CET FMX Bertha-Benz-Saal & Video on Demand (from April 28) Evolving Research & Technology for a Minimized Footprint Prof. Jan Adamczyk, Hochschule der Medien, Professor Susanne Marschall, Professor, University of Tuebingen, Volker Helzle, Head of Research and Development, Animationsinstitut https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26120
14:30 CET FMX Raum Heilbronn, The Autodesk Suite & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) No turning back because I deleted the folders – the early adopter USD journey at RISE Kolja Hübschmann, Oliver Markowski, (RISE I Visual Effects Studios) https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26871
16:15 CET FMX Raum Reutlingen & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Accenture Song Recruiting Presentation Michael Bergmann, Recruiting Senior Specialist, Gus Martinez, Compositing and VFX Supervisor, Carina Thomiczny, 3D Senior Realtime Artist, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26249
17:30 CET ITFS Open Air Best of Animation 1 – Homemade Highlights 1 Films by Tine Kluth, Julia Ocker, Andreas Hykade, Marc Schleiss, Gottfried Mentor, Volker Engel, Johannes Weiland et al., Hochschule der Medien, Studio Filmbilder, Animationsinstitut Alumni, curated by Förderverein ITFS e.V. https://www.itfs.de/en/events/best-of-animation-1-homemade-highlights-1/
17:00 CET FMX König-Karl-Halle & VIDEO ON DEMAND (from April 28) Creating Visual Effects for STRANGER THINGS, Season 4 Overall VFX Supervisor and Emmy Award winner Jabbar Raisani, Additional VFX Supervisor Marion Spates, Jan Burda, VFX Supervisor, Accenture Song Content Germany GmbH https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/26072
17:00 CET FMX Turm Aalen & Video on Demand (from April 28) A Calling. From The Desert. To The Sea. Animationsinstitut Students & Alumni: Lennard Fricke, VFX Producer, Lukas Kapp, Creature TD, Lukas Löffler, Lead Compositor, Mario Bertsch, VFX Supervisor, Till Sander-Titgemeyer, Character Artist https://fmx.de/en/program-2023/detail/event/27094
Yesterday, the Visual Effects Society announced the nominations for the 2023 VES Awards! Among them are two companies that are also HEROES of the AMCRS.
PIXOMONDOreceived four nominations – in the category OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL EPISODE “The Boys: Payback” as well as “House of the Dragon: The Black Queen”, in the category OUTSTANDING COMPOSITING & LIGHTING IN AN EPISODE the Dance of Dragons from “House of the Dragon: The Black Queen”, and “See: I See You” in the category OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL EPISODE.
Scanline VFX were nominated in the OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL EPISODE and OUTSTANDING EFFECTS SIMULATIONS IN AN EPISODE, COMMERCIAL, OR REAL-TIME PROJECT categories for their work on “Stranger Things 4: The Piggyback” and also in the OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE category for “The Gray Man.”
The visual effects of Murad Abu Eisheh’s diploma film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg“A Calling . From the Desert . To the Sea” were created by fellow students of the Animationsinstitut. The work of Mario Bertsch, Max Pollmann, Lukas Löffler and Till Sander-Titgemeyer achieved a nomination in the category OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS IN A STUDENT PROJECT (AWARD SPONSORED BY AUTODESK).
Congratulations to all nominees and fingers crossed for the awards ceremony at the 21st Annual VES Awards on February 15, 2023 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles!
It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Thilo Kuther, founder of Pixomondo.
Thilo was a visionary and enthusiast. The long-time CEO founded the company in 2001 and started with video installations and 3D animation. Since then, Pixomondo has grown considerably, with locations in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Vancouver, Montreal, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Toronto and Los Angeles, among others.
The Oscar-winning visual effects for Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and the effects for „Star Trek Into Darkness“, the “Fast & Furious” and “The Hunger Games” franchise, among others, were created under Kuthers’ leadership. Pixomondo has also worked on several TV series – including “Game of Thrones“, “The Mandalorian“, “The Watchmen” and since 2017 “Star Trek Discovery“. There was also close collaboration with Roland Emmerich on “2012“, “Independence Day: Resurgence“, “Midway” and “Moonfall“.
It were not least these great successes that contributed decisively to the emergence of the animation and VFX hotspot Stuttgart Region.
In 2019, Thilo Kuther stepped down as CEO of Pixomondo and most recently led the company Xmachina.
Our deepest sympathy goes to his wife Claudia, his family and his friends.